Coaligned observations of solar magnetic fields at different heights : MSFC Center director's discretionary fund final report (Project No. 88-10).
- Smith, J. E.
- Sep 1, 1990.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Gary, G. A., Hagyard, M. J., and West, E. A.
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available. and Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The objective was to develop the capability for and coaligned observations of the structure and evolution of the Sun's magnetic field at two different heights in the solar atmosphere: the photosphere, which is the lowest region observable with optical telescopes; and the chromosphere, which lies just above the photosphere and is the region where the magnetic field dominates the gas motion so that a well-ordered structure governed by the field is observed. By obtaining this three-dimensional picture of the solar magnetic field, a better understanding can be developed of the magnetic forces that produce and control the dynamic, high-energy phenomena occurring in the solar atmosphere that can affect the entire heliosphere, including the terrestrial environment.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19910001519., Accession ID: 91N10832., NAS 1.15:103516., and NASA-TM-103516.
- No Copyright.
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