William T Thompson

William T Thompson

  • SCIENTIST
  • 301.286.2040 | 301.286.1617
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 671
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: ADNET SYSTEMS INC
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. William Thompson has been a member of the Solar Physics
    Laboratory since he first came to Goddard in 1984.  He is
    currently Chief Observer for NASA's Solar and Terrestrial
    Observatory (STEREO) mission.  As Chief Observer, he runs the
    STEREO Science Center, which is responsible for archiving the
    science data, processing the real-time space weather beacon data,
    and general science coordination between the instruments and with
    other missions and observatories.

    While in graduate school at the University of Massachusetts at
    Amherst, Dr. Thompson worked on the measurement of azimuthal
    brightness variations in Saturn's A ring, and used Monte Carlo
    simulations to study the possible physical interpretation of
    these variations for his doctoral thesis.

    After recieving his Ph.D., and before coming to Goddard,
    Dr. Thompson spent two years as a lecturer in the Department of
    Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State University.

    In his inital years at Goddard, Dr. Thompson worked on the Solar
    Extreme-ultraviolet Rocket Telescope and Spectrograph sounding
    rocket experiment, and analyzed data from the Ultraviolet
    Spectrometer and Polarimeter instrument on NASA's Solar Maximum
    Mission.  This work led to him becoming involved in the
    development and subsequent operations of the Coronal Diagnostics
    Spectrometer instrument for the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric
    Observatory (SOHO) mission.

    Later, Dr. Thompson worked on the development of the optics for
    the COR1 coronagraph on the STEREO mission, and continues to
    monitor the performance of the instrument in flight.  Along with
    the COR1 work for STEREO, Dr. Thompson designed the STEREO
    Science Center (SSC), and wrote most of the software that allows
    it to function.  The SSC archives all the science data from the
    instruments, along with ancillary data from the Mission
    Operations Center.  Ephemeris data for the two spacecraft are
    organized to assist the instrument teams with their science
    planning and data analysis.  In addition, real-time beacon
    telemetry data from the two spacecraft are processed within
    minutes for use in space weather forecasting.  Higher resolution
    data are also processed into images and movies as browse
    products.  These beacon and browse products have gone on to
    become incorporated into other venues such as Science-on-a-Sphere
    and other spherical projection systems in museums, and the 3D Sun
    app for the iPad.

    Currently, in addition to his duties for STEREO, Dr. Thompson is
    working on the development of a detector for the Spectral Imaging
    of the Coronal Environment (SPICE) instrument for ESA's Solar
    Orbiter mission.

    Current Projects

    Solar and Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO)

    STEREO Chief Observer
    COR1 calibration lead

    Solar Orbiter

    Detector development for Spectral Imaging of the Coronal Environment (SPICE) instrument


    Education

    Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, 1982
    B.A., Physics and Mathematics, New College of the University of South Florida, 1977

    Publications

    Refereed

    Villarreal, M. N., C. T. Russell, J. G. Luhmann, et al. W. T. Thompson, T. H. Prettyman, M. F. A’Hearn, M. Küppers, L. O’Rourke, and C. A. Raymond. 2017. "The Dependence of the Cerean Exosphere on Solar Energetic Particle Events." The Astrophysical Journal, 838 (1): L8 [10.3847/2041-8213/aa66cd]

    Wang, T., N. L. Reginald, J. M. Davila, O. C. St Cyr, and W. T. Thompson. 2017. "Variation of Coronal Activity from the Minimum to Maximum of Solar Cycle 24 using Three Dimensional Coronal Electron Density Reconstructions from STEREO/COR1." Solar Physics, 292 (8): 97 (32 pp) [10.1007/s11207-017-1130-3]

    Thompson, W. T. 2017. "No pre-maximum halt in classical nova V5589 Sgr observed with STEREO HI-1B." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 470 (4): 4061-4065 [10.1093/mnras/stx1552]

    Rots, A. H., P. S. Bunclark, M. R. Calabretta, et al. S. L. Allen, R. N. Manchester, and W. T. Thompson. 2015. "Representations of Time Coordinates in FITS. Time and Relative Dimension in Space." Astronomy & Astrophysics, 574: A36 [10.1051/0004-6361/201424653]

    Thompson, W. T. 2015. "Linear Polarization Measurements of Comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) from STEREO." Icarus, 261: 122-132 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.08.018]

    Aschwanden, M. J., J.-P. Wülser, N. V. Nitta, et al. J. R. Lemen, S. Freeland, and W. T. Thompson. 2014. "STEREO/Extreme-Ultraviolet Imager (EUVI) Event Catalog 2006-2012." Solar Physics, 289 (3): 919-938 [10.1007/s11207-013-0378-5]

    Thompson, W. T. 2013. "Alternating Twist Along an Erupting Prominence." Solar Physics, 283 (2): 489-504 [ 10.1007/s11207-013-0228-5]

    Fludra, A., D. Griffin, M. Caldwell, et al. P. Eccleston, J. Cornaby, D. Drummond, W. Grainger, P. Greenway, T. Grundy, C. Howe, C. McQuirk, K. Middleton, O. Poyntz-Wright, A. Richards, K. Rogers, C. Sawyer, B. Shaughnessy, S. Sidher, I. Tosh, S. Beardsley, G. Burton, A. Marshall, N. Waltham, S. Woodward, T. Appourchaux, A. Philippon, F. Auchere, E. Buchlin, A. Gabriel, J. C. Vial, U. Schuehle, W. Curdt, D. Innes, S. Meining, H. Peter, S. Solanki, L. Teriaca, M. Gyo, V. Buechel, M. Haberreiter, D. Pfiffner, W. Schmutz, M. Carlsson, S. V. Haugan, J. M. Davila, P. Jordan, W. T. Thompson, D. Hassler, B. Walls, C. Deforest, J. Hanley, J. Johnson, P. Phelan, L. Blecha, H. Cottard, G. Paciotti, N. Autissier, Y. Allemand, K. Relecom, G. Munro, A. Butler, R. Klein, and A. Gottwald. 2013. "SPICE EUV spectrometer for the Solar Orbiter mission." SOLAR PHYSICS AND SPACE WEATHER INSTRUMENTATION V, 8862: [10.1117/12.2027581]

    Frazin, R. A., A. M. Vásquez, W. T. Thompson, et al. R. J. Hewett, P. Lamy, A. LLebaria, A. Vourlidas, and J. Burkepile. 2012. "Intercomparison of the LASCO-C2, SECCHI-COR1, SECCHI-COR2 and Mk4 Coronagraphs." Solar Physics, 280 (1): 273-293 [10.1007/s11207-012-0028-3]

    Martínez Oliveros, J.-C., H. S. Hudson, G. J. Hurford, et al. S. Krucker, R. P. Lin, C. Lindsey, S. Couvidat, J. Schou, and W. T. Thompson. 2012. "The Height of a White-light Flare and its Hard X-ray Sources." The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 753 (2): L26 [10.1088/2041-8205/753/2/L26]

    Kliem, B., W. Torok, and W. T. Thompson. 2012. "A Parameteric Study of Erupting Flux Rope Rotation. Modeling the "Cartwheel CME" on 9 April 2008." Solar Physics, 281 (1): 137-166 [ 10.1007/s11207-012-9990-z]

    Thompson, W. T., B. Kliem, and T. Torok. 2012. "3D Reconstruction of a Rotating Erupting Prominence." Solar Physics, 276 (1-2): 241-259 [ 10.1007/s11207-011-9868-5]

    Hudson, H. S., J. Martinez-Oliveros, S. Krucker, et al. G. Hurford, W. Thompson, J. Schou, S. Couvidat, and C. Lindsey. 2012. "Direct Measurement Of The Height Of A White-light Flare." American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #220, 220: #204.41-.

    Bryans, P., M. AHearn, K. Battams, et al. D. Biesecker, D. Bodewits, D. Boice, J. Brown, A. Caspi, P. Chodas, H. Hudson, Y. Jia, G. Jones, H. U. Keller, M. Knight, J. Linker, C. Lisse, W. Liu, S. McIntosh, W. D. Pesnell, J. Raymond, S. Saar, P. Saint-Hilaire, C. Schrijver, M. Snow, T. Tarbell, W. Thompson, and P. Weissman. 2012. "The Journey of Sungrazing Comet Lovejoy." American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #220, 220: #525.07-.

    Gopalswamy, N., W. Thompson, J. Davila, et al. M. Kaiser, S. Yashiro, P. Måkelå, G. Michalek, J. Bougeret, and R. Howard. 2012. "Erratum: Relation Between Type II Bursts and CMEs Inferred from STEREO Observations." Solar Physics, 277: 459 [ 10.1007/s11207-011-9918-z]

    Thompson, W. T., J. M. Davila, O. C. St. Cyr, and N. L. Reginald. 2011. "STEREO/SECCHI COR1-A/B Intercalibration at 180° Separation." Solar Physics, 272 (1): 215-225 [10.1007/s11207-011-9815-5]

    Liewer, P. C., J. R. Hall, R. A. Howard, et al. E. M. De Jong, W. T. Thompson, and A. Thernisien. 2011. "Stereoscopic Analysis of STEREO/SECCHI Data for CME Trajectory Determination." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 73 (10): 1173-1186 [10.1016/j.jastp.2010.09.004]

    Thompson, W. T., J. B. Gurman, T. A. Kucera, et al. R. A. Howard, A. Vourlidas, J. Wuelser, and D. Pesnell. 2011. "Viewing The Entire Sun With STEREO And SDO." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 1835-:

    Thompson, W. T., J. M. Davila, O. C. St Cyr, and N. L. Reginald. 2011. "STEREO SECCHI COR1-A/B Intercalibration at 180° Separation." Solar Physics, 272 (1): 215-225 [10.1007/s11207-011-9815-5]

    Thompson, W. T. 2010. "Strong Rotation of an Erupting Quiescent Polar Crown Prominence." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 73 (10): 1138-1147 [10.1016/j.jastp.2010.07.005]

    Thompson, W. T., K. Wei, J. T. Burkepile, J. M. Davila, and O. C. St Cyr. 2010. "Background Subtraction for the SECCHI/COR1 Telescope Aboard STEREO." Solar Physics, 262: 213-231 [10.1007/s11207-010-9513-8]

    StCyr, O. C., H. Xie, M. L. Mays, et al. J. M. Davila, H. R. Gilbert, S. I. Jones, W. D. Pesnell, N. Gopalswamy, J. B. Gurman, S. Yashiro, J. Wuelser, R. A. Howard, B. J. Thompson, and W. T. Thompson. 2009. "Recent STEREO Observations of Coronal Mass Ejections." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, A1491-:

    St Cyr, O. C., H. Xie, M. L. Mays, et al. J. M. Davila, H. R. Gilbert, S. I. Jones, W. D. Pesnell, N. Gopalswamy, J. B. Gurman, S. Yashiro, J. Wuelser, R. A. Howard, B. J. Thompson, and W. T. Thompson. 2009. "Recent STEREO Observations of Coronal Mass Ejections." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, A1491-:

    Gopalswamy, N., S. Yashiro, M. Temmer, et al. J. M. Davila, W. T. Thompson, S. I. Jones, R. T. Mcateer, J. Wuelser, S. L. Freeland, and R. A. Howard. 2009. "EUV Wave Reflection from a Coronal Hole." The Astrophysical Journal, 691 (2): L123-L127 [10.1088/0004-637X/691/2/L123]

    Gopalswamy, N., W. Thompson, J. Davila, et al. M. Kaiser, S. Yashiro, P. auml;kelä, G. Michalek, J. Bougeret, and R. Howard. 2009. "Relation Between Type II Bursts and CMEs Inferred from STEREO Observations." Solar Physics, 259: 227-254 [ 10.1007/s11207-009-9382-1]

    Mierla, M., J. Davila, W. Thompson, et al. B. Inhester, N. Srivastava, M. Kramar, O. C. StCyr, G. Stenborg, and R. A. Howard. 2008. "A Quick Method for Estimating the Propagation Direction of Coronal Mass Ejections Using STEREO-COR1 Images." Solar Physics, 252: 385-396 [10.1007/s11207-008-9267-8]

    Plunkett, S. P., R. A. Howard, J. D. Moses, et al. A. Vourlidas, D. Socker, J. Newmark, D. Wang, R. Baugh, J. Davila, W. Thompson, O. C. StCyr, J. Lemen, J. P. Wuelser, R. A. Harrison, N. Waltham, C. J. Davis, C. J. Eyles, J. M. Defise, J. P. Halain, V. Bothmer, J. P. Delaboudiniere, F. Auchere, R. Mercier, and M. F. Ravet. 2007. "Stereo Observations Of The Solar Corona Using The Secchi Experiment." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 39: #119.01-.

    McAteer, J., J. Davilla, W. Thompson, O. StCyr, and R. O. Milligan. 2007. "Early SECCHI Observations Of CME Initiation And Propagation." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 39: 137-.

    StCyr, O. C., J. M. Davila, W. Thompson, et al. B. J. Thompson, J. B. Gurman, J. T. Burkepile, and G. deToma. 2007. "Early Results from STEREO SECCHI COR1." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 39: #119.03-.

    Luhmann, J., W. Thompson, P. Schroeder, et al. C. O. Lee, C. T. Russell, A. Galvin, R. Howard, M. Kaiser, D. Odstrcil, C. N. Arge, P. Riley, and P. MacNeice. 2006. "Space Weather Studies at the Planets Enabled by the STEREO Mission." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 38: 567-.

    Ko, Y.-K., J. C. Raymond, S. E. Gibson, et al. D. Alexander, L. Strachan, T. Holzer, H. Gilbert, O. C. StCyr, B. J. Thompson, C. D. Pike, H. E. Mason, J. Burkepile, W. Thompson, and L. Fletcher. 2005. "Multialtitude Observations of a Coronal Jet during the Third Whole Sun Month Campaign." The Astrophysical Journal, 623: 519-539 [10.1086/428479]

    Mobius, E., M. Bzowski, S. Chalov, et al. H.-J. Fahr, G. Gloeckler, V. Izmodenov, R. Kallenbach, R. Lallement, D. McMullin, H. Noda, M. Oka, A. Pauluhn, J. Raymond, D. Rucinski, R. Skoug, T. Terasawa, W. Thompson, J. Vallerga, R. von Steiger, and M. Witte. 2004. "Synopsis of the interstellar He parameters from combined neutral gas, pickup ion and UV scattering observations and related consequences." Astronomy and Astrophysics, 426: 897-907 [10.1051/0004-6361:20035834]

    Ko, Y.-K., J. C. Raymond, S. E. Gibson, et al. D. Alexander, L. Strachan, T. Holzer, H. Gilbert, O. C. StCyr, B. J. Thompson, C. D. Pike, J. Burkepile, W. Thompson, and L. Fletcher. 2004. "Multi-Altitude Observations of a Coronal Jet." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 36: 759-.

    Brekke, P., W. Thompson, J. Pap, and D. McMullin. 2002. "EUV irradiance measurements from SOHO during Cycle 23." 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 34: -.

    Fludra, A., J. Ireland, G. Del Zanna, and W. T. Thompson. 2002. "The solar corona in cycle 23." Advances in Space Research, 29: 361-372 [10.1016/S0273-1177(01)00598-1]

    Regnier, S., K. Bocchialini, J.-C. Vial, J.-P. Delaboudiniere, and W. Thompson. 1998. "Analyse statistique de points brillants solaires observés par le satellite SOHO." Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences - Series IIB - Mechanics-Physics-Chemistry-Astronomy, 326 (3): 211-218 [10.1016/S1251-8069(99)89010-1]

    Thompson, W., and R. Yurow. 1994. "Searching the SOHO online catalogs." Solar Dynamic Phenomena and Solar Wind Consequences; the Third SOHO Workshop, 373: 429-.

    Brosius, J. W., J. M. Davila, H. H. Jones, et al. W. T. Thompson, R. J. Thomas, G. D. Holman, S. H. White, N. Gopalswamy, and M. Kundu. 1993. "Analysis of EUV, Microwave and Magnetic Field Observations of Solar Plage." IAU Colloq 141: The Magnetic and Velocity Fields of Solar Active Regions, 46: 291- 294.

    Brosius, J., J. Davila, W. Thompson, et al. R. Thomas, G. Holman, N. Gopalswamy, S. White, M. Kundu, and H. Jones. 1993. "Simultaneous observations of solar plage with the solar extreme ultraviolet rocket telescope and spectrograph (SERTS), the VLA, and the Kitt Peak magnetograph." The Astrophysical Journal, 411: 410-417 [10.1086/172843]

    Thompson, W. 1986. "Searching the UVSP (Ultraviolet Spectrometer and Polarimeter) database, and a list of experiments showing massmotions." NASA Conference Publication, 2442: 191-196.

    Thompson, W. 1986. "Searching the UVSP (Ultraviolet Spectrometer and Polarimeter) database, and a list of experiments showing massmotions." NASA Conference Publication, 2442: 191-196.

    Thompson, W., D. Vanblerkom, and W. M. Irvine. 1984. "A model containing blobs for the A ring of Saturn." Planetary Rings, 93-98:

    Thompson, W., K. Lumme, W. M. Irvine, W. A. Baum, and L. W. Esposito. 1980. "Saturn's Rings : Azimuthal Variations, Phase Curves, and Radial Profile Observed at Three Tilt Angles." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 12: 699-.

    Thompson, W., K. Lumme, W. M. Irvine, W. A. Baum, and L. W. Esposito. 1980. "Saturn's Rings : Azimuthal Variations, Phase Curves, and Radial Profile Observed at Three Tilt Angles." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 12: 699-.

    Lumme, K., W. Thompson, W. M. Irvine, et al. L. Esposito, W. A. Baum, and L. J. Martin. 1979. "International Planetary Patrol Observations of Saturn's Rings." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 11: 556-.

    Lumme, K., W. Thompson, W. M. Irvine, et al. L. Esposito, W. A. Baum, and L. J. Martin. 1979. "International Planetary Patrol Observations of Saturn's Rings." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 11: 556-.

    Non-Refereed

    Thompson, W. T., M. L. Kaiser, T. A. Kucera, et al. J. M. Davila, J. A. Hourclé, and P. Schroeder. 2005. "STEREO's Interactions With the Virtual Solar and Heliospheric Observatories." AGU Spring Meeting Abstracts 6-:

    Thompson, W. T., M. Kaiser, and T. A. Kucera. 2004. "The STEREO Science Center." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 36: 799-.

    Brief Bio

    Dr. William Thompson has been a member of the Solar Physics
    Laboratory since he first came to Goddard in 1984.  He is
    currently Chief Observer for NASA's Solar and Terrestrial
    Observatory (STEREO) mission.  As Chief Observer, he runs the
    STEREO Science Center, which is responsible for archiving the
    science data, processing the real-time space weather beacon data,
    and general science coordination between the instruments and with
    other missions and observatories.

    While in graduate school at the University of Massachusetts at
    Amherst, Dr. Thompson worked on the measurement of azimuthal
    brightness variations in Saturn's A ring, and used Monte Carlo
    simulations to study the possible physical interpretation of
    these variations for his doctoral thesis.

    After recieving his Ph.D., and before coming to Goddard,
    Dr. Thompson spent two years as a lecturer in the Department of
    Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State University.

    In his inital years at Goddard, Dr. Thompson worked on the Solar
    Extreme-ultraviolet Rocket Telescope and Spectrograph sounding
    rocket experiment, and analyzed data from the Ultraviolet
    Spectrometer and Polarimeter instrument on NASA's Solar Maximum
    Mission.  This work led to him becoming involved in the
    development and subsequent operations of the Coronal Diagnostics
    Spectrometer instrument for the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric
    Observatory (SOHO) mission.

    Later, Dr. Thompson worked on the development of the optics for
    the COR1 coronagraph on the STEREO mission, and continues to
    monitor the performance of the instrument in flight.  Along with
    the COR1 work for STEREO, Dr. Thompson designed the STEREO
    Science Center (SSC), and wrote most of the software that allows
    it to function.  The SSC archives all the science data from the
    instruments, along with ancillary data from the Mission
    Operations Center.  Ephemeris data for the two spacecraft are
    organized to assist the instrument teams with their science
    planning and data analysis.  In addition, real-time beacon
    telemetry data from the two spacecraft are processed within
    minutes for use in space weather forecasting.  Higher resolution
    data are also processed into images and movies as browse
    products.  These beacon and browse products have gone on to
    become incorporated into other venues such as Science-on-a-Sphere
    and other spherical projection systems in museums, and the 3D Sun
    app for the iPad.

    Currently, in addition to his duties for STEREO, Dr. Thompson is
    working on the development of a detector for the Spectral Imaging
    of the Coronal Environment (SPICE) instrument for ESA's Solar
    Orbiter mission.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Villarreal, M. N., C. T. Russell, J. G. Luhmann, et al. W. T. Thompson, T. H. Prettyman, M. F. A’Hearn, M. Küppers, L. O’Rourke, and C. A. Raymond. 2017. "The Dependence of the Cerean Exosphere on Solar Energetic Particle Events." The Astrophysical Journal 838 (1): L8 [10.3847/2041-8213/aa66cd]

    Wang, T., N. L. Reginald, J. M. Davila, O. C. St Cyr, and W. T. Thompson. 2017. "Variation of Coronal Activity from the Minimum to Maximum of Solar Cycle 24 using Three Dimensional Coronal Electron Density Reconstructions from STEREO/COR1." Solar Physics 292 (8): 97 (32 pp) [10.1007/s11207-017-1130-3]

    Thompson, W. T. 2017. "No pre-maximum halt in classical nova V5589 Sgr observed with STEREO HI-1B." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 470 (4): 4061-4065 [10.1093/mnras/stx1552]

    Rots, A. H., P. S. Bunclark, M. R. Calabretta, et al. S. L. Allen, R. N. Manchester, and W. T. Thompson. 2015. "Representations of Time Coordinates in FITS. Time and Relative Dimension in Space." Astronomy & Astrophysics 574 A36 [10.1051/0004-6361/201424653]

    Thompson, W. T. 2015. "Linear Polarization Measurements of Comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) from STEREO." Icarus 261 122-132 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.08.018]

    Aschwanden, M. J., J.-P. Wülser, N. V. Nitta, et al. J. R. Lemen, S. Freeland, and W. T. Thompson. 2014. "STEREO/Extreme-Ultraviolet Imager (EUVI) Event Catalog 2006-2012." Solar Physics 289 (3): 919-938 [10.1007/s11207-013-0378-5]

    Thompson, W. T. 2013. "Alternating Twist Along an Erupting Prominence." Solar Physics 283 (2): 489-504 [ 10.1007/s11207-013-0228-5]

    Fludra, A., D. Griffin, M. Caldwell, et al. P. Eccleston, J. Cornaby, D. Drummond, W. Grainger, P. Greenway, T. Grundy, C. Howe, C. McQuirk, K. Middleton, O. Poyntz-Wright, A. Richards, K. Rogers, C. Sawyer, B. Shaughnessy, S. Sidher, I. Tosh, S. Beardsley, G. Burton, A. Marshall, N. Waltham, S. Woodward, T. Appourchaux, A. Philippon, F. Auchere, E. Buchlin, A. Gabriel, J. C. Vial, U. Schuehle, W. Curdt, D. Innes, S. Meining, H. Peter, S. Solanki, L. Teriaca, M. Gyo, V. Buechel, M. Haberreiter, D. Pfiffner, W. Schmutz, M. Carlsson, S. V. Haugan, J. M. Davila, P. Jordan, W. T. Thompson, D. Hassler, B. Walls, C. Deforest, J. Hanley, J. Johnson, P. Phelan, L. Blecha, H. Cottard, G. Paciotti, N. Autissier, Y. Allemand, K. Relecom, G. Munro, A. Butler, R. Klein, and A. Gottwald. 2013. "SPICE EUV spectrometer for the Solar Orbiter mission." SOLAR PHYSICS AND SPACE WEATHER INSTRUMENTATION V 8862 [10.1117/12.2027581]

    Frazin, R. A., A. M. Vásquez, W. T. Thompson, et al. R. J. Hewett, P. Lamy, A. LLebaria, A. Vourlidas, and J. Burkepile. 2012. "Intercomparison of the LASCO-C2, SECCHI-COR1, SECCHI-COR2 and Mk4 Coronagraphs." Solar Physics 280 (1): 273-293 [10.1007/s11207-012-0028-3]

    Martínez Oliveros, J.-C., H. S. Hudson, G. J. Hurford, et al. S. Krucker, R. P. Lin, C. Lindsey, S. Couvidat, J. Schou, and W. T. Thompson. 2012. "The Height of a White-light Flare and its Hard X-ray Sources." The Astrophysical Journal Letters 753 (2): L26 [10.1088/2041-8205/753/2/L26]

    Kliem, B., W. Torok, and W. T. Thompson. 2012. "A Parameteric Study of Erupting Flux Rope Rotation. Modeling the "Cartwheel CME" on 9 April 2008." Solar Physics 281 (1): 137-166 [ 10.1007/s11207-012-9990-z]

    Thompson, W. T., B. Kliem, and T. Torok. 2012. "3D Reconstruction of a Rotating Erupting Prominence." Solar Physics 276 (1-2): 241-259 [ 10.1007/s11207-011-9868-5]

    Hudson, H. S., J. Martinez-Oliveros, S. Krucker, et al. G. Hurford, W. Thompson, J. Schou, S. Couvidat, and C. Lindsey. 2012. "Direct Measurement Of The Height Of A White-light Flare." American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #220 220 #204.41-

    Bryans, P., M. AHearn, K. Battams, et al. D. Biesecker, D. Bodewits, D. Boice, J. Brown, A. Caspi, P. Chodas, H. Hudson, Y. Jia, G. Jones, H. U. Keller, M. Knight, J. Linker, C. Lisse, W. Liu, S. McIntosh, W. D. Pesnell, J. Raymond, S. Saar, P. Saint-Hilaire, C. Schrijver, M. Snow, T. Tarbell, W. Thompson, and P. Weissman. 2012. "The Journey of Sungrazing Comet Lovejoy." American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #220 220 #525.07-

    Gopalswamy, N., W. Thompson, J. Davila, et al. M. Kaiser, S. Yashiro, P. Måkelå, G. Michalek, J. Bougeret, and R. Howard. 2012. "Erratum: Relation Between Type II Bursts and CMEs Inferred from STEREO Observations." Solar Physics 277 459 [ 10.1007/s11207-011-9918-z]

    Thompson, W. T., J. M. Davila, O. C. St. Cyr, and N. L. Reginald. 2011. "STEREO/SECCHI COR1-A/B Intercalibration at 180° Separation." Solar Physics 272 (1): 215-225 [10.1007/s11207-011-9815-5]

    Liewer, P. C., J. R. Hall, R. A. Howard, et al. E. M. De Jong, W. T. Thompson, and A. Thernisien. 2011. "Stereoscopic Analysis of STEREO/SECCHI Data for CME Trajectory Determination." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 73 (10): 1173-1186 [10.1016/j.jastp.2010.09.004]

    Thompson, W. T., J. B. Gurman, T. A. Kucera, et al. R. A. Howard, A. Vourlidas, J. Wuelser, and D. Pesnell. 2011. "Viewing The Entire Sun With STEREO And SDO." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 1835-

    Thompson, W. T., J. M. Davila, O. C. St Cyr, and N. L. Reginald. 2011. "STEREO SECCHI COR1-A/B Intercalibration at 180° Separation." Solar Physics 272 (1): 215-225 [10.1007/s11207-011-9815-5]

    Thompson, W. T. 2010. "Strong Rotation of an Erupting Quiescent Polar Crown Prominence." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 73 (10): 1138-1147 [10.1016/j.jastp.2010.07.005]

    Thompson, W. T., K. Wei, J. T. Burkepile, J. M. Davila, and O. C. St Cyr. 2010. "Background Subtraction for the SECCHI/COR1 Telescope Aboard STEREO." Solar Physics 262 213-231 [10.1007/s11207-010-9513-8]

    StCyr, O. C., H. Xie, M. L. Mays, et al. J. M. Davila, H. R. Gilbert, S. I. Jones, W. D. Pesnell, N. Gopalswamy, J. B. Gurman, S. Yashiro, J. Wuelser, R. A. Howard, B. J. Thompson, and W. T. Thompson. 2009. "Recent STEREO Observations of Coronal Mass Ejections." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A1491-

    St Cyr, O. C., H. Xie, M. L. Mays, et al. J. M. Davila, H. R. Gilbert, S. I. Jones, W. D. Pesnell, N. Gopalswamy, J. B. Gurman, S. Yashiro, J. Wuelser, R. A. Howard, B. J. Thompson, and W. T. Thompson. 2009. "Recent STEREO Observations of Coronal Mass Ejections." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A1491-

    Gopalswamy, N., S. Yashiro, M. Temmer, et al. J. M. Davila, W. T. Thompson, S. I. Jones, R. T. Mcateer, J. Wuelser, S. L. Freeland, and R. A. Howard. 2009. "EUV Wave Reflection from a Coronal Hole." The Astrophysical Journal 691 (2): L123-L127 [10.1088/0004-637X/691/2/L123]

    Gopalswamy, N., W. Thompson, J. Davila, et al. M. Kaiser, S. Yashiro, P. auml;kelä, G. Michalek, J. Bougeret, and R. Howard. 2009. "Relation Between Type II Bursts and CMEs Inferred from STEREO Observations." Solar Physics 259 227-254 [ 10.1007/s11207-009-9382-1]

    Mierla, M., J. Davila, W. Thompson, et al. B. Inhester, N. Srivastava, M. Kramar, O. C. StCyr, G. Stenborg, and R. A. Howard. 2008. "A Quick Method for Estimating the Propagation Direction of Coronal Mass Ejections Using STEREO-COR1 Images." Solar Physics 252 385-396 [10.1007/s11207-008-9267-8]

    Plunkett, S. P., R. A. Howard, J. D. Moses, et al. A. Vourlidas, D. Socker, J. Newmark, D. Wang, R. Baugh, J. Davila, W. Thompson, O. C. StCyr, J. Lemen, J. P. Wuelser, R. A. Harrison, N. Waltham, C. J. Davis, C. J. Eyles, J. M. Defise, J. P. Halain, V. Bothmer, J. P. Delaboudiniere, F. Auchere, R. Mercier, and M. F. Ravet. 2007. "Stereo Observations Of The Solar Corona Using The Secchi Experiment." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 39 #119.01-

    McAteer, J., J. Davilla, W. Thompson, O. StCyr, and R. O. Milligan. 2007. "Early SECCHI Observations Of CME Initiation And Propagation." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 39 137-

    StCyr, O. C., J. M. Davila, W. Thompson, et al. B. J. Thompson, J. B. Gurman, J. T. Burkepile, and G. deToma. 2007. "Early Results from STEREO SECCHI COR1." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 39 #119.03-

    Luhmann, J., W. Thompson, P. Schroeder, et al. C. O. Lee, C. T. Russell, A. Galvin, R. Howard, M. Kaiser, D. Odstrcil, C. N. Arge, P. Riley, and P. MacNeice. 2006. "Space Weather Studies at the Planets Enabled by the STEREO Mission." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 38 567-

    Ko, Y.-K., J. C. Raymond, S. E. Gibson, et al. D. Alexander, L. Strachan, T. Holzer, H. Gilbert, O. C. StCyr, B. J. Thompson, C. D. Pike, H. E. Mason, J. Burkepile, W. Thompson, and L. Fletcher. 2005. "Multialtitude Observations of a Coronal Jet during the Third Whole Sun Month Campaign." The Astrophysical Journal 623 519-539 [10.1086/428479]

    Mobius, E., M. Bzowski, S. Chalov, et al. H.-J. Fahr, G. Gloeckler, V. Izmodenov, R. Kallenbach, R. Lallement, D. McMullin, H. Noda, M. Oka, A. Pauluhn, J. Raymond, D. Rucinski, R. Skoug, T. Terasawa, W. Thompson, J. Vallerga, R. von Steiger, and M. Witte. 2004. "Synopsis of the interstellar He parameters from combined neutral gas, pickup ion and UV scattering observations and related consequences." Astronomy and Astrophysics 426 897-907 [10.1051/0004-6361:20035834]

    Ko, Y.-K., J. C. Raymond, S. E. Gibson, et al. D. Alexander, L. Strachan, T. Holzer, H. Gilbert, O. C. StCyr, B. J. Thompson, C. D. Pike, J. Burkepile, W. Thompson, and L. Fletcher. 2004. "Multi-Altitude Observations of a Coronal Jet." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 36 759-

    Brekke, P., W. Thompson, J. Pap, and D. McMullin. 2002. "EUV irradiance measurements from SOHO during Cycle 23." 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 34 -

    Fludra, A., J. Ireland, G. Del Zanna, and W. T. Thompson. 2002. "The solar corona in cycle 23." Advances in Space Research 29 361-372 [10.1016/S0273-1177(01)00598-1]

    Regnier, S., K. Bocchialini, J.-C. Vial, J.-P. Delaboudiniere, and W. Thompson. 1998. "Analyse statistique de points brillants solaires observés par le satellite SOHO." Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences - Series IIB - Mechanics-Physics-Chemistry-Astronomy 326 (3): 211-218 [10.1016/S1251-8069(99)89010-1]

    Thompson, W., and R. Yurow. 1994. "Searching the SOHO online catalogs." Solar Dynamic Phenomena and Solar Wind Consequences; the Third SOHO Workshop 373 429-

    Brosius, J. W., J. M. Davila, H. H. Jones, et al. W. T. Thompson, R. J. Thomas, G. D. Holman, S. H. White, N. Gopalswamy, and M. Kundu. 1993. "Analysis of EUV, Microwave and Magnetic Field Observations of Solar Plage." IAU Colloq 141: The Magnetic and Velocity Fields of Solar Active Regions 46 291- 294

    Brosius, J., J. Davila, W. Thompson, et al. R. Thomas, G. Holman, N. Gopalswamy, S. White, M. Kundu, and H. Jones. 1993. "Simultaneous observations of solar plage with the solar extreme ultraviolet rocket telescope and spectrograph (SERTS), the VLA, and the Kitt Peak magnetograph." The Astrophysical Journal 411 410-417 [10.1086/172843]

    Thompson, W. 1986. "Searching the UVSP (Ultraviolet Spectrometer and Polarimeter) database, and a list of experiments showing massmotions." NASA Conference Publication 2442 191-196

    Thompson, W. 1986. "Searching the UVSP (Ultraviolet Spectrometer and Polarimeter) database, and a list of experiments showing massmotions." NASA Conference Publication 2442 191-196

    Thompson, W., D. Vanblerkom, and W. M. Irvine. 1984. "A model containing blobs for the A ring of Saturn." Planetary Rings 93-98

    Thompson, W., K. Lumme, W. M. Irvine, W. A. Baum, and L. W. Esposito. 1980. "Saturn's Rings : Azimuthal Variations, Phase Curves, and Radial Profile Observed at Three Tilt Angles." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 12 699-

    Thompson, W., K. Lumme, W. M. Irvine, W. A. Baum, and L. W. Esposito. 1980. "Saturn's Rings : Azimuthal Variations, Phase Curves, and Radial Profile Observed at Three Tilt Angles." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 12 699-

    Lumme, K., W. Thompson, W. M. Irvine, et al. L. Esposito, W. A. Baum, and L. J. Martin. 1979. "International Planetary Patrol Observations of Saturn's Rings." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 11 556-

    Lumme, K., W. Thompson, W. M. Irvine, et al. L. Esposito, W. A. Baum, and L. J. Martin. 1979. "International Planetary Patrol Observations of Saturn's Rings." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 11 556-

    Non-Refereed

    Thompson, W. T., M. L. Kaiser, T. A. Kucera, et al. J. M. Davila, J. A. Hourclé, and P. Schroeder. 2005. "STEREO's Interactions With the Virtual Solar and Heliospheric Observatories." AGU Spring Meeting Abstracts 6-

    Thompson, W. T., M. Kaiser, and T. A. Kucera. 2004. "The STEREO Science Center." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 36 799-

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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