Applications of

Radiative Transfer

to stellar and planetary atmospheres
Tenerife, Spain - 13-17 Nov. 2017

Poster abstract details

Formal Solutions for the Polarized Radiative Transfer Equation
Gioele Janett, Oskar Steiner, and Luca Belluzzi


The task to numerically compute reliable and accurate emergent Stokes profiles is of great relevance in solar physics. Aiming at facilitating the comprehension of the advantages and drawbacks of the different formal solvers, this work presents a reference paradigm for their characterization based on the concepts of order of accuracy, stability, and computational cost.