To build a tool for space weather and solar flare prediction.
Summary of work undertaken
In this project, a tool was created for space weather analysis and, in particular, solar flare forecasting. More precisely a code was developed that takes solar magnetogram observations (of magnetic fields emerging into the solar atmosphere) as input and calculates a series of measures related to the topology of the solar magnetic field. Particular signatures of these measures can be used for flare forecasting and compared to other satellite data.
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