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Mapping eastward & westward plasma flows

EOS Special Highlight Editors Feature Dr. Dong Lin's Recent AGU Article

Dr. Dong Lin's research article titled “Origin of Dawnside Subauroral Polarization Streams During Major Geomagnetic Storms,” was featured this month as an EOS Editor's Highlight. Fewer than 2 percent of papers are highlighted in this way.

Smiling group of Spectropolarimetry school students and lecturers taken on the outdoor patio at Center Green 1 building.

2nd Successful Spectropolarimetry School

The High Altitude Observatory and the National Solar Observatory organized their second successful Spectropolarimetry School in Boulder, Colorado. This two-week school presented an overview of the field of solar spectropolarimetry and its use for observing the Sun. 

Students and lecturers assembled together outdoors at the Embassy Suites patio area

2022 Space Weather Summer School

HAO held the latest in a series of successful Space Weather Summer Schools in Boulder, Colorado during the last 2 weeks of July. This unique educational workshop brought together 31 students mainly from the United States along with two students from abroad.

Jack Eddy

3rd Eddy Cross Disciplinary Symposium 2022

The aim of the third Eddy Symposium is to bring scientists (both early-career and more senior) together, from diverse disciplines, to help define the next decade of helio-physical research, including its implications for planetary and astrophysical objects.

Center for Geospace Storms: Transforming the understanding and predictability of space weather

The Multiscale Atmosphere-Geospace Environment (MAGE) model

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. 

UCoMP mounted on MLSO spar

UCoMP Instrument Nearing Science Mission Phase

The Upgraded Coronal Multi-Channel Polarimeter (UCoMP) coronagraph was deployed to Mauna Loa Solar Observatory in 2021.

ICON Satellite in orbit

New Scientific Paper Featuring Observations from NASA's ICON Mission

On November 29, 2021, NASA announced a new paper where "scientists presented the first direct measurements" from the ICON mission whose purpose is to observe a very complex geospace system.

Images to highlight the corrugated surfaces at which the centers of UV lines are formed (close to τ = 1) in MURaM calculations of the upper solar chromosphere

AAS Nova Features a Recent Publication by Philip Judge

Understanding the magnitude and occurrence of solar storms is key to predicting events that can be harmful to thousands of Earth-orbiting satellites and the welfare of astronauts. A recent paper by Philip Judge et al was highlighted in AAS Nova in a their featured article entitled, "A Better Space Weather Forecasting Tool."

Data from NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, mission reveals the twin bands of charged particles that persist near the equator at night

NASA Features Research by HAO Scientist Xuguang Cai

Since 2017, HAO has provided scientific support and analysis for NASA's Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD).