Project Summary

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"Millimeter and Submillimeter Observations of the solar Chromosphere with ALMA" (MSOC) is a four-year scientific project funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (project 7549). MSOC is a continuation of an ongoing solar research at the Hvar Observatory of the Faculty of Geodesy of the University of Zagreb.

MSOC was launched in October 2018 and aims to study the solar chromosphere, a dynamic interface layer of the Sun's atmosphere located between the photosphere and corona which plays an important role in transporting energy and matter into the outer layers. Full understanding of this layer is still elusive mostly due to the lack of suitable measurements and instruments. The main goal of the proposed research is to improve understanding of the solar chromosphere using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a state-of-the-art astronomical interferometer, in combination with other ground and space based observatories. The project focuses on four main objectives: analysis of small and large scale solar structures observed by ALMA, modeling and interpretation of ALMA observations, and investigate their impact on other fields of solar physics.

Duration: 01.10.2018 - 30.09.2022

Total value: 886.795,85 HRK

For more information on MSOC, please contact the Project Leader.


ALMA restarted science operations

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ALMAAfter almost a full year of suspended operations due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has restarted science observations in March 2021. Also, the call for Cycle 8 proposals has been re-opened with a deadline set on April 21, 2021. Our group submitted one solar related proposal. This call features a new scheme for reviewing and grading proposals where PIs of the proposals are required to review other proposals in a double-blind fashion instead of a review panel, as was the case in the past.


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