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Image of certificate of congratulations for JAMES article
June 6, 2019

The Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES), presented HAO authors, with a certificate of achievement for their WACCM-X paper receiving the most downloads in the 12 months following it's online publication.

Photograph of Maura Hagan
May 3, 2019

Maura Hagan, HAO/NCAR emerita, is among 100 U.S. scientists and 25 international associates elected this year to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s premier academic institutions. Forty percent of the newly elected members are women—the most ever elected in any one year to date.

Publication Highlights

Graphs depicting 2018 HIWIND Thermospheric Wind Observations
June 13, 2019

Daytime thermospheric winds observed by the balloon-borne instrument HIWIND (High altitude Interferometer WIND experiment) during two flights in June 2011 and 2018 from Kiruna (68°N, 20°E), along with simultaneous EISCAT (European Incoherent SCATter radar) ion drift data, are analyzed.

Graph depicting Gravity Wave Forcing
June 13, 2019

Despite the increasing resolution, forcing on the mean circulation by resolved waves in general circulation models is not yet converging. Parameterization of the forcing remains a major source of model uncertainty.

Image of graph depicting total electron content (TEC)
May 29, 2019

Large‐scale meteorological disturbances like sudden stratospheric warmings (SSWs) are often of interest for the investigation of a variety of mechanisms and processes that link different regions of the Earth's atmosphere across a wide range of altitudes and latitudes.

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.


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).


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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