The Solar Dynamics Observatory

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Phillip Chamberlin, William Dean Pesnell, Barbara Thompson
Springer Science & Business Media, May 5, 2012 - Science - 408 pages
This volume is dedicated to the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which was launched 11 February 2010. The articles focus on the spacecraft and its instruments: the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA), the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE), and the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI). Articles within also describe calibration results and data processing pipelines that are critical to understanding the data and products, concluding with a description of the successful Education and Public Outreach activities.

This book is geared towards anyone interested in using the unprecedented data from SDO, whether for fundamental heliophysics research, space weather modeling and forecasting, or educational purposes.

Previously published in Solar Physics journal, Vol. 275/1-2, 2012.
Selected articles in this book are published open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license at link.springer.com. For further details, please see the license information in the chapters.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
The Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO
3
The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly AIA on the Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO
17
Initial Calibration of the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly AIA on the Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO
41
Heliophysics Event Knowledgebase for the Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO and Beyond
67
Computer Vision for the Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO
79
Overview of Science Objectives Instrument Design Data Products and Model Developments
115
Radiometric Calibrations and Results
145
The Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager HMI Investigation for the Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO
207
Design and Ground Calibration of the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager HMI Instrument on the Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO
229
Image Quality of the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager HMI Onboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO
261
Wavelength Dependence of the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager HMI Instrument onboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO
285
Polarization Calibration of the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager HMI onboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO
327
Implementation and Comparison of Acoustic TravelTime Measurement Procedures for the Solar Dynamics ObservatoryHelioseismic and Magnetic I...
357
TimeDistance Helioseismology DataAnalysis Pipeline for Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager Onboard Solar Dynamics Observatory SDOHMI and Its ...
375
Changing Perceptions One Program at a Time
391

Algorithms and Calibrations
179

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W. Dean Pesnell is the Project Scientist and Phillip Chamberlin and Barbara Thompson are the two Deputy Project Scientists for the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Dr. Pesnell and Dr. Thompson have been with SDO since the original idea was proposed more than ten years ago, and Dr. Chamberlin worked throughout the lifetime of the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE) instrument before coming to Goddard prior to the launch of SDO.
Dr. Thompson received her B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Pesnell received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Florida. Dr. Chamberlin received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Hanover College and his master’s and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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