Sun  ID: 2958

Building a 3-D Coronal Mass Ejection from 2-D Data

Using differences in polarization of light directly from the Sun vs. scattered from the CME electrons, it is possible to derive a distance of matter along the line-of-sight. This version is an enhanced version of animation ID 2950 with a color table enhanced to show fainter regions of the CME.

Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Thomas Moran (CUA): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Science Paper:
Moran, T.G. and Davila, J.M., 2004, Science 305, pp. 66-70.

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Data Used:
SOHO/Michelson Doppler Interferometer (MDI) also referred to as: SOHO/MDI
NASA and ESA - 1999-06-29
SOHO/Large Angle Spectrometric COronagraph (LASCO)/C2 also referred to as: LASCO/C2
NASA and ESA - 1999-06-29
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This item is part of this series:
3-D Coronal Mass Ejections

DLESE >> Space science
NASA Science >> Sun
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