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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. 

Cover of "Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s"

Astro2020 calls out global coronal magnetic measurements as requiring investment

The recent Decadal Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s stated goals that would be supported by COSMO observations.

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.

Damon Burke and Steve Tomczyk of HAO, shown with the COSMO Phase I site survey equipment currently at the NCAR Marshall Field site just south of Boulder Colorado

COSMO Site and Design Advancement Updates

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided funding for the final design of the COSMO Large Coronagraph (LC). At 1.5 meter aperture, the LC will be the world’s largest refractive telescope, and will enable observations of the global coronal magnetic fields.

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.