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Paper: Turbulent Magnetic Fields in the Quiet Sun: A Search for Cyclic Variations
Volume: 428, SOHO-23: Understanding a Peculiar Solar Minimum
Page: 103
Authors: Kleint, L.; Berdyugina, S. V.; Shapiro, A. I.; Bianda, M.
Abstract: Turbulent magnetic fields fill most of the volume of the solar atmosphere. However, their spatial and temporal variations are still unknown. Since 2007, during the current solar minimum, we are periodically monitoring several wavelength regions in the solar spectrum to search for variations of the turbulent magnetic field in the quiet Sun. These fields, which are below the resolution limit, can be detected via the Hanle effect which influences the scattering polarization signatures (Q/I) in the presence of magnetic fields. We present a description of our program and first results showing that such a synoptic program is complementary to the daily SOHO magnetograms for monitoring small-scale magnetic fields.
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