Abstract Details

Name: Dr. Anusha, L. S.
Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for solar system research
Conference ID: ASI2017_1389
Title : Non-equilibrium hydrogen ionization in the solar atmosphere
Authors and Co-Authors : M. van noort
Abstract Type : Oral
Abstract Category : Sun and the Solar System
Abstract : In the solar atmosphere, the assumption of local thermodynamic equilibrium is well known to be invalid. Further, the assumption of statistical equilibrium is not true in general. In such cases, energy transport calculations must include all time-dependent terms and the level-population evolution must be treated explicitly. Here we discuss this problem of non-equilibrium ionization in the solar chromosphere, for the particular case of hydrogen.