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Brilliant Illuminations

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