Sun-Earth connection

Delores Knipp

Delores Knipp is a Senior Research Associate at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Rosetta Stone Eclipse Campaign

(Right to left) FLIR camera, PolarCam, and Avantes flash spectra

HAO scientists observed the August 21st total eclipse with a suite of three instruments with financial assistance provided by NASA.

HAO Participates in Another Super Science Saturday

Learning about Magnetism

On November 5, 2016 UCAR/NCAR held its annual Super Science Saturday event at the Mesa Lab in Boulder.

May 1967 Great Storm and Radio Disruption Event

The flare image in Hydrogen-alpha emission (Image courtesy of NSO).
Friday, August 5, 2016

Although listed as one of the most significant events of the last 80 years, the space weather storm of late May 1967 has been of mostly fading academic interest.

Lisa Upton

Lisa is a Visiting Scientist here at HAO since September 2014 and also is currently working for Space Systems Research Corporation. In the spring of 2017, Lisa will begin a NSF postdoctoral fellowship at HAO, working as a collaborator with the dynamo group.

Lisa Upton, A Scientific Dynamo!

Lisa Upton

Lisa is a Visiting Scientist at HAO and also is currently working for Space Systems Research Corporation. In the spring of 2017, Lisa will begin a NSF postdoctoral fellowship at HAO, working as a collaborator with the dynamo group.

Barb Emery

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

Meet Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson

Michael is a current post-doc with HAO since 2014 in a joint appointment with RAL.

Scott McIntosh

Dr. Scott McIntosh is Observatory Director in the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. His primary focus of research is chromospheric dynamics and understanding the physical connectivity between the Sun's cool surface and its considerably hotter corona. 

GICs: The Bane of Technology-Dependent Societies

Image Credit: K.L. Turnbull, J.A. Wild (Lancaster University) and the SOHO/EIT consortium, Shutterstock
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

In a recent AGU editor's Vox Discussion, Delores Knipp explores the societal impacts of geomagnetically induced currents (GICs). GICs can cause voltage swings, transformer heating, and reactive power loss in high-voltage power transmission systems.

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