HAO Research Highlights

Graph depicting temperature of cavities and surrounding streamers
March 31, 2020

We have analyzed 33 cavities observed between 2012 and 2018, from solar activity maximum to minimum. For each cavity we applied a differential emission measure method to obtain both a temperature distribution and a value of the average temperature.

Graph depicting solar magnetic weather
March 31, 2020

Rossby waves arise in thin layers within fluid regions of stars and planets. These global wave-like patterns occur due to the variation in Coriolis forces with latitude. In the past several years observational evidence has indicated that there are also Rossby waves in the Sun.

Graphic image of publication figure
March 24, 2020

Storm-induced ionospheric density variations are a major concern of near-Earth space environment as they could drastically disrupt satellite navigation and telecommunication systems.

Graphic image of monthly EPB occurrence rate
March 24, 2020

This work reveals the pathway through which the lower atmosphere impacts the ionosphere weather at mid and low latitudes.

Graphic image of variability vertical ExB drift
March 20, 2020

The ionosphere is different from one day to the next, even under geomagnetic and solar quiet condition. The vertical E×B drift at the geomagnetic equator is a key parameter that influences the state of the ionosphere and atmosphere.