A new Solar Superstorms documentary

NCSA Press Release–Several scientists from HAO at NCAR, including Yuhong Fan, Mark Miesch, Nick Nelson, and Matthias Rem

Solar Maximum Mission Information and Data on the MLSO website

The Solar Maximum Mission (SMM) satellite was launched in 1980 aboard a NASA Delta rocket. Among SMM's primary science objectives was the study of the dynamics of solar flares and the study of solar magnetic fields associated with the flare phenomenon. Towards this end, the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) provided a white-light coronagraph/polarimeter (C/P) to study the relationship of the corona to the flare process.

On the watch for solar superstorms

Image of coronal mass ejection

NCAR solar physicist Scott McIntosh is raising awareness. While the current peak in the 11-year cycle of sunspot activity is on the weak side, the Sun might still produce a major storm at any point.

New Observational Technique Can Peer Deep into the Sun’s Ocean

Image of Sun’s photospheric magnetic field

Led by Scott McIntosh of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, the scientists used a device on the SDO spacecraft to map the magnetic fields that are woven throughout the sun, and all around it.

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