The quiet chromosphere: old wisdom, new insights, future needs

R.J. Rutten

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The introduction to this review summarizes chromosphere observation with two figures. The first part showcases the historical emphasis on the eclipse chromosphere in the development of NLTE line formation theory and criticizes 1D modeling. The second part advertises recent breakthroughs after many decades of standstill. The third part discusses what may or should come next.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-575
Number of pages11
JournalMemorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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