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Session 49 - First Results from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).
Oral session, Tuesday, June 11
Wisconsin Center,

[49.01] SOHO-Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

A. I. Poland (NASA/GSFC)

With the successful launch of SOHO on Dec. 2, 1995 we are beginning a new era of solar and heliospheric observations. SOHO is a space mission of international co-operation between the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA designed to study the sun and heliosphere from the vicinity of the sun-earth L1 point. In this talk I will give an overview of the first results and planned observations in the three areas of the sun/heliosphere system: the solar interior as studied through the techniques of helioseismology; the solar atmosphere and studies of the heating and acceleration of the solar wind; and in-situ measurements of the solar wind as observed at L1. I will also discuss the framework in which SOHO is operated and how other scientist, not already involved in the SOHO mission, can get involved with the program.

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