Sun  ID: 11897

A Slice of Light: How IRIS Observes the Sun

On June 27, 2013, NASA launched IRIS, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph. IRIS gives us our first detailed image of a layer of the sun’s atmosphere called the chromosphere. Boasting the highest temporal and spatial resolution to date, IRIS provides imagery and a special kind of data called spectra. In this video, we will look at IRIS data from a solar flare on March 11, 2015.
 

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Genna Duberstein (USRA): Lead Producer
Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Visualizer
Karen Fox (ASI): Lead Writer
Bart De Pontieu (Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab): Scientist
Adrian Daw (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Mission:
IRIS: Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph

Goddard TV Tape:
G2015-050 -- How IRIS Sees the Sun

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Sun
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Flares
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Ultraviolet
GCMD >> Location >> Chromosphere
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Heliophysics
NASA Science >> Sun
SVS >> IRIS Mission
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Coronal Mass Ejections

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0