2018 Fall Graduate Colloquium Series: Katrina Vermillion

DateSeptember 28, 2018Time3:35 - 5:00 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building, Room E.125
2018 Fall Graduate Colloquium Series

Katrina Vermillion

Comparing Solar Wind and Heavy Ion Properties Near-Earth with Coronal Source Conditions

As humanity ventures farther from the safety of earth it becomes imperative to better understand the nature of energetic solar events which could pose a threat to the survival of sensitive equipment as well as biological life. It has been proposed that by studying the elemental composition and heavy ion charge states of solar wind in near-earth space it is possible to trace back the coronal source conditions which gave rise to these energetic events. A better understanding of the in situ conditions will undoubtedly lead to refinement of current predictive theories, which would allow for improved preventative measures in much the same way that meteorological models help mitigate disasters on earth. Here we will discuss a survey of solar wind composition, ion charge-state, and solar wind magnetic field and plasma data from 1998 to June 2011.

[1] Owens, M.J. Sol Phys (2018) 293: 122. https://doi-org.ezproxy.baylor.edu/10.1007/s11207-018-1343-0

[2] Cranmer, S.R., Gibson, S.E. & Riley, P. Space Sci Rev (2017) 212: 1345. https://doi-org.ezproxy.baylor.edu/10.1007/s11214-017-0416-y

For more information contact: Dr. Howard Lee 254-710-2277
PublisherDepartment of Physics
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