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Each year HAO presents a number of staff awards for exceptional accomplishments. For the year 2015 Scott McIntosh had the honor of presenting three such awards that include the following...
With the new year, you will see a new face at HAO. Please extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our postdoc crew, Bidya Binay Karak.
After 50 years of operation, the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory received a major facelift this week. A new dome has been installed at the site. The old dome was removed Tuesday morning, January 5th, and the new dome was installed before the end of the same day.
What might happen to the well-known 11-year solar cycle if the Sun were spun up to rotate more than two times faster? To investigate such questions of the dependence of the Sun's internal dynamo on parameters such as rotation we must look to other stars with different physical conditions.
In a recent AGU editor's Vox Discussion, Delores Knipp explores the societal impacts of geomagnetically induced currents (GICs). GICs can cause voltage swings, transformer heating, and reactive power loss in high-voltage power transmission systems.
Recently, scientists at NCAR's High Altitude Observatory—using a 3-D computer model—may have uncovered an important clue. Their model, which they hoped would simply mimic the Sun's mysterious 11-year solar cycle, spontaneously plunged into its own grand minimum.