Resolving Azimuth Ambiguity Using Vertical Nature of Solar Quiet-Sun Magnetic Fields

  title={Resolving Azimuth Ambiguity Using Vertical Nature of Solar Quiet-Sun Magnetic Fields},
  author={Sanjay Gosain and Alexei A. Pevtsov},
  journal={Solar Physics},
The measurement of solar magnetic fields using the Zeeman effect diagnostics has a fundamental 180° ambiguity in the determination of the azimuth angle of the transverse field component. There are several methods that are used in the community and each one has its merits and demerits. Here we present a disambiguation idea that is based on the assumption that most of the magnetic field on the sun is predominantly vertical. While the method is not applicable to penumbra or other features… 
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