Solar Physics at Stanford University

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structure of the sun's interior 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.

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