HAO Research Highlights

Vertical profiles of maximum wind shear
March 31, 2017

The NCAR Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM), with a quasi-uniform horizontal resolution of $\sim$25km and a vertical resolution of 0.1 scale height, produces large horizontal winds and vertical shears maximizing in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT), similar to those found

Meridional flow variations induced by magnetic cycles.
March 24, 2017

Surface observations indicate that the speed of the solar meridional circulation in the photosphere varies in anti-phase with the solar cycle.

Global 3D simulations of solar giant-cell convection.
March 24, 2017

Global 3D simulations of solar giant-cell convection have provided significant insight into the processes which yield the Sun’s observed differential rotation and cyclic dynamo action.

Space Weather Jan 2017 journal cover
February 16, 2017

In this NASA-led study, we report the concept of using near-real time observations from a coronagraph to provide early warning of a fast coronal mass ejection (CME) and the possible onset of a solar energetic particle (SEP) event.

Time evolution of two bipolar magnetic regions (BMRs)
January 9, 2017

We develop a three-dimensional kinematic self-sustaining model of the solar dynamo in which the poloidal field generation is from tilted bipolar sunspot pairs placed on the solar surface above regions of strong toroidal field by using the SpotMaker algorithm and then the transport of this poloida

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