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Photographic image of Mausumi Dikpati, senior scientist at HAO
December 15, 2020

A recent publication by Mausumi Dikpati was featured by AAS Nova in November 2020.

Photographic image of Peter Gilman
December 9, 2020

Senior Scientist Emeritus Peter Gilman has received the newly established Fellow of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) award.

Publication Highlights

Graphic image of VTGCM temperature profiles
December 30, 2020

Venus’ atmosphere has a cloud layer (~40 km - ~70 km) that encompasses the whole planet that separates the lower atmosphere and upper atmosphere.

Graphic image depicting effective diffusion coefficient
December 16, 2020

Han-Li Liu has observed that atmospheric gravity waves may transport heat and chemical species in the vertical direction.

Graphic depicting wind shear
December 16, 2020

Large wind shears around the mesopause region play an important role in atmospheric neutral dynamics and ionospheric electrodynamics.

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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