The Williams College Expedition to Ramnicu Valcea

  • Jay M. Pasachoff
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASIC, volume 558)


The Williams College expedition to Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania, made observations of the solar corona (a) to compare with the Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory; (b) to search for the source of coronal heating through a study of the oscillatory power spectrum of coronal loops in an emission line typical of high temperature; (c) mapped the coronal temperature using ultraviolet continuum observations; (d) made videos and still photographs of coronal motions and details; and (e) collaborated with the scientists at the Astronomical Institute in Bucharest.


Coronal Loop Coronal Heating Total Solar Eclipse Extreme Ultraviolet Image Telescope Total Eclipse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay M. Pasachoff
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  1. 1.Williams College-Hopkins ObservatoryWilliamstownUSA

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