Iglesias, F. A.; Feller, A.; Solanki, S. K.; Zeuner, F.: Prototype characterization and future development of the Fast Solar Polarimeter. SOLARNET IV: The Physics of the Sun from the Interior to the Outer Atmosphere, Lanzarote, Spain (2017)
Siu-Tapia, A. L.; Lagg, A.; Solanki, S. K.; van Noort, M.; Rempel, M.: Photospheric counter-Evershed flows in the penumbra of sunspots. Solarnet IV Meeting "The physics of the Sun from the interior to the outer atmosphere", Lanzarote, Spain (2017)
Wu, C.-J.; Usoskin, I.; Krivova, N.; Kavoltsov, G.; Solanki, S.: Solar Spectral Irradiance Reconstruction over 9 Millennia from a Composite 14C and 10Be series. AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA (2017)
Zeuner, F.; Feller, A.; Iglesias, F.; Milic, I.; Solanki, S. K.: Spatially resolved Stokes measurements in the Sr I (4607.3 Å) line with FSP at VTT/TESOS. SOLARNET IV: The Physics of the Sun from the Interior to the Outer Atmosphere, Lanzarote, Spain (2017)
Chatzistergos, T.; Ermolli, I.; Solanki, S. K.; Krivova, N. A.: The potential of historical spectroheliograms for Sun-climate studies. 9th IAGA - ICMA/IAMAS - ROSMIC/VarSITI/SCOSTEP workshop on long-term changes and trends in the atmosphere, Kühlungsborn, Germany (2016)
Siu-Tapia, A. L.; Lagg, A.; Solanki, S. K.; van Noort, M.; Rempel, M.: Anomalous counter Evershed flows: HINODE observations and MHD simulations. IAU Symposium 327: Fine structure and dynamics of the solar atmosphere, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (2016)
Yeo, K. L.; Krivova, N. A.; Solanki, S. K.: Why do measurements and models of UV SSI variability not agree? 9th IAGA - ICMA/IAMAS - ROSMIC/VarSITI/SCOSTEP workshop on Long-Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere, Kühlungsborn, Germany (2016)
Chatzistergos, T.; Ermolli, I.; Solanki, S. K.; Krivova, N. A.: Exploiting historical Ca II K spectroheliogram archives: preliminary results from four archives. Coimbra Solar Physics Meeting, Coimbra, Portugal (2015)
Gabrielli, A.; Castronuovo, M. M.; Cesare, S.; Morea, D.; Montabone, M.; Teriacam, L.; Schühle, U.; Barthol, P.; Solanki, S.: METIS Coronagraph A System Engineering Approach. 66th International Astronautical Congress, Jerusalem, Israel (2015)
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