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Center for Geospace Storms: Transforming the understanding and predictability of space weather. Image: APL
April 22, 2022

NCAR is a leading partner in the development of a model simulation that will transform scientists’ ability to model the impacts of space weather storms, which can disrupt radio communications, damage satellites, endanger astronauts, and down electrical grids.

A giant solar flare erupting from the sun
March 31, 2022

Join us for two excellent opportunities to broaden and deepen your understanding of Space Weather and Heliophysics, and to connect with the broader space physics community—the Boulder Space Weather Summer School and the Heliophysics Summer School.

Publication Highlights

The solar spectrum seen at low resolution
June 22, 2022

This paper identifies spectral lines from EUV to infrared wavelengths which are optimally suited to measuring vector magnetic fields as high as possible in the solar atmosphere.

CLEDB 2-line magnetic inversion algorithm flowchart.
June 22, 2022

Alin Paraschiv and Philip Judge present CLEDB, a single point inversion algorithm for determining magnetic parameters using spectro-polarimetric measurements of emission lines formed in the solar corona.

3D view of the simulated corona
June 22, 2022

Coronal loops, seen in solar coronal images, are believed to represent emission from magnetic flux tubes with compact cross sections. We examine the 3D structure of plasma above an active region in a radiative magnetohydrodynamic simulation to locate volume counterparts for coronal loops.

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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