Appourchaux, T. and Liewer, P. and Watt, M. and Alexander, D. and Andretta, V. and Auchère, F. and D'Arrigo, P. and Ayon, J. and Corbard, T. and Fineschi, S. and Finsterle, W. and Floyd, L. and Garbe, G. and Gizon, L. and Hassler, D. and Harra, L. and Kosovichev, A. and Leibacher, J. and Leipold, M. and Murphy, N. and Maksimovic, M. and Martinez-Pillet, V. and Matthews, B. S. A. and Mewaldt, R. and Moses, D. and Newmark, J. and Régnier, S. and Schmutz, W. and Socker, D. and Spadaro, D. and Stuttard, D. and Trosseille, C. and Ulrich, R. and Velli, M. and Vourlidas, A. and Wimmer-Schweingruber, C. R. and Zurbuchen, T. (2009) POLAR investigation of the Sun -- POLARIS. Experimental Astronomy, 23 (3). pp. 1079-1117. ISSN 0922-6435 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20090515-153035829
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The POLAR Investigation of the Sun (POLARIS) mission uses a combination of a gravity assist and solar sail propulsion to place a spacecraft in a 0.48 AU circular orbit around the Sun with an inclination of 75° with respect to solar equator. This challenging orbit is made possible by the challenging development of solar sail propulsion. This first extended view of the high-latitude regions of the Sun will enable crucial observations not possible from the ecliptic viewpoint or from Solar Orbiter. While Solar Orbiter would give the first glimpse of the high latitude magnetic field and flows to probe the solar dynamo, it does not have sufficient viewing of the polar regions to achieve POLARIS’s primary objective: determining the relation between the magnetism and dynamics of the Sun’s polar regions and the solar cycle.
|Additional Information:||© The Authors 2009. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. Received: 16 November 2007; Accepted: 3 June 2008; Published online: 12 July 2008.|
|Group:||Space Radiation Laboratory|
|Subject Keywords:||Solar physics; Magnetism; Interior; Corona; Polar observations; Coronal mass ejections; Dynamo; Solar cycle; Convection; High latitude; Space weather|
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|Deposited By:||Jason Perez|
|Deposited On:||24 Aug 2009 17:35|
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