Welcome to sun.stanford.edu: Home of the Stanford Solar Observatories Group
Here you will find links and information relating to projects of the Stanford Solar Observatories Group.* Major projects include COFFIES, HMI, and WSO. Solar activity is a Consequence of Fields and Flows of the Interior and Exterior of the Sun (COFFIES). The COFFIES DRIVE Science Center aims to understand the solar cycle well enough to reliably forecast and magnetic field variability. The Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) instrument continually observes the Sun. We use its velocity and magnetic data to study the origins of solar variability and measure the Sun's interior using helioseismology. HMI is part of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission launched in 2010. The Wilcox Solar Observatory (WSO) has taken daily solar observations from the foothills above the Stanford campus since 1975.
- COFFIES - Consequence of Fields and Flows of the Interior and Exterior of the Sun -- a NASA Heliophysics DRIVE Science Center
- HMI - Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager -- an instrument on the Solar Dynamics Observatory
- WSO - Wilcox Solar Observatory -- located in the Stanford foothills
- JSOC - HMI-AIA Joint Science Operations Center -- access to data in the JSOC for HMI, AIA, MDI, IRIS and more
- JSOC Status - Status of the JSOC Near-Real-Time Data Processing from SDO
- MDI - Michelson Doppler Imager -- the Solar Oscillations Investigation (SOI) on SOHO, launched in 1995
- Stanford SOLAR Center -- a wealth of educational resources related to the Sun
* Observational and theoretical research on the physics of the Sun is carried out at Stanford University in several research groups. This page links to the projects carried out by a group of scientists and supporting staff associated with the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratories (HEPL) and the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) under the direction of Profs. J. Todd Hoeksema and Philip Scherrer (HEPL and the Department of Physics).
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