Coronal Mass Ejection

About the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory

The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO) occupies part of the NOAA Mauna Loa research site located on the flank of Mauna Loa at an elevation of 3440 meters on the island of Hawaii. It is operated by the High Altitude Observatory, a division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, which is located in Boulder, Colorado.

Seeker Science Video Features HAO's Delores Knipp

Photograph of Coronal Mass Ejections

Seeker, an American digital media network and content publisher, interviewed HAO's space scientist, Delores Knipp, in July 2019. The presentation is titled "How Earth's Magnetic Field Twists and Buckles During Solar Storms." Dr.

CME Initiation, Evolution, and Interplanetary Consequences

HAO scientists have carried out 3D isothermal MHD simulations of the evolution of the large scale coronal magnetic field as a twisted magnetic flux tube is driven (slowly) through the lower boundary into a pre-existing coronal arcade field.

Joan Burkepile

Joan Burkepile is a Project Scientist at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Steve Tomczyk

Dr. Steven Tomczyk is a Senior Scientist and Section Head in the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He has spent his career developing instrumentation for the remote sensing of magnetic and velocity fields on the Sun. 

Sarah Gibson

Dr. Sarah Gibson is a Senior Scientist in the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) at NCAR, and Section Head of HAO’s Long-term Solar Variability Section.

Solar Transients and Space Weather

Overview and Research Goal

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.

Mk4 Composites

Solar Maximum Mission Coronagraph

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