Project Summary

"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.