The Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) Mission

Simulation of GOLD atomic oxygen emissions
Monday, August 14, 2017

The NASA Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission is a dual-channel imaging spectrograph that will be carried on a commercial communications satellite in geostationary orbit. Launch is scheduled for January, 2018.

Art Richmond Honored at the 2017 CEDAR Summer Workshop

Art Richmond

Art Richmond was awarded the 2017 Coupling Energetic Dynamics Atmospheric Research (CEDAR) Distinguished lecture for his fundamental contributions to upper atmosphere and ionosphere science over several decades.

Grand Challenge Research on Subauroral Polarization Streams

Joule heating of the ionosphere simulated by the NCAR TIE-GCM

A team from the NCAR High Altitude Observatory, Johns Hopkins University, and Rice University, led by HAO scientist Wenbin Wang, was awarded a prestigious NASA Heliophysics Grand Challenge Research Grant to study the magnetosphere-ionosphere interaction known as subauroral polarization streams.

The NASA Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) Mission

Variation of NmF2 log 10 [1/cm3] for different seasons
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The NASA Ionospheric Connection explorer (ICON) will study the coupling between the thermosphere and ionosphere at low- and mid-latitudes by measuring the key parameters.

Jiahao Zhong, a passion for mathematics & programming

Jiahao Zhong

Jiahao Zhong is a graduate student visitor at HAO since March 2015. He works with Wenbin Wang and Alan Burns. He is currently a Ph.D. student at University of Science and Technology of China working with Jiuhou Lei.

High-latitude ionospheric conductivity variability in three dimensions

Monday, August 8, 2016

We perform the first ever global-scale, altitude-dependent analysis of polar ionospheric conductivity variability using spectrally-resolved in-situ satellite particle measurements.  Our results show that height-integrated conductance and height-dependent conductivities are distinctly different.

Barb Emery

Barb Emery is an Associate Scientist IV of the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Nicholas Pedatella, Distinguished Young Scientist

Nicholas Pedatella of the High Altitude Observatory is the recipient of the SCOSTEP Distinguished Young Scientist Award for 2016.

Joseph McInerney

Joe McInerney is an Associate Scientist in the High Altitude Observatory of NCAR specializing in the development of, and validation of simulations from, upper atmosphere and ionosphere physics and chemistry models.


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