Waves and Magnetism in the Solar Atmosphere (WAMIS)

AMS Citation:
Strachan, L., and Coauthors, 2014: Waves and Magnetism in the Solar Atmosphere (WAMIS). Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 10, 121-126, doi:10.1017/S1743921315004639.
Resource Type:article
Title:Waves and Magnetism in the Solar Atmosphere (WAMIS)
Abstract: Magnetic fields in the solar atmosphere provide the energy for most varieties of solar activity, including high-energy electromagnetic radiation, solar energetic particles, flares, and coronal mass ejections, as well as powering the solar wind. Despite the fundamental role of magnetic fields in solar and heliospheric physics, there exist only very limited measurements of the field above the base of the corona. What is needed are direct measurements of not only the strength and orientation of the magnetic field but also the signatures of wave motions in order to better understand coronal structure, solar activity, and the role of MHD waves in heating and accelerating the solar wind. Fortunately, the remote sensing instrumentation used to make magnetic field measurements is also well suited to measure the Doppler signature of waves in the solar structures. We present here a mission concept for the Waves And Magnetism In the Solar Atmosphere (WAMIS) experiment which is proposed for a NASA long-duration balloon flight.
Peer Review:Non-refereed
Copyright Information:Copyright 2014 International Astronomical Union
OpenSky citable URL: ark:/85065/d7kw5hss
Publisher's Version: 10.1017/S1743921315004639
  • L. Strachan
  • Y.-K. Ko
  • J. Moses
  • J. Laming
  • F. Auchere
  • Roberto Casini - NCAR/UCAR
  • S. Fineschi
  • Sarah Gibson - NCAR/UCAR
  • Michael Knoelker - NCAR/UCAR
  • C. Korendyke
  • Scott McIntosh - NCAR/UCAR
  • M. Romoli
  • J. Rybak
  • D. Socker
  • Steven Tomczyk - NCAR/UCAR
  • A. Vourlidas
  • Qian Wu - NCAR/UCAR
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