The Center-Limb Behavior of Solar Molecular Lines

  • George L. Withbroe
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The center-limb behavior of C2, CH, CN, CO, and MgH lines have been analyzed using five photospheric models. A three-stream model developed by G. Elste gave the most satisfactory results, providing evidence for the existence of inhomogeneities in the photospheric layers −2.5 ⩽ logτ 5000 ⩽ −0.5.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • George L. Withbroe
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  1. 1.Harvard College ObservatoryCambridgeUSA

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