Spectral line polarization with angle-dependent partial frequency redistribution II Accelerated lambda iteration and scattering expansion methods for the Rayleigh scattering

@article{Sampoorna2011SpectralLP,
  title={Spectral line polarization with angle-dependent partial frequency redistribution II Accelerated lambda iteration and scattering expansion methods for the Rayleigh scattering},
  author={M. Sampoorna and K. N. Nagendra and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Frisch},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2011},
  volume={527}
}
Context. The linear polarization of strong resonance lines observed in the solar spectrum is created by the scattering of the photospheric radiation field. This polarization is sensitive to the form of the partial frequency redistribution (PRD) function used in the line radiative transfer equation. Observations have been analyzed until now with angle-averaged PRD functions. With an increase in the polarimetric sensitivity and resolving power of the present-day telescopes, it will become… 

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