Stokes profile analysis and vector magnetic fields. II. Formal numerical solutions of the Stokes transfer equations

@inproceedings{Rees1989StokesPA,
  title={Stokes profile analysis and vector magnetic fields. II. Formal numerical solutions of the Stokes transfer equations},
  author={David E. Rees and Christopher John Durrant and Graham A. Murphy},
  year={1989}
}
Two numerical methods for formal integration of the Stokes transfer equations for line formation in a strong magnetic field were tested by computing Stokes profiles for a Zeeman triplet in a Milne-Eddington model atmosphere, and for the anomalously split Ca II K line in a realistic solar model. The first method is a Feautrier (1964) type method, in which the equations are written in second-order form and solved by finite-differences. The second method is a new solution called DELO, in which an… CONTINUE READING