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  • Solar physicist proposes new mechanism for how electrons work in solar flares

    University of Alabama in Huntsville

    Dr. Haihong Che, a 2020 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award winner, is using NASA supercomputers in her proposal of a new mechanism to explain how electrons work in solar flares. Dr. Che is an assistant professor in the Department of Space Science at UAH, a part of the University of Alabama System, and at UAH’s Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research.

  • East Tennessee scientists use a drone called the "Coyote" to study hurricanes


    Drones could hold the key to learning more about storms like Hurricane Laura.

    "It is kind of exciting because there's an area in a hurricane that if you go there, you don't live to tell about it. It's underneath the eyewall, low altitude over the ocean. These aircraft are designed to go there," said Ron Dobosy, a retiree of ORAU and an atmospheric scientist. 

    Dobosy and SUAS Pilot Ed Dumas were part of a team that calibrated and improved instruments for a drone called the "Coyote." 


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Further Together, the ORAU podcast

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