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ISSN : 1225-1534(Print)
ISSN : 2287-6936(Online)
Publications of the Korean Astronomical Society Vol.36 No.2 pp.37-45
DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.5303/PKAS.2021.36.2.037

ANALYSIS OF SOLAR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES PUBLISHED IN NORTH KOREAN JOURNALS

SUJIN KIM, HONG-JIN YANG, JONG-KYUN CHUNG, INSUNG YIM
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon 34055, Korea

Abstract

We have analyzed 42 research papers regarding on the solar astronomy written by North Korea scientists to investigate the current status of astronomical activities in North Korea. The papers are surveyed from the ‘Bulletin of Astronomy’, the ‘Physics’, the ‘Bulletin of Academy of Science’, and the ‘Natural Science’ in North Korea, and SCI journals. In addition, we refer to the presentation material announced in the 2015 IAU by director of Pyongyang Astronomical Observatory (PAO) and the 2013 OAD/IAU reports. We have analyzed the papers statistically according to three criteria such as research subject, research field, and research members. The main research subjects are the sunspot (28%), observation system (21%), and space environments (19%). The research fields are distributed with data analysis (50%), numerical method (29%), and instrument development (21%). There have been 25 and 9 researchers in the solar astronomy and space environment, respectively since 1995. North Korea’s solar research activities were also investigated in three area: instrument, solar physics, and international research linkage. PAO has operated two of sunspot telescope and solar horizontal telescope for spectroscopy and polarimetry, but there is no specific information on solar radio telescopes. North Korea has cooperated in solar research with Europe and China. We expect that the results of this study will be used as useful resource in supporting astronomical cooperation between South and North Korea in the future.

북한 학술지에 실린 태양 연구 활동 분석

김수진, 양홍진, 정종균, 임인성
한국천문연구원

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    Frequency : Three times a year
    Doi Prefix : 10.5303/PKAS.
    Year of Launching : 1984
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