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Jack IrelandJack Ireland
The Helioviewer Project: enabling solar image data visualization for everyone

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Building 8 Auditorium - 11:40 AM
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*** Note Building 8 Location ***

As the volume and variety of solar image data increases, the challenge of quickly and reliably extracting scientific value from the data also increases. Since visualization of the data is often the first step in understanding the physical processes of the Sun, browsing tools must keep pace with the complexity of the data and users' needs. The Helioviewer Project is a solution to the visualization challenges presented by the volume and variety of solar data. The aim of the Helioviewer Project is to design systems and services which give users everywhere the capability to explore the Sun and inner heliosphere and to give transparent access to the underlying data.

In this talk I will describe how the volume and variety of solar data shaped the technical choices that enable the Helioviewer Project. I will also describe how new image datasets, such as those that will be available from the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope and Solar Orbiter can be made available through the Helioviewer Project. Finally, I will discuss extensions to the project that will make it easier for users everywhere to explore the volume and variety of solar data.

Dr. Ireland obtained his degree and Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He then worked as a post-doctoral researcher in solar physics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and the Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonti, Napoli, Italy, and as an ESA External Research Fellow at NASA GSFC working on Solar and Heliospheric Observatory data analysis and operations. Dr. Ireland currently works in Code 671 as a solar physics scientist for ADNET Systems, Inc., working on solar data browsing applications, oscillations in the solar corona and solar flares, and automated feature detection algorithms.
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