VLA-Flares


This research project uses data from the Jansky Very Large Array radio telescope in New Mexico to study particle acceleration and transport in solar flares and associated solar eruptions.

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Project lead: Dr. Marina Battaglia

Partners: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF

Start: 2018
Status: ongoing


Keywords: radio astronomy, solar flares, particle acceleration, space weather

SUMMARY

In this project we use radio observations of solar eruptions observed with the  Karl G. Jansky Very  Large Array, a big radio telescope in New Mexico, and combine them with X-ray observations and ultraviolet observations from solar observatories such as the space telescopes RHESSI and SDO to investigate how solar eruptions accelerate particles and how these particles are ejected away from the Sun.

PEOPLE @I4DS WORKING ON VLA-Flares

Dr. Marina Battaglia

Solar Physicist

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Dr. Rohit Sharma

Solar Physicist

RESULTS AND OPEN RESOURCES

VISUALS AND AUDIO

VLA image of the Sun (Frequency 4.6 GHZ). Image courtesy of NRAO/AUI and of Stephen White, University of Maryland and of NRAO/AUI

Landscape photo of the Very Large Array antenna with the moon. Image courtesy of NRAO/AUI

Twilight on the VLA, looking Southwest. Image courtesy of NRAO/AUI