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Understanding Coronal Energy Release Mechanisms Through Improved Remote Sensing Instrumentation

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 4:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • JILA Auditorium

Speaker Name(s): 

Jonathan Cirtain

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

NASA/Marshall, UAH
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

The storage of energy for driving coronal heating and dynamics is widely believed to occur in the magnetic field. Many of the most recent instruments has thus been developed to investigate the locations of this energy release or to measure the magnetic field. Several techniques are employed to complete these observations and these are most often spectral imaging, imaging spectroscopy and spectropolarimetry (a variant of imaging spectroscopy). At the Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, we are developing several lines of instrumentation to address technology development in these areas of astrophysics remote sensing instrumentation. In this talk we will introduce the lines of technology development and provide an overview of the science associated with each observable.