Brilliant Illuminations Let’s Talk About the SUN
The basics <ul><li>Why Study the  Sun? </li></ul><ul><li>The climate connection </li></ul><ul><li>Space Weather </li></ul>...
The Solar Dynamo <ul><li>Magnetic Fields  http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/magbfly.jpg   </li></ul><ul><li>The Ome...
<ul><li>The Meridional Flow  http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/theflows.gif   </li></ul>
A Word About Geomagnetic Activity <ul><li>Geomagnetic Storms  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/19/Magnetosphere_...
Sunspots <ul><li>Sunspot numbers  http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/zurich.gif   </li></ul><ul><li>The Maunder Mini...
<ul><li>The Butterfly Diagram  http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/bfly.gif   </li></ul><ul><li>Sunspot Cycle Predict...
The Solar Cycle <ul><li>History  </li></ul><ul><li>Impacts of the Solar cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Solar irradiance  http://u...
<ul><li>Geoeffective eruptive phenomena  </li></ul><ul><li>Coronal Mass ejections  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e...
Most recent Solar Cycle News <ul><li>New Solar Cycle 24  http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/images/solarcycle24/newsp...
<ul><li>Radio Burst- Type II  http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/images/oldcycle/s20080325_1855ut_TypeII_Ashcraft.mp3...
<ul><li>NASA Audio Old & New Solar Cycle  http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/images/oldcycle/audio/story.mp3   </li><...
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Brilliant Illuminations

  1. 1. Brilliant Illuminations Let’s Talk About the SUN
  2. 2. The basics <ul><li>Why Study the Sun? </li></ul><ul><li>The climate connection </li></ul><ul><li>Space Weather </li></ul><ul><li>The sun as a STAR </li></ul><ul><li>The sun as a Physical Laboratory </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Solar Dynamo <ul><li>Magnetic Fields http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/magbfly.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>The Omega Effect http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/omega.gif </li></ul><ul><li>The Alpha Effect http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/alpha.gif </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Meridional Flow http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/theflows.gif </li></ul>
  5. 5. A Word About Geomagnetic Activity <ul><li>Geomagnetic Storms http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/19/Magnetosphere_simple.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Substorms </li></ul><ul><li>Aurora </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sunspots <ul><li>Sunspot numbers http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/zurich.gif </li></ul><ul><li>The Maunder Minimum http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/ssn_yearly.jpg </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The Butterfly Diagram http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/bfly.gif </li></ul><ul><li>Sunspot Cycle Predictions http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/ssn_predict_l.gif </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Solar Cycle <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Impacts of the Solar cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Solar irradiance http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Solar-cycle-data.png </li></ul><ul><li>Short-wavelength radiation http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/06/Yohkoh_solar_cycle.jpg </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Geoeffective eruptive phenomena </li></ul><ul><li>Coronal Mass ejections http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6d/CoronalMassEjection.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Flares http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/24/Solarflare_hinode.png </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmic Ray Flux </li></ul>
  10. 10. Most recent Solar Cycle News <ul><li>New Solar Cycle 24 http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/images/solarcycle24/newspot.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Whoops! Old Cycle Return??? http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/images/oldcycle/mag450_strip.gif </li></ul><ul><li>CME of March 25 th 2008 http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/images/oldcycle/cme_c3_med.gif </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Radio Burst- Type II http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/images/oldcycle/s20080325_1855ut_TypeII_Ashcraft.mp3 </li></ul><ul><li>Radio Burst Charting http://spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image_popup.php?image_name=David-Thomas-080325182456_1206534597.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Solar cycle Prediction http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/ssn_predict_l.gif </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>NASA Audio Old & New Solar Cycle http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/images/oldcycle/audio/story.mp3 </li></ul>
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