Solar spectral irradiance modelling from the X-ray to the visible portion of the spectrum
Radiative behavior of small-scale solar magnetic structures
Computational radiative transfer
Fostering an inclusive climate for underrepresented groups in STEM fields
I am a research scientist in solar physics at CIRES in NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information working on calibration, validation, and scientific algorithm development for the Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors (EXIS) and Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) on the NOAA GOES-R line of spacecraft since February 2019. I also lead research on a real-time physics-based solar extreme ultraviolet (EUV) irradiance model to enhance the NOAA operational EUV spectral model space weather data product.
Prior to joining CIRES, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the National Solar Observatory (NSO) where I used realistic solar surface simulations coupled with state-of-the-art radiative transfer techniques to study the radiative behavior of small magnetic structures on the solar surface. This work provides exciting opportunities to compare solar surface simulation results to upcoming ultra high-resolution science observations from the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.
- Darnel JM; Seaton DB; Bethge C; Rachmeler L; Jarvis A; Hill SM; Peck CL; Hughes JM; Shapiro J; Riley A. (Mar 2022). The GOES?R Solar UltraViolet Imager. Space Weather. 10.1029/2022sw003044
- Peck CL; Rast MP; Criscuoli S; Rempel M. (Jan 2019). The Solar Photospheric Continuum Brightness as a Function of Mean Magnetic Flux Density. I. The Role of the Magnetic Structure Size Distribution. The Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics , 870(2). 10.3847/1538-4357/aaf289
- Peck CL; Criscuoli S; Rast MP. (Nov 2017). An Assessment of and Solution to the Intensity Diffusion Error Intrinsic to Short-characteristic Radiative Transfer Methods. The Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics , 850(1). 10.3847/1538-4357/aa9178
- Peck CL; Woger F; Marino J. (Nov 2017). Influence of speckle image reconstruction on photometric precision for large solar telescopes. Astronomy and Astrophysics: a European journal , 607. 10.1051/0004-6361/201731275
- Peck CL; Rast MP. (Aug 2015). PHOTOMETRIC TRENDS IN THE VISIBLE SOLAR CONTINUUM AND THEIR SENSITIVITY TO THE CENTER-TO-LIMB PROFILE. The Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics , 808(2). 10.1088/0004-637X/808/2/192