E-Print Archive

There are 4257 abstracts currently viewable.


Advanced Search
Main Page Add New E-Print Submitter
News Help/FAQ About Preferences
Manage Key Phrase
* News 04/04/20 * The archive is using a new backend database. This has thrown up a few SQL errors in the last few days. If you have any issues please email adavey@nso.edu with either the number of eprint you are trying to edit or a link to your preprint.

A Survey of Computational Tools in Solar Physics View all abstracts by submitter

Monica Bobra   Submitted: 2020-05-13 12:09

'The SunPy Project developed a 13-question survey to understand the software and hardware usage of the solar physics community. Of the solar-physics community, 364 members across 35 countries responded to our survey. We found that 99±0.5% of respondents use software in their research and 66% use the Python scientific-software stack. Students are twice as likely as faculty, staff scientists, and researchers to use Python rather than Interactive Data Language (IDL). In this respect, the astrophysics and solar-physics communities differ widely: 78% of solar-physics faculty, staff scientists, and researchers in our sample uses IDL, compared with 44% of astrophysics faculty and scientists sampled by Momcheva and Tollerud (2015). 63±4% of respondents have not taken any computer-science courses at an undergraduate or graduate level. We also found that most respondents use consumer hardware to run software for solar-physics research. Although 82% of respondents work with data from space-based or ground-based missions, some of which (e.g. the Solar Dynamics Observatory and Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope) produce terabytes of data a day, 14% use a regional or national cluster, 5% use a commercial cloud provider, and 29% use exclusively a laptop or desktop. Finally, we found that 73±4% of respondents cite scientific software in their research, although only 42±3% do so routinely.'

Authors: Monica G. Bobra, Stuart J. Mumford, Russell J. Hewett, Steven D. Christe, Kevin Reardon, Sabrina Savage, Jack Ireland, Tiago M. D. Pereira, Bin Chen, and David Pérez-Suárez
Projects: None

Publication Status: Published in Solar Physics: Solar Physics, 295, 57 (2020)
Last Modified: 2020-05-14 08:56
Go to main E-Print page  HXR emission from an activated flux rope and subsequent evolution of an eruptive long duration solar flare  Sunquake with a second bounce, other sunquakes, and emission associated with the X9.3 flare of 6 September 2017. I. Observations  Edit Entry  Download Preprint  Delete Entry 

Go to main E-Print pageGo to main E-Print page.
Previous AbstractPrevious Abstract.
Next AbstractNext Abstract.
Download PreprintDownload Preprint.
Submitter's HomepageSubmitters Homepage.
Edit EntryEdit Entry.
View All Abstracts By SubmitterView all abstracts by submitter.
Delete AbstractDelete abstract.

Latest Entries
The origin of quasi-periodicities during circular ribbon flares
Sensitivity to luminosity, centrifugal force, and boundary conditions in spherical shell convection
An Eruptive Circular-ribbon Flare with Extended Remote Brightenings
Additivity of relative magnetic helicity in finite volumes
3D propagation of relativistic solar protons through interplanetary space
Heating Rates for Protons and Electrons in Polar Coronal Holes: Empirical Constraints from the Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrometer
Comparison of Enhanced Absorption in He I 10830 Ĺ in Observations and Modeling During the Early Phase of a Solar Flare
Radio Echo in the Turbulent Corona and Simulations of Solar Drift-Pair Radio Bursts
Solar Flare Arcade Modelling: Bridging the gap from 1D to 3D Simulations of Optically Thin Radiation
Dynamics of Late-Stage Reconnection in the 2017 September 10 Solar Flare
Polarisation and source structure of solar stationary type IV radio bursts
Statistical Analysis of the Relation between Coronal Mass Ejections and Solar Energetic Particles
Magnetic Flux of Active Regions Determining the Eruptive Character of Large Solar Flares
Case study of multi-temperature coronal jets for emerging flux MHD models
The STIX Aspect System (SAS): The Optical Aspect System of the Spectrometer/Telescope for Imaging X-Rays (STIX) on Solar Orbiter
What determine Solar Flares Producing Interplanetary Type III Radio Bursts?
Ambipolar diffusion in the Bifrost code
Modeling the quiet Sun cell and network emission with ALMA
Clustering of fast Coronal Mass Ejections during the solar cycles 23 and 24 and implications for CME-CME interactions
Magnetic and Velocity Field Topology in Active Regions of Descending Phase of the Solar Cycle 23

Related Pages
MSU Solar Physics.
Max Millennium Science Mail Archive.
Max Millennium Message of the Day Mail Archive.
Max Millennium Flare Catalog

Archive Maintainer
Alisdair Davey

© 2000-2020 Solar Physics Group - Montana State University