The Solar Activity Monitor Network - SAMNet

Robertus Erdélyi*, Marianna B. Korsós, Xin Huang, Yong Yang, Danielle Pizzey, Steven A. Wrathmall, Ifan G. Hughes, Martin J. Dyer, Vikram S. Dhillon, Bernadett Belucz, Roman Brajša, Piyali Chatterjee, Xuewu Cheng, Yuanyong Deng, Santiago Vargas Domínguez, Raúl Joya, Peter Gömöry, Norbert G. Gyenge, Arnold Hanslmeier, Ales KuceraDavid Kuridze, Faquan Li, Zhong Liu, Long Xu, Mihalis Mathioudakis, Sarah Matthews, James R.T. McAteer, Alexei A. Pevtsov, Werner Pötzi, Paolo Romano, Jinhua Shen, János Temesváry, Andrey G. Tlatov, Charles Triana, Dominik Utz, Astrid M. Veronig, Yuming Wang, Yihua Yan, Teimuraz Zaqarashvili, Francesca Zuccarello

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The Solar Activity Magnetic Monitor (SAMM) Network (SAMNet) is a future UK-led international network of ground-based solar telescope stations. SAMNet, at its full capacity, will continuously monitor the Sun's intensity, magnetic, and Doppler velocity fields at multiple heights in the solar atmosphere (from photosphere to upper chromosphere). Each SAMM sentinel will be equipped with a cluster of identical telescopes each with a different magneto-optical filter (MOFs) to take observations in K I, Na D, and Ca I spectral bands. A subset of SAMM stations will have white-light coronagraphs and emission line coronal spectropolarimeters. The objectives of SAMNet are to provide observational data for space weather research and forecast. The goal is to achieve an operationally sufficient lead time of e.g., flare warning of 2-8 h and provide many sought-after continuous synoptic maps (e.g., LoS magnetic and velocity fields, intensity) of the lower solar atmosphere with a spatial resolution limited only by seeing or diffraction limit, and with a cadence of 10 min. The individual SAMM sentinels will be connected to their master HQ hub where data received from all the slave stations will be automatically processed and flare warning issued up to 26 h in advance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Space Weather and Space Climate
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2022

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  • Sun-flares-precursors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science


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