Coronal solar magnetism

An Observationally Constrained 3D Model

Carrington rotation 1775
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A 3D Potential-Field Source-Surface Model for the Evolution of Longitude-Dependent Coronal Structures: We explore a complementary approach to traditional magnetogram-based coronal field solutions.

Frontiers eBook on Coronal Magnetometry now available for free download


Magnetism defines the complex and dynamic solar corona. It determines the magnetic loop structure that dominates images of the corona, and stores the energy necessary to drive coronal eruptive phenomena and flare explosions.

An Explanation of Remarkable Emission Line Profiles In Post-Flare Coronal Rain

Intensity profiles of the Mg II h and k lines
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

We study broad red-shifted emission in chromospheric and transition region lines that appears to correspond to a form of post-flare coronal rain.

MHD Simulations of the Eruption of Coronal Flux Ropes under Coronal Streamers

MHD simulations
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Using three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations, we investigate the eruption of coronal flux ropes underlying coronal streamers and the development of a prominence eruption.

Magnetic Nulls and Super-radial Expansion in the Solar Corona

Coronal pseudostreamer magnetic topology
Monday, May 1, 2017

Magnetic fields in the sun's outer atmosphere, the corona, control both solar-wind acceleration and the dynamics of solar eruptions.

DKIST: Solar Physics in Service of Society

Phil Judge, Claire Raftery, Sarah Jaeggli

Philip Judge, Senior Scientist at HAO, Claire Raftery, Director of Education and Outreach at NSO HQ in Boulder, and Sarah Jaeggli, Assistant Astronomer at the NSO's Daniel K Inouye Solar Observatory in Maui were guests on KGNU public radio in Boulder, CO.


Sunspots and Photospheric Dynamics

Sunspots are the most prominent manifestations of magnetic field in the visible layers of the solar atmosphere. Their origin is a dynamo process operating in the solar convection zone.

CoMP is being deployed

The Coronal Multichannel Polarimeter (CoMP) is being deployed this week!. To make room for this exciting new instrument, PICS had to be decommissioned (see our "PICS Removal Team" to the left) and CHIP had to be moved to another location on the spar. In PICS' place, a Coronado SolarMax60 telescope will be providing Halpha images. Look for upcoming changes to our homepage as these new instruments come online.


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