Contributed by Peter Williams. Posted on January 28, 2015
The mean size of supergranulation has been found to vary over time with a period of 3-5 days. We have used full-disk Doppler images from the Helioseismic Magnetic Imager (HMI) to verify that these fluctuations are solar in origin.
Contributed by Andrey G. Tlatov and Alexei A. Pevtsov. Posted on January 27, 2015
Are all sunspots created equal or are some sunspots formed by a different mechanism than others? High quality observations from the Helioseismic Magnetic Imager (HMI) on board the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) suggest bimodal distribution in properties of sunspots.
Contributed by Tilaye Tadesse. Posted on January 23, 2015
We present potential filed and nonlinear force-free magnetic field (NLFFF) extrapolations of full-disk magnetogram observed by SDO/HMI instrument. The study shows that NLFFF model agrees significantly better with coronal magnetic loops as observed in SDO/AIA images.