in High Resolution Solar Observations: preparing for ATST
- ASP Conf. Ser. 286)
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.