HAO Research Highlights

Minimally processed Stokes spectra are shown for the 709.0 nm region
August 8, 2017

Observational solar physics is entering a new era with the advent of new 1.5 m class telescopes with adaptive optics, as well as the Daniel K. Inouye 4 m telescope which will become operational in 2019. Major outstanding problems in solar physics all relate to the solar magnetic field.

Observed and inverted Stokes spectra
August 8, 2017

The variation of the vector magnetic field along structures in the solar corona remains unmeasured. 

Intensity profiles of the Mg II h and k lines
August 8, 2017

We study broad red-shifted emission in chromospheric and transition region lines that appears to correspond to a form of post-flare coronal rain.

Raw S082B image with wavelength scale
July 21, 2017

We study UV spectra obtained with the SO82-B slit spectrograph on board SKYLAB to estimate the fine structure splitting of the Cl-like 3p43d4D5/2 and 3p43d4D7/2 levels of Fe X.

Magnetic data are shown for active region 11890
July 21, 2017

We consider the observational basis for the belief that flare ribbons in the chromosphere result from energy transport from the overlying corona. We study ribbons of modest flares using magnetic as well as intensity data from the Hinode, SDO and IRIS missions.

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