The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore the (thermal) interface between the chromosphere, transition region, and the coronal plasma observed by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).
Phil Oakley is an Engineer in the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research specializing in the design, construction, integration, calibration and use of scientific instrumentation.
Submitted by whawkins on September 8, 2014 - 1:16pm
HiWind was the first balloon borne Fabry-Perot interferometer designed to measure summer time polar cap thermospheric neutral winds. Thermospheric wind measurements are critically needed for space weather research. HiWind was launched June 14, 2011 from Kiruna, Sweden.
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