Volume 455, Number 3, September I 2006
|Page(s)||1091 - 1098|
|Published online||16 August 2006|
Sub arcsec evolution of solar magnetic fields
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, CNRS, 57 avenue d'Azeirex, BP 826, 65008 Tarbes Cedex, France
2 LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, Section de Meudon, 92195 Meudon, France
Accepted: 20 April 2006
Context.The evolution of the concentrated magnetic field in flux tubes is one challenge of the nowadays Solar physics which requires time sequence with high spatial resolution.
Aims.Our objective is to follow the properties of the magnetic concentrations during their life, in intensity (continuum and line core), magnetic field and Doppler velocity.
Methods.We have observed solar region NOAA 0644 on 2004 July 15 at Pic du Midi observatory with the Multichannel Subtractive Double Pass (MSDP) operating mode and analysed the circular polarization of the Na D1 589.6 nm spectral line in terms of longitudinal magnetic field in 2D field of view (), during 41 mn at two altitudes 327 km and 170 km in the photosphere.
Results.Our data analysis reveals that all the concentrated magnetic features are associated with downward motions and the magnetic field remains very stable during the 41 mn. At different height 327 and 170 km, a clear depth effect is visible on Doppler velocity but not in the magnetic field strength.
Key words: Sun: photosphere / Sun: granulation / Sun: magnetic fields
© ESO, 2006
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