2D non-LTE radiative modelling of He I spectral lines formed in solar prominencesL. Léger and F. Paletou
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, 14 av. E. Belin, 31400 Toulouse, France
Received 30 May 2008 / Accepted 24 January 2009
Context. The interpretation of high-resolution spectropolarimetric observations of solar prominences completed primarily at visible and near-infrared wavelengths, requires radiative modelling that takes into account both multi-dimensional geometry and complex atomic models.
Aims. We enhance the interpretation of observations of He I multiplets, by considering 2D non-LTE unpolarized radiation transfer, and taking into account of the atomic fine-structure of helium.
Methods. We apply our 2D non-LTE radiative transfer code, which is based on the multi-grid Gauss-Seidel/SOR iterative schemes.
Results. It allows us to compute realistic emergent intensity profiles for the He I Å and D3 multiplets, which can be directly compared to the simultaneous and high-resolution observations completed at THéMIS. A preliminary 2D multi-thread modelling is also discussed.
Key words: Sun: prominences -- line: profiles -- radiative transfer
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