Still working on cycle 22. I am essentially creating a database of magnetic regions by going day after day, supervising the code to make sure it circles and pairs the correct regions. Around this time I was very familiar with the code and choosing active regions so I starting thinking about how the code detects ARs versus how humans detect them. I thought a density parameter while merging would help with the merging factor, since a well-defined dense core should not merge with less dense areas around it. On the other hand, less dense areas should merge with areas of similar flux density areas. This turned out not working and we abandoned the idea, although I think a density feature is a step in the right direction even if our implementation was wrong.

I started working on my midterm presentation, which I will link here, as well on the main page. I was also able to create animated gifs of the active regions being tracked across time. Those are shown below.