Status Report

Critical Science Plan for the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST)

By SpaceRef Editor
August 24, 2020
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Mark P. Rast, Nazaret Bello González, Luis Bellot Rubio, Wenda Cao, Gianna Cauzzi, Edward DeLuca, Bart De Pontieu, Lyndsay Fletcher, Sarah E. Gibson, Philip G. Judge, Yukio Katsukawa, Maria D. Kazachenko, Elena Khomenko, Enrico Landi, Valentin Martínez Pillet, Gordon J.D. Petrie, Jiong Qiu, Laurel A. Rachmeler, Matthias Rempel, Wolfgang Schmidt, Eamon Scullion, Xudong Sun, Brian T. Welsch, Vincenzo Andretta, Thomas R. Ayres, Istvan Ballai, K.S. Balasubramaniam, Thomas E. Berger, Stephen J. Bradshaw, Mats Carlsson, Roberto Casini, Rebecca Centeno, Steven R. Cranmer, Craig DeForest, Yuanyong Deng, Viktor Fedun, Catherine E. Fischer, Sergio J. González Manrique, Michael Hahn, Louise Harra, Vasco M.J. Henriques, Neal E. Hurlburt, Sarah Jaeggli, Rekha Jain, Stuart M. Jefferies, Adam F. Kowalski, Christoph Kuckein, Jeffrey R. Kuhn, Jiajia Liu, Wei Liu, Dana Longcope, R.T. James McAteer, Scott W. McIntosh, David E. McKenzie, Richard J. Morton, Karin Muglach, Mari Paz Miralles, Navdeep K. Panesar, Susanna Parenti, Clare E. Parnell, Bala Poduval, Kevin P. Reardon, Jeffrey W. Reep, Yoshinori Suematsu, Thomas A. Schad, Donald Schmit, Hector Socas-Navarro, Abhishek K. Srivastava, Lucas A. Tarr, Sanjiv Tiwari, Alexandra Tritschler, Gary Verth, Angelos Vourlidas, Haimin Wang, Yi-Ming Wang (for the NSO, DKIST project, and DKIST instrument scientists, the DKIST Science Working Group, the DKIST Critical Science Plan Community)

The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) will revolutionize our ability to measure, understand and model the basic physical processes that control the structure and dynamics of the Sun and its atmosphere. The first-light DKIST images, released publicly on 29 January 2020, only hint at the extraordinary capabilities which will accompany full commissioning of the five facility instruments. With this Critical Science Plan (CSP) we attempt to anticipate some of what those capabilities will enable, providing a snapshot of some of the scientific pursuits that the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope hopes to engage as start-of-operations nears. The work builds on the combined contributions of the DKIST Science Working Group (SWG) and CSP Community members, who generously shared their experiences, plans, knowledge and dreams. Discussion is primarily focused on those issues to which DKIST will uniquely contribute.

Subjects: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (astro-ph.SR)

Cite as: arXiv:2008.08203 [astro-ph.SR] (or arXiv:2008.08203v1 [astro-ph.SR] for this version)

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From: Mark Rast 

[v1] Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:13:34 UTC (8,657 KB)

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