SSALMON - The Solar Simulations for the Atacama Large Millimeter Observatory Network
Journal article, 2015

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.

Chromosphere

Millimeter radiation

ALMA

Solar atmosphere

Author

S. Wedemeyer

University of Oslo

Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v.v.i.

T. Bastian

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

R. Brajsa

University of Zagreb

Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v.v.i.

M. Barta

Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v.v.i.

H. Hudson

University of California

University of Glasgow

G. Fleishman

New Jersey Institute of Technology

M. Loukitcheva

Saint Petersburg State University - Spsu

Max Planck Society

B. Fleck

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

E. P. Kontar

University of Glasgow

B. De Pontieu

Lockheed Martin Corporation

S. Tiwari

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Y. Kato

University of Oslo

R. Soler

Universitat de les Illes Balears

P. Yagoubov

European Southern Observatory (ESO)

John H Black

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics

P. Antolin

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

S. Gunar

University of St Andrews

Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v.v.i.

N. Labrosse

University of Glasgow

A.O. Benz

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

A. Nindos

University of Ioannina

M. Steffen

Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam

E. Scullion

Trinity College Dublin

J. G. Doyle

Armagh Observatory

T. Zaqarashvili

Institut fur Weltraumforschung

A. Hanslmeier

University of Graz

V. M. Nakariakov

The University of Warwick

P. Heinzel

Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v.v.i.

T. Ayres

University of Colorado at Boulder

M. Karlicky

Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v.v.i.

Advances in Space Research

0273-1177 (ISSN)

Vol. 56 12 2679-2692

Subject Categories

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Roots

Basic sciences

Infrastructure

Onsala Space Observatory

DOI

10.1016/j.asr.2015.05.027

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9/10/2019