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Paper: A New Method for Comparing Numerical Simulations with Spectroscopic Observations of the Solar Photosphere
Volume: 354, Solar MHD Theory and Observations: A High Spatial Resolution Perspective
Page: 77
Authors: Rybak, J.; Kucera, A.; Woehl, H.; Wedemeyer-Boehm, S.; Steiner, O.
Abstract: A method for comparing high-resolution spectroscopic observations of the solar photosphere with numerical simulations of convection in the solar photosphere is presented. It is based on the comparison of the granular continuum contrast obtained from both the observations and the synthetic spectra, when the latter are calculated from numerical simulations using a particular type of data degradation. This method can be used post facto when a minimum of auxiliary information on characteristics of the telescope/spectrograph and on seeing conditions is available. Here, the method is applied to results of numerical simulations computed with the CO5BOLD code and high-resolution spectroscopic observations obtained with the VTT on Tenerife.
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