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Jack Eddy with gray hair, smiling
June 6, 2022

Sun, Earth, Planet, Space, Atmosphere and Ocean–As our planet becomes one among many thousands of known worlds, our needs to understand how Earth’s space and climate react to our variable star grow in urgency.

Large red letters spelling "ICON," smaller blue letters below "Ionospheric Connection Explorer"
November 30, 2021

On November 29, 2021, NASA announced a new paper where "scientists presented the first direct measurements" from the ICON mission whose purpose is to observe a very complex geospace system. The missions goal is to understand the clash between Earth's atmosphere and the space environment transpiring in the ionosphere.

Publication Highlights

Simulations
December 2, 2021

Outer zone radiation belt electron flux is highly variable and responds differently to different solar wind drivers.

A three-dimensional diagram ICON observations Indicating In-situ Ion Drift
October 22, 2021

Earth’s equatorial ionosphere exhibits significant and unpredictable day-to-day variations in density and morphology. This presents difficulties in preparing for adverse impacts on technological systems even 24 hours in advance.

Lomb-Scargle periodograms tracking geomagnetic storm data
September 30, 2021

TIMED/GUVI observed thermospheric column ∑O/N2 depletion in both hemispheres in March 2017.

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CoMP Coronal Intensity

The COronal Multi-channel Polarimeter (CoMP) observes the Fe-XIII emission line at 1074.7 nm to measure the coronal magnetic field and obtain plasma density and motion in the low corona from ~1.03 to 1.5 solar radii.

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K-Cor White Light Corona

Designed to study the formation and dynamics of coronal mass ejections and the evolution of the density structure of the low corona, K-Cor records the polarization brightness (pB).

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K-Cor (radially graded filter)

K-Cor image with a normalized radially graded filter (nrgf) to maximize image contrast, especially in the outer field.

These data are ideal for measuring positions of coronal structures such as CMEs and helmet streamers.

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