The uncombed penumbra


The uncombed penumbral model explains the structure of the sunspot penumbra in terms of thick magnetic fibrils embedded in a magnetic surrounding atmosphere. This model has been successfully applied to explain the polarization signals emerging from the sunspot penumbra. Thick penumbral fibrils face some physical problems, however. In this contribution we will offer possible solutions to these shortcomings.

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@inproceedings{Borrero2006TheUP, title={The uncombed penumbra}, author={Juan Manuel Borrero and Matthias Rempel and Sami K. Solanki}, year={2006} }