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Barbara Thompson's Research Etc. Page

I currently work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where I work with the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and the SERTS Rocket Program. My research interests include the structure of the inner corona and the extension of solar phenomena to geospace. My research relies heavily on data from the Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT), and the LASCO Coronagraph, two of the instruments on SOHO.

Research Topics:

Coronal Structure:
  • Whole Sun Month Campaign: A coordinated effort to model the large-scale structure of the "solar minimum" corona. I serve as the EIT scientist on this campaign.
  • The EIT Synoptic Map Page: Meridional maps and off-limb at 1.05 and 1.10 solar radii. Please contact me if you require a map from a time that isn't already available.
Coronal Disturbances: The solar origin of interplanetary events:

SOHO Science:

I work with the Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) and the Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) on SOHO at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

I have participated in and coordinated a number of observing campaigns, both within SOHO and including other spacecraft and ground-based observatories. Feel free to contact me if you would like to run a coordinated observation with SOHO - I can help you get your campaign on the observing schedule.

I frequently serve data requests and scientific collaborations through my anonymous ftp site. Let me know if there are data sets you'd like to see available - I can add them to the site.

Other activities:

ISTP: In 1997 I was the SOHO representative to the International Solar and Terrestrial Physics Program (ISTP). Examples of our work include

The SOHO/Yohkoh Workshop was held April 6 - 10 1998 in Sagamihara Japan.

Beyond Graduate School: I am still trying to remain active in my former thesis research. This is also where I maintain a more personal web site.


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This page was created 1997 July 07.
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Author and Curator: Barbara J. Thompson