SSALMON: The Solar Simulations for the Atacama Large Millimeter Observatory Network

Wedemeyer, S. et al. (2015) SSALMON: The Solar Simulations for the Atacama Large Millimeter Observatory Network. Advances in Space Research, 56(12), pp. 2679-2692. (doi:10.1016/j.asr.2015.05.027)

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Abstract

The Solar Simulations for the Atacama Large Millimeter Observatory Network (SSALMON) was initiated in 2014 in connection with two ALMA development studies. The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is a powerful new tool, which can also observe the Sun at high spatial, temporal, and spectral resolution. The international SSALMONetwork aims at co-ordinating the further development of solar observing modes for ALMA and at promoting scientific opportunities for solar physics with particular focus on numerical simulations, which can provide important constraints for the observing modes and can aid the interpretation of future observations. The radiation detected by ALMA originates mostly in the solar chromosphere – a complex and dynamic layer between the photosphere and corona, which plays an important role in the transport of energy and matter and the heating of the outer layers of the solar atmosphere. Potential targets include active regions, prominences, quiet Sun regions, flares. Here, we give a brief overview over the network and potential science cases for future solar observations with ALMA.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Labrosse, Dr Nicolas and Kontar, Dr Eduard and Hudson, Dr Hugh
Authors: Wedemeyer, S., Bastian, T., Brajša, R., Barta, M., Hudson, H., Fleishman, G., Loukitcheva, M., Fleck, B., Kontar, E., De Pontieu, B., Tiwari, S., Kato, Y., Soler, R., Yagoubov, P., Black, J.H., Antolin, P., Gunár, S., Labrosse, N., Benz, A.O., Nindos, A., Steffen, M., Scullion, E., Doyle, J.G., Zaqarashvili, T., Hanslmeier, A., Nakariakov, V.M., Heinzel, P., Ayres, T., and Karlicky, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Advances in Space Research
Publisher:Elsevier B.V.
ISSN:0273-1177
ISSN (Online):1879-1948
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
First Published:First published in Advances in Space Research 56(12):2679-2692
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
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