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- Dr. Barry LaBonte
Dr. LaBonte is an astronomer at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IFA).
His current research programs include 3-D mapping of the global solar corona using
data from ground-based solar observatories, YOHKOH, and SOHO.
Working with IFA colleague Don Mickey, he is ensuring that the
Imaging Vector Magnetograph (IVM) and the Haleakala Stokes Polarimeter (HSP) at the Mees
Solar Observatory continue to take regular, systematic observations of relevant
regions of the Sun.
- Dr. Don Mickey
Dr. Mickey is an expert on solar instrumentation and polarimetry. He designed and built the
HSP and IVM instruments at Mees Solar Observatory, and is actively collecting and analyzing
data from them in collaboration with Barry LaBonte (University of Hawaii) and Richard Canfield
(Montana State University).
- Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn
Dr. Kuhn is an Astronomer at the Institute for
Astronomy. He is an expert in optical and infrared
instrumentation for Solar Astronomy. Along with Haosheng Lin,
he is preparing the SOLAR-C telescope at Haleakala for the
infrared instrumentation to measure magnetic fields in the
- Dr. Haosheng Lin
Dr. Haoshing Lin is an Assistant Astronomer at the University
of Hawaii, working with Jeff Kuhn on the SOLAR-C telescope. He and
Kuhn are collaborating with colleagues at Berkeley, Stanford, and
Montana State University to dtermine the coronal magnetic field data
to be collected for the Solar MURI project.
- Dr. Jing Li
Dr. Jing Li is an Assistant Astronomer at the IfA.
interested in large scale coronal structures and their relationship to
active regions in the photosphere using both spacecraft and ground-based data.
She works on SXT/Yohkoh data in collaboration with the UVCS/SOHO group to
understand coronal elemental abundances, temperature structure, and CMEs. She
is also currently working on solar flares using combinations of data from Mees
Solar Observatory, MDI/SOHO, and H-alpha images from BBSO, as well as other