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.

The properties of optical lightning flashes and the clouds they illuminate

properties of optical lightning flashes and the clouds they illuminate
Friday, November 18, 2016

Optical lightning sensors like the Optical Transient Detector and Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) measure total lightning across large swaths of the globe with high detection efficiency.

The Design and Performance of the Gondola Pointing System for the Sunrise II Balloon-Borne Stratospheric Solar Observatory

Schematic of the Sunrise Gondola
Friday, November 4, 2016

At one meter, the Sunrise Balloon-Borne Stratospheric Solar Observatory is the largest solar telescope to leave the earth. Its aim during its June 12 to June 17, 2013 flight was to study the magneto-convective processes of the sun at a resolution of better than 100 km.

Effects of Magnetospheric Lobe Cell Convection on Dayside Upper Thermospheric Winds at High Latitudes

Average ionospheric potential and DMSP F-16 ion drift observations
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

This paper investigates a possible physical mechanism of the observed dayside high-latitude upper thermospheric wind using numerical simulations from the coupled magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere (CMIT) model.

Annie Maunder, A Pioneer of Solar Astronomy

If you have visited the High Altitude Observatory, you may recall seeing the Maunder’s original butterfly diagram. The chart resembles three butterflies traveling west. Drawn by Annie S.D. Maunder and E.

Azaymi Siu investigates the penumbra of sunspots

Azaymi Litzi Siu Tapia

Azaymi Litzi Siu Tapia is currently a PhD student in Solar Physics at Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research and the University of Gottingen in Germany, since August 2014. She is working with Andreas Lagg and Sami K.

On the Connection between Propagating Solar Coronal Disturbances and Chromospheric Footpoints

SDO/AIA 171Å sub-fields
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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).

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.

Bruce Lites

Bruce Lites, Senior Scientist Emeritus of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a solar physicist and longtime scientist at NCAR’s High Altitude Observatory (HAO). He is is a specialist in analysis of spectroscopic measurements for interpretation of solar phenomena.


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