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3rd Eddy Cross Disciplinary Symposium 2022

Jack Eddy with gray hair, smiling

Sun, Earth, Planet, Space, Atmosphere and Ocean–As our planet becomes one among many thousands of known worlds, our needs to understand how Earth’s space and climate react to our variable star grow in urgency.

New Scientific Paper Featuring Observations from NASA's ICON Mission

Large red letters spelling "ICON," smaller blue letters below "Ionospheric Connection Explorer"

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.

Control of ionospheric plasma velocities by thermospheric winds

A three-dimensional diagram ICON observations Indicating In-situ Ion Drift
Friday, October 22, 2021

Earth’s equatorial ionosphere exhibits significant and unpredictable day-to-day variations in density and morphology. This presents difficulties in preparing for adverse impacts on technological systems even 24 hours in advance.

NASA Features Research by HAO Scientist Xuguang Cai

Satellite with spectrograph instrumentation hovering over the earth

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

Post-midnight O+ Depletions Observed by ICON: Data/Model Comparison

Data/Model Comparison
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The NASA Ionosphere Connection explorer was launched in October 2019 with the goal of understanding the transition from Earth's atmosphere to space by measuring key quantities at low latitudes.

The Sun, The Earth, and Near-Earth Space

John A. Eddy's book cover illustration showing partial section of earth's globe

While solar radiation enables and sustains life on Earth, it also produces “space weather” that can profoundly impact different technologies, including telecommunications, satellite navigation, and the electric power grid.

Partnership Continues with NASA's PSP and MLSO–WHPI

Graphic image of NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Beginning in January 2021, there are new plans underway for continued coordinated efforts between NASA's PSP seventh perihelion and the WHPI campaign.

Living With A Star Focus Team

Role of solar flows and magnetic field dynamics in active regions emergence and impact on heliospheric space weather

Instrument Calibration of the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) Mission

 Schematic view of IRIS
Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) is a NASA Small Explorer mission that provides high-resolution spectra and images of the Sun in the 133–141 nm and 278–283 nm wavelength bands.

It's a Bird, it's a Plane, no, it's HiWIND

HiWind

In February, 2018, a specialized engineering team, led by principal investigator Dr. Qian Wu, traveled from Boulder, Colorado to a NASA facility in Palestine, Texas.

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