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August 4, 2020
Sarah and family had a relaxing week of dispersed camping in the National Forests and Grasslands of Wyoming and the Dakotas, where they learned that cows yodel at night.

Recent News

Graphic image of magnetic field model
August 12, 2020

An international team led by solar physicists from Peking University, China and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA, has recently measured the global magnetic field of the solar corona for the first time.

Photographic image of affiliate scientist Joe Huba
July 23, 2020

Dr. Joe Huba is a Senior Research Scientist at Syntek Technologies in Virginia and a long-standing Affiliate Scientist at HAO. In a Scientia article, he explores the complex process of vast plasma bubbles forming in the upper atmosphere and quickly ascending into space.

Publication Highlights

Graphic depicting white light images
August 4, 2020

In this multi-instrument paper, we search for evidence of sustained magnetic reconnection far beyond the impulsive phase of the X8.2-class solar flare on 2017 September 10.

Graphic image depicting vertical drifts over Jicamarca
July 23, 2020

The low latitude ionosphere is one of the dynamic regions of the Earth’s upper atmosphere. The morphology of this region is controlled by radiative and coupled chemical, neutral and plasma transport processes.

Graphic image of Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron (EMIC) waves
July 16, 2020

A recent statistical study (Qin et al., 2018) has suggested that not all electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves can scatter relativistic electrons. However, knowledge of the factors that influence the EMIC wave scattering efficiency is still limited in observations.

MLSO Latest Images

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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