Khagendra Katuwal




I am a Ph.D. student in the Astronomy department at New Mexico State University. My research focuses on the formation, evolution, and expansion of coronal holes, utilizing data from the Solar Dynamics Observatory. I employ two instruments for my study: the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) and the Helioseismic Magnetic Imager (HMI). Specifically, I use AIA images at a wavelength of 193 Angstroms to isolate coronal holes and HMI images to investigate the magnetic field distribution beneath these coronal holes. Additionally, I am utilizing high-resolution data from the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) to study the magnetic structure of coronal holes on a smaller scale. I am also working on characterizing plasma flow, temperature, density, and magnetic properties at the boundary of coronal holes using data from the Dunn Solar Telescope (DST).