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Senior Project - TELSAR


Tracking and Evolution of Solar Active Regions

Senior Project: 1988-1989
April Casale, Darren Kalmbach and David Kulhanek
Environment Research Laboratories
Boulder, CO

Solar scientists have been gathering data on the active regions of the Sun for many years. This data categorizes each active region into classifications based on attributes such as polarity, existence of a penumbra, size, symmetry, and distribution of sunspots. The goal of the project, which was written in a C/UNIX environment, was to provide a data analysis tool to assist scientists in determining if there is a common evolutionary sequence followed by these regions as they evolve through the 63 possible active region classifications. The detection of common evolutionary sequences could aid in the prediction of solar flares.

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