Monthly Archives: March 2022

176. On the Hemispheric Bias Seen in Vector Magnetic Field Data

Contributed by Yang Liu. Posted on March 22, 2022

The authors show that the new inversion code for the HMI’s vector field reduces the number of pixels that reverse signs after passing the central meridian. The analysis also reveals that the radial components of the HMI’s vector magnetic fields have a hemispheric bias, too.

175. Solving a long-standing problem with the HMI data products

Contributed by Ana Griñón-Marín. Posted on March 21, 2022

For weak magnetic regions, HMI’s vector magnetic fields are known to give ambiguous signs in the east-west direction. A new inversion strategy is developed to address this problem, and the follow-up analysis shows that the new code improves HMI’s weak vector magnetic fields.