Tag: Observing
  1. Research aircraft flies through smoke.

    Flying through wildfire smoke plumes could improve smoke forecasts

    Smoke forecasts may incorrectly predict the amount of particles in staler air.

    • Air Quality

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  2. NASA illustration of AU Mic system.

    Scientists discover a world orbiting a unique young star

    Scientists are reporting the discovery of a planet about as large as Neptune that circles a young star, AU Microscopii, in just over a week

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  3. Image of Sun

    Scientists find clues to solar variability in observations of other stars

    Researchers are using data from Sun-like stars to learn more about solar variability

    • Climate,
    • Sun + Space Weather

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  4. A graphic showing how COSMIC satellites measure the bend of GPS signals.

    After 14 years, first COSMIC satellite mission comes to an end

    The last of six tiny satellites that were rocketed into space 14 years ago – and then went on to prove that the wealth of accurate atmospheric data that can be gleaned from existing GPS signals can improve operational weather forecasts – was officially decommissioned on May 1, outliving its original planned lifespan by a dozen years.

    • Data,
    • Weather

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  5. The installation of ViSP in Hawaii.

    A ‘bucket full of photons’ may yield clues about the Sun's magnetic fields

    Scientists at NCAR designed and built one of the Inouye Solar Telescope’s five instruments: the Visible Spectro-Polarimeter (ViSP). This extremely versatile instrument can observe any wavelength across the visible spectrum of the Sun’s radiation, allowing scientists a huge degree of flexibility to explore.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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