The Solar ALMA Science Archive (SALSA) is now open for all scientists

The SolarALMA project run by RoCS - the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics -  has just been concluded. The result is an archive with science-ready ALMA observations of the Sun. The archive is now open for all scientists. 

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The SolarALMA project ran from September 2016 to August 2021. The Sun (top, credits: SDO/NASA) and some of the 66 ALMA antennas (bottom, credits:ALMA/ESO).

The project was funded by the ERC for five years. The results were announced today at the 16th European Solar Physics Meeting.

Observing the Sun with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) provides a new tool for studying and understanding the outer layers of the solar atmosphere. Given the novelty and complexity of such observations, the necessary data processing tools were developed by the SolarALMA project during the last five years, resulting in time series of ALMA images of the Sun. These results are now made easily available to scientists via the Solar ALMA Science Archive (SALSA) and the Solar ALMA Library of Auxiliary Tools (SALAT).

An accompanying paper is now available on arXiv: The Solar ALMA Science Archive (SALSA)

See more information on the project website  ALMA – The key to the Sun’s coronal heating problem (SolarALMA).

By Eyrun Thune
Published Sep. 7, 2021 2:44 PM - Last modified Sep. 7, 2021 2:57 PM