Due to the high complexity of the solar atmosphere, advanced, high-resolution spectropolarimetric observations are required to investigate its thermodynamic properties including the characteristics of the magnetic field. High-resolution, full Stokes chromospheric spectropolarimetry from ground-based telescopes offers the opportunity to obtain such data sets. My research focus on design, execution, analysis and interpretation of ground-based spectropolarimetric observations. The main aim of my current projects are:
- Develop semi-empirical radiative hydrodynamic models of the chromospheric structures through advanced spectropolarimetric inversion techniques.
- Perform diagnostics of the key plasma parameters, such as temperature, density, plasma pressure, magnetic field and velocity.
- Study the spatial and temporal variation of the physical parameters in the chromospheric structures and their magnetohydrodynamic stability.