Office: D313 (Duane), W306 (SPSC)
I work in solar astrophysics. My research interests range from the storage of magnetic energy in solar active regions, to the release of that energy in solar flares with an emphasis of comparison and integration of observations with simulations. Understanding how this energy is stored and released is necessary to predict solar eruptions and hence the space weather. I am also involved in the development of the Critical Science Plan for The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, the largest 4-meter solar telescope in the world, with the first light expected in early 2020.
Selected Recent Publications:
- Kazachenko, M.D., Lynch, B. J., Welsch, B.T., Sun, X., A Database of Flare Ribbon Properties From Solar Dynamics Observatory I: Reconnection Flux, The Astrophysical Journal, 845, 1, 08/2017. http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/abs/2017arXiv170405097K
- Kazachenko, M. D., Fisher, G. H., Welsch B. T., Sun X., Liu, Y., Photospheric Electric Fields and Energy Fluxes in the Eruptive Active Region NOAA 11158, The Astrophysical Journal, 811, 16, 2015. http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/abs/2015ApJ...811...16K
- Fisher, G. H., Abbett, W. P., Bercik, D. J., Kazachenko, M. D., Lynch, B. J., Welsch, B. T., Hoeksema, J. T., Hayashi, K., Liu, Y., Norton, A. A., Dalda, A. Sainz, Sun, X., DeRosa, M. L., Cheung, M. C. M., The Coronal Global Evolutionary Model (CGEM): Using HMI Vector Magnetogram and Doppler Data to Model the Buildup of Free Magnetic Energy in the Solar Corona, Space Weather, 13, 6, 369-373, 2015. http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/abs/2015SpWea..13..369