The 30 cm solar radio flux: a new proxy for upper atmosphere specification, by Thierry Dudok de Wit and Sean Bruinsma: cesra.net/?p=1423
UKSP nuggets are monthly short articles highlighting solar physics research in the UK: www.uksolphys.org/uksp-nuggets/
80. Large Scale Coronal Structures Imaged During the 2012/2013 Total Solar Eclipses by Nathalia Alzate, Huw Morgan (Aberystwyth University), Shadia R. Habbal (IfA, Hawai’i), Miloslav Druckmüller (Brno UT), Constantinos Emmanouilidis (K@stro Obs)
The imprints of dynamical events in the 2012 and 2013 total solar eclipses www.uksolphys.org/?p=13114
79. Flare Forecasting at the Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre by Sophie Murray (TCD), Suzy Bingham, Mike Sharpe, and David Jackson (Met Office)
Space weather predictions are better with a human touch www.uksolphys.org/?p=12998
78. Tracking flare chromospheric ionisation in the infrared by Paulo Simões, Lyndsay Fletcher, Hugh Hudson (Glasgow), Graham Kerr (NASA GSFC), Guigue Giménez de Castro (Mackenzie), Matt Penn (NSO)
Observations and simulations together show how the infrared continuum tells us about a basic physical process in flares www.uksolphys.org/?p=12993
The DPD team of the Debrecen Heliophysical Observatory announces that the final version of Debrecen Photoheliographic Data for the years 2014 and 2002 has been published recently. Although the preliminary version of these datasets published earlier had undergone some quality control but some further systematic checks and improvements had to be applied to present this final version of the data. These are probably the last volumes of DPD that have been published after this type of final check because the revision of the preliminary data within the DPD project has not been supported any longer according to the recent decision of the director of our institute. Any improvements of the old data in DPD or production of any additional data can only be expected in the frame of future research projects of Tünde Baranyi. If you have any requests, comments, questions, or suggestions on the Debrecen solar databases, please mail to baranyi.tunde[at]science.unideb.hu. The DPD team continues publishing of the latest sunspot data based on the space-borne SDO/HMI data and based on the observations of the cooperating ground-based observatories until it is possible. The summary table of the Debrecen solar databases can be found at fenyi.solarobs.csfk.mta.hu/en/databases/Summary/
The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year.
The aim of these fellowships is to provide young scientists, holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing space science research in fields related to the ESA Science Programmes.
Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and fundamental physics. The fellowships have a duration of two years, with the possible extension to three years, and are tenable at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands, or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid, Spain.
Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin in the fall of 2018. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. Candidates not holding a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence of receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.
ESA fellows are enrolled in ESA’s Social Security Scheme, which covers medical expenses. A monthly deduction covers these short-term and long-term risks.
The deadline for applications is 2 October 2017.
More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space Science, on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application form can retrieved from cosmos.esa.int/fellowship
Questions on the scientific aspects of the ESA Fellowship in Space Science not answered in the above pages can be sent by e-mail to the fellowship coordinators, Dr. Oliver Jennrich or Dr. Bruno Altieri at the address firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcing an opportunity to submit an abstract to a special session at the AGU Fall Meeting this December.
SH003. Solar Cycle 24 Prediction Retrospective
Long-range predictions of solar activity are essential to our space weather forecast capability. In order to improve predictions it is important to understand why past predictions succeeded or failed. Solar Cycle 24 was a below-average cycle. There were peaks in the sunspot number in the Northern hemisphere in 2011 and in the Southern in 2014. Predictions of the amplitude of Solar Cycle 24 had values ranging from zero to unprecedentedly high levels of solar activity. With the rapid increase in the quality of solar data and the capability of numerical models, we are improving our ability to forecast the amplitude of the next sunspot cycle. Some questions this session would address include: How did predictions of Solar Cycle 24 compare with the actual cycle? How do recent advances constrain future predictions? Papers addressing the success and failure of predictions of Solar Cycle 24 are solicited for this special session.
Follow this link to submit an abstract to this session agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/sa/papers/index.cgi?sessionid=25018
The Early Abstracts Submission deadline is 26 July, 2017, and the Regular Abstracts Submission deadline is 2 August, 2017.
Please join us in New Orleans for a discussion on how to more accurately predict the next solar cycle.
The Conveners of SH03:
William Dean Pesnell, NASA / GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Douglas Alan Biesecker, NOAA Boulder, SWPC, Boulder, CO, United States
Lisa Upton, Space Systems Research Corporation, Alexandria, VA, United States
We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to our session at the AGU in New Orleans, Dec 11 – 15 2017. The abstract deadline is 2-Aug-2017 11:59 EDT.
SH006: Mass and Energy Transfer Between the Solar Photosphere and Corona
The transport and deposition of non-thermal energy from the photosphere through the chromosphere into the corona drives the dynamics and energetics of the low solar atmosphere and holds the key to chromospheric and coronal heating and solar wind acceleration. Our view of these processes is rapidly changing with the advent of high resolution imaging and spectroscopy covering a wide range of temperatures from photosphere to corona, coupled with advanced numerical simulations. These results highlight the critical role played by the chromosphere in mediating non-thermal energy. This session is focused on new views of the mass and energy transfer between the photosphere and corona, with a particular focus on the chromosphere, and welcomes contributions using recent observations with space-based assets like IRIS, SDO and Hinode, ground-based telescopes (e.g. ALMA), and/or numerical simulations of the coupled solar atmosphere.
Bart De Pontieu & Scott McIntosh
We cordially invite you to submit an abstract to our AGU Fall Meeting session SH007—Advances in Data-Constrained Modeling of the Solar Magnetic Field. The session information is as follows.
Routine observations of the solar photospheric magnetic field provide important clues to both the dynamo processes in the interior and the eruption processes in the corona. These observations have been used, either directly or as a template, to model the genesis and re-organization of surface magnetic field, the coronal magnetic energy storage and release during flares, and the launch and propagation of CMEs in the heliosphere. This session focuses on the recent progresses and future prospects of these data constrained modeling of the solar magnetic field. For example, how has the data-assimilation approach in surface flux transport models influenced our prediction of the solar cycle strength? How can we incorporate a sequence of vector magnetograms in MHD models and self-consistently generate eruptions? What new observational and numerical capabilities are useful for validating and improving the existing models? What new physics will we learn from these improved models?
Conveners: Xudong Sun (Stanford); Maria Kazachenko (UC Berkeley); Mark Linton (NRL)
We are excited to bring you this session on Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter! With launch of Parker Solar Probe less than a year away (July 2018), we encourage the community to submit abstracts with predictions for what discoveries that we as a scientific community will make in the inner heliosphere and how these measurements will work with other observational platforms.
Understanding coronal heating and solar wind acceleration, unveiling the mechanisms of coronal mass ejections and energetic particle acceleration, linking the magnetic field evolution from the solar interior to its consequences in terms of solar variability and space weather are at the core of heliophysics exploration in the next decade with the Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter. While each mission will achieve its own important science objectives, taken together they will be capable of doing simultaneous and synergized observations to best address these questions. This session focuses on opportunities and capabilities for coordinated science studies with advanced instrumentation on multiple spacecraft, assets at Earth and beyond, and sophisticated modeling of basic plasma physical processes on multiple scales that will be key to understand the dynamics of the solar atmosphere from the base of the corona into the inner heliosphere, the origins of the solar wind and its evolution from the sun.
SH011: Solar Radiative Variability: From Minutes to Millennia. The Sun’s Influence on the Earth’s Space Environment, Atmosphere, and Climate
Variability of the incoming solar irradiance and its effects on the terrestrial environment and climate have received wide attention in recent years. There is a continuous effort to reduce measurement uncertainties of the total and spectral solar irradiances. Physical and empirical modelling have also made considerable progress in reconstructing accurate and reliable records. At the same time, numerical models and observations have been extensively used to characterize the influence of solar irradiance variability on Earth’s atmosphere and climate. This session invites abstracts on measurements and models of solar spectral and total irradiance on all time scales, as well as abstracts on the response of the surface, atmosphere and the heliosphere to solar radiative forcing. Abstracts focused on comparisons of surface and atmospheric effects to different solar irradiance datasets are particularly welcome.
Martin A Snow, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Odele Coddington, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States,
Natalie Krivova, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany and
William Ball, PMOD WRC Physical Meteorological Observatory Davos and World Radiation Center, Davos Dorf, Switzerland
We ask for contributed abstracts to our co-convened SH (Solar and Heliospheric Physics) and SM (Magnetospheric Physics) Space Weather Forecasting: Science, Operations, Future Missions, Missing Information, and the Economic Case session at the upcoming Fall AGU in New Orleans, 11 – 15 December 2017 (fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/). The abstract-submission deadline is 02 August 2017 at 11:59 P.M. EDT / 03 August 2017 at 03:59UT. However, if you submit early (before 26 July 2017 11:59 P.M. EDT/27 July 2017 03:59UT), you will be entered into a free prize draw for a VIP Package (see: fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/abstract-submissions/).
Full session details are below. To submit, the first author must be the submitting author and must be an AGU member (by early July 2017). First authors are allowed to submit one contributed abstract, or one contributed abstract and one invited abstract, or two invited abstracts to the science sessions.
To submit your abstract, please go here: agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session23441
Please note that this session is being organized as one of the alternate-format sessions and the details will be given in the next announcement; please see: fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/alternate-session-formats/ for further AGU details on the alternate format sessions. Invited abstracts and panelists to be announced in due course.
This is a follow-on from last-years very-successful session which attracted 69 abstracts covered over three dedicated oral sessions, one of which was a panel session, as well as a full and active poster session.
Best wishes, and thanks,
Mario (on behalf of all the SH012 Conveners).
Session ID#: 23441
Society is ever-more reliant on energy supplies and technologies proving increasingly susceptible to everyday and extreme space weather (SW) (power grids, GNSS-positioning/timing, aviation/maritime/rail, communications, etc.). The present solar cycle’s SW has proven to be, perhaps surprisingly, mostly driven by solar-wind structures rather than CME events.
Following the highly-successful sessions at Fall-AGUs-2015/2016, this intends to follow-up and further expand/continue the assessment of state-of-the-art global SW forecasting capabilities and establish where additional-services/improvements are necessary to advance our SW forecast/prediction capabilities with a focus on Lagrange missions.
We solicit contributions of: provisions/justifications of suitable observations/measurements; model developments to utilize future missions’ data; ongoing developments in SW forecasting; science from SW operational missions (SWFO/ESA-UK-L5/GOES/DSCOVR/etc.); and identifications of data/model gaps. We also encourage submissions that quantify the economics of SW. It is time to review the economic assessments status and identify the paths forward to further-improve the societal-economic case for SW research and operations.
Primary Convener: Mario Mark Bisi, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, RAL Space, Harwell Campus, Didcot, United Kingdom.
Co-Conveners: Antti A Pulkkinen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States; Edward J. Oughton, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, Cambridge, United Kingdom; and David F Webb, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, United States.
SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics (SH), and SPA-Magnetospheric Physics (SM)
NH - Natural Hazards
P - Planetary Sciences
PA - Public Affairs
SA - SPA-Aeronomy
4305 - Natural Hazards: Space Weather
7594 - Solar Physics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy: Instruments and techniques
7924 - Space Weather: Forecasting
7999 - Space Weather: General or miscellaneous
We invite you to submit an abstract to the Fall AGU Session SH025:
“Waves, Turbulence, and Dissipation in Solar and Heliospheric Plasma Structures” to be held in New Orleans, December 11 – 15, 2017, see agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session26221
Abstract deadline is 2 August 2017 @ 23:59 EDT.
Session ID#: 26221
Remote-sensing and in-situ observations of solar coronal and heliospheric plasma provide ample evidence of waves and dissipation in MHD and kinetic regimes in turbulent solar and heliospheric plasma. The waves are detected in a wide range of scales, from global coronal waves, to kinetic scales in the magnetized inhomogeneous plasma structures. Evidence for turbulence and cascade is found from fluid to kinetic dissipation regimes. Laboratory experiments provide an important platform to study these waves in the various regimes in laminar and turbulent plasma, providing input for plasma wave theory development. Numerical models of the MHD and plasma kinetic waves and turbulence provide the critical connections between the observations, laboratory experiment, and theory. The goal of the session is to bridge the gaps between observers, experimentalist, and modelers of waves, turbulence and dissipation processes in solar and heliospheric plasma. Contributions based on recent observations and modeling results are especially welcome.
Primary Convener: Leon Ofman, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Convener: Shreekrishna Tripathi, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
The abstract submission site is now open at agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session22854 The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, 2 August 23:59 EDT.
Approaches for deriving new science from data holdings of NASA’s science missions are evolving to employ new computational resources, techniques and architectures common to big data problem sets in other fields. Current NASA missions, such as the Solar Dynamics Observatory can generate hundreds of terabytes of data annually while models supporting and employing Earth or planetary observations can produce petascale datasets. The result is that NASA science mission data sets are now so large, streaming so fast, and characterized by such complexity that traditional data processing and analysis methods are inadequate. This session includes examples of novel approaches for satisfying NASA’s growing “big data” needs with new methods, technologies and processing models. Papers in this session will describe applications of big data technologies, cloud computing, data analytics, modeling workflows, and data discovery to current or anticipated NASA science missions.
Convener: Neal E Hurlburt, Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA, United States:
Charles P Holmes, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States and James L Kinter, George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States; Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, Fairfax, VA, United States
We invite contributions from scientist, citizen scientists, educators, and eclipse photography volunteers/enthusiasts to the session (ID#: 26865) “Crowdsourcing and the Great American Eclipse of 2017: A new approach for integrating research, technology and education” at the Fall AGU in New Orleans, 11 – 15 December 2017. Details on the session follow.
Abstracts from all members of the scientific community, citizen scientists, educators, and eclipse photography volunteers/enthusiasts are requested. This session welcomes abstracts specifically describing crowdsourcing of observations and analysis of data from the eclipse; social and educational impact for the communities within the shadow of the eclipse; scientific observations and analysis of the eclipse and related dynamic coronal phenomena; atmospheric and ionospheric observations and analysis; and computational efforts for the analysis of eclipse-related data.
Important note: Education is exempt from the single-first-author rule, so submitters can submit a second abstract in another session.
We would like to remind you that the abstract submission deadlines are:
Early Abstract Submission Deadline: 26 July, 11:59 P.M. ET
Final Abstract Submission Deadline: 2 August, 11:59 P.M. ET Abstracts can be submitted using the following link: agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session26865
Juan Carlos Martinez Oliveros, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA, United States, Laura M Peticolas, Multiverse, SSL, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, Martin Storksdieck, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, Calvin Johnson, Making & Science, Google, Mountain View, CA, United States.
Fourth UK–Ukraine–Spain Meeting on Solar Physics and Space Science (UKUS)
Monday 28th August – Friday 1st September 2017
Registration deadline – 15 July 2017
Abstract submission deadline – 20 July 2017
The meeting will cover a broad range of aspects of solar physics, space science and solar-terrestrial relations. We aim to include every side of solar and space research, including observations, theory, and numerical modelling. The main idea behind the meeting is to treat the entire solar-terrestrial domain as one system, rather than each region independently.
The participants of the UKUS usually come from different backgrounds, therefore the meeting will be divided into a number of different topics highlighting a number of areas of expertise.
The most of the oral presentations will be scheduled in the morning sessions, followed by dedicated discussion meetings in the groups relating to the workshop objectives in the afternoon session. For the morning presentations, we foresee one-two invited speaker per topic, who should introduce their expertise to the participants. Contributed talks will be scheduled after the invited lecture. The afternoons are foreseen to have a more open character.
Our aim is to develop new collaborative projects leading to publications and grant applications. Enough discussion time will also be scheduled, to ensure sufficient interaction between the scientists, and allow for the generation of ideas for collaboration.
– Dynamic processes in the Earth ionosphere
– MHD waves – coupling between lower solar atmosphere and corona (observations, theory, numerics)
– Solar energetic processes: dynamics of a small and large scale eruptive events
– Multi-scale plasma waves in the Sun-Earth system
Venue: Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Dates: Monday 12 – Friday 16 February 2018
“Dynamic Sun” is a newly proposed conference series, which will provide a highly visible platform to the observers, theoreticians, numerical modellers and instrumentation experts in the field of solar physics and space science to discuss cutting edge scientific challenges. The first Dynamic Sun meeting, which focused on MHD wave phenomena in the solar atmosphere, took place in 2016 in Varanasi, India and was highly successful with more than 120 participants (ssg.group.shef.ac.uk/Conferences/India_2016/index.html).
The Dynamic Sun II meeting will follow up the success of the first and also an additional requested session devoted to the Sun driving magnetospheric dynamics will be added. As well as this new magnetospheric session, the focus of the Dynamic Sun II meeting will be to discuss in detail the recent achievements in understanding photospheric, chromospheric and coronal dynamics, energy transport between the lower and upper layers of solar interior and the solar atmosphere, dynamical processes in the confined solar transients. Special attention will be paid to the key results and goals of the current and proposed space and ground-based instruments. These topics are also aligned with the long-term goals of current and proposed space/solar missions. This meeting will be also useful for future scientific data interpretation from forthcoming new generation ground-based instruments, e.g., the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST, USA), European Solar Telescope (EST, Europe), new Indian facilities (MAST, upcoming 2m-NLST, Aditya-I) and more recently CHROMIS (located alongside CRISP at the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope) which will be able to significantly advance scientific understanding of our solar-terrestrial environment.
We warmly welcome participation of internationally recognised experts in the field of solar physics, early career researchers and PhD students. We anticipate that Dynamic Sun II conference will help to establish a long-term relationships between research groups.
Conference website star-lab.group.shef.ac.uk/Conferences/Cambodia_2018/index.html
Registration and accommodation deadline: 15th December 2017
Abstract submission deadline: 15th January 2018
S. Shelyag, E. Scullion, V. Fedun, G. Verth and A.K. Srivastava (on behalf of SOC)
As was previously announced, the European Solar Physics Meeting (ESPM-15) will take place in Budapest (Hungary) between 4-8 September 2017. For sessions, invited speakers, registration, programme see the conference website at astro.elte.hu/ESPM-15/
This is a reminder that the deadline for Early Bird registration and abstract submission is Monday, 3rd of July 2017.
This is the second announcement of the conference “Our mysterious Sun: magnetic coupling between solar interior and atmosphere”, which will be held in Tbilisi (Georgia) during September 25 – 29, 2017.
Recent high resolution observations and numerical simulations clearly show that the solar interior and different layers of the atmosphere are interconnected via magnetic field, which leads to complex processes of energy transport and dissipation. The complete understanding of those processes needs to increase the observational and theoretical efforts to study the fundamental problems of magnetized plasmas. The conference “Our mysterious Sun: magnetic coupling between solar interior and atmosphere will be held in Tbilisi (Georgia) during September 25-29, 2017.
The conference aims at discussing current achievements and future perspectives of magnetic connection between solar interior, photosphere, chromosphere, corona and solar wind. Latest developments in preparation of upcoming solar missions (solar probe, solar orbiter) and ground based telescopes (DKIST, EST) as well as in large-scale numerical simulations will be also discussed. Theoreticians and observers, experienced and young scientists are encouraged to attend.
Scientific organizing committee
Roberto Bruno (INAF, Italy)
Mats Carlsson (University of Oslo, Norway)
Arnold Hanslmeier (University of Graz, Austria)
Laurent Gizon (MPI für Sonnensystemforschung, Germany)
Mihalis Mathioudakis (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)
Scott McIntosh (HAO, NCAR, USA)
Kris Murawski (UMCS, Poland)
Valery Nakariakov (University of Warwick)
Leon Ofman (CUA and NASA GSFC, USA)
Ramon Oliver (University of Balearic Islands, Spain)
Stefaan Poedts (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Teimuraz Zaqarashvili (Ilia State University, Georgia and University of Graz, Austria, Chair)
Local organizing committee
Teimuraz Zaqarashvili (Chair)
Session I: Future space missions (Solar Orbiter, Solar probe) and ground-based telescopes (DKIST, EST)
Session II: Solar dynamo, activity variations and magnetic coupling of interior and atmosphere
Session III: Convection and helioseismology
Session IV: Photospheric magnetism
Session V: Chromospheric structure and dynamics
Session VI: Magnetic coupling in the solar atmosphere
Session VII: Solar corona
Session VIII: Solar wind
Session IX: Solar flares, CMEs and space weather
Confirmed invited reviewers
Manolo Collados (IAC, Spain)
Mausumi Dikpati (HAO, NCAR, USA)
Holly Gilbert (NASA GSFC, USA)
Mark Miesch (HAO, NCAR, USA)
Bart De Pontieu (LMSAL, USA)
Jaime de la Cruz Rodriguez (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Sami Solanki (MPS, Germany)
Francesca Zuccarello (University of Catania, Italy)
Terry Kucera (NASA GSFC, USA)
Javier Trujillo Bueno (IAC, Spain)
Rui Pinto (Université de Toulouse, France)
Registration and abstract Submission
Deadline of abstract submission is extended to July 31.
Please, register and submit abstracts at: solar-conference.iliauni.edu.ge/registration-and-abstract-submission/
Registration fee is 200 Euro (till June 30, it is increased to 230 Euro for later payments). It includes conference dinner, excursion and visit wine cellar.
Please, pay By BANK TRANSFER to the following account (please, send scanned transfer confirmation to email@example.com):
NATIONAL BANK OF GEORGIA, TBILISI
SWIFT CODE: BNLNGE22
Beneficiary: LEPL Ilia State University / 204861970 IBAN: GE65NB0331100001150207.
The registration fee can be also paid on the first day of conference (September 25) at registration desks in Georgian Lari (1 USD=2.4 GEL)
The conference will take place in the conference hall of “Tiflispalace” hotel (tiflispalace.ge/english/home). Tiflis Palace has an ideal location (Vakhtang Gorgasali St. 3, Tbilisi 0105, Georgia) in the heart of Old City Centre, the legendary place of city’s foundation. Considering the advantages of such location, hotel Tiflis Palace is in an immediate proximity with the most popular tourist attractions, and the widest choice of restaurants, cafes and art galleries, museums and parks. Surrounded by the most important historical and cultural heritages like: the Narikala Fortress, the Metekhi Church and the famous Sulphure Baths, old style Georgian Houses, hotel features the most beautiful and stunning, unforgettable panoramic views.
The conference hotel has not many free places during the conference time. We recommend several hotels, but there are many other very good hotels nearby. September is highly touristic time in Georgia, therefore we strongly recommend to book a hotel as early as possible. Our recommendations are:
Mercure Tbilisi Old town (www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-9417-mercure-tbilisi-old-town/index.shtml)
Citadel Narikala Hotel (www.hotel-citadel.ge/index.php?lang=2)
Old Tiflis Hotel (hoteloldtbilisi.ge)
Kopala Rikhe Hotel (kopala.ge/en/accomodation/kopala-rikhe/)
Old Metekhi Hotel (www.ometekhi.com/en/)
Kisi hotel (kisihotel.com.ge/)
Aivani Old Tbilisi (hotelaivani.ge/)
Georgia is easily accessible by flights. There are several international airports in Georgia (Tbilisi, Kutaisi) which are connected to many European cities with direct flights including London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Prague, Barcelona, Munich, Warsaw, Athens and also Istanbul, Kiev, Moscow, St Petersburg, Riga etc.
The social programme includes an excursion to old capital of Georgia - Mtskheta (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mtskheta), a visit wine cellar Mukhrani near Tbilisi (chateaumukhrani.com/en/home), and conference dinner.
For more information visit our website: solar-conference.iliauni.edu.ge
Please send your inquiries or comments to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to seeing you in Tbilisi.
(on behalf of the SOC and the LOC)
It is with great pleasure that we announce that registration and bookings are now open for our workshop entitled “Into the Red Dragon’s Lair: Four-in-One Workshop Tackling Outstanding Problems in Heliophysics and Space Weather” – we expect around 40 participants to take part in this workshop which will be held at The Clayton Hotel, Cardiff, Wales (UK) 03 – 08 December 2017. This immediately follows the European Space Weather Week (ESWW) in Belgium and precedes the Fall AGU in the USA.
Full details and deadlines can be found on the workshop website here: www.ukssdc.ac.uk/meetings/IntoTheRedDragonsLair/
Our Workshop encompasses four main themes:
- The “Fourth Remote-Sensing of the Inner Heliosphere Workshop”;
- “Where are we on Bz?” (a SEREN follow-on);
- “Novel Ionospheric Studies with Advanced Observing Techniques”; and
- The “11th LOFAR Solar Physics and Space Weather Key Science Project”.
(The combined workshop also incorporates the MWA SHI and future potential SKA SHI SWG science.)
The workshop aims to gather experts from the various fields of remote-sensing observations of the inner heliosphere, including EUV, white-/visible-light, and radio observations, together with modellers, in order to tackle key outstanding heliophysics issues. The science learned from remote-sensing observations is critical to improving our capabilities of space-weather forecasting as well as having an impact on the fundamental physics behind how the Sun creates and drives the heliosphere. It is also intended to establish closer working relations and devise the best ways our group can move the field forward as a whole, tapping into observational capabilities that can be used to aid the upcoming Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe Communities, as well as Space Weather science and forecasting enhancements in general. The workshop also aims to look at ways in which we can more easily and efficiently share and access the various types of data between individual groups and across the different techniques.
The workshop will have a small registration fee (£120 early/£150 late – this includes the lunches, refreshments, welcome reception, workshop dinner, and excursion – but NOT accommodation) and a strong Welsh theme (including the refreshments, food, and excursion).
We look forward to welcoming you to Cardiff!
Mario (SOC and LOC Chair, on behalf of the SOC and LOC).
Science Organising Committee (SOC):
Mario M. Bisi (STFC RAL Space, UK) (Chair)
Michael (Mike) A. Hapgood (STFC RAL Space, UK)
Richard A. Fallows (ASTRON, NL)
Kent Miller (EOARD, UK/AFRL, USA)
Bernard (Bernie) V. Jackson (UCSD, US)
David (Dave) F. Webb (BC, US)
Biagio Forte (University of Bath, UK)
Alexander (Alec) MacKinnon (University of Glasgow, UK)
Gottfried Mann (AIP, DE)
Local Organising Committee (LOC):
Mario M. Bisi (STFC RAL Space, UK) (Chair)
Catherine A. Baker (Baker-Bisi Executive Assistance, UK)
Annabel Cartwright (Cardiff University, UK)
Early this year, we held a very successful working meeting in Oulu, Finland on “Use of Vector Synoptic Maps for Modeling” (program and presentations could be found here www.nso.edu/node/1510).
We now plan organizing a follow-up meeting (Second working meeting on Use of Vector Synoptic Maps for Modeling). This meeting will be held during week of 6-10 November 2017 at the National Solar Observatory (NSO) in Boulder, Colorado (USA).
The main purpose of this meeting is to continue the discussion of utility of synoptic maps of vector magnetic field in research and operational space weather forecast between the “data providers” (observers) and “data users” (modelers). Synoptic maps of vector magnetic field are now routinely produced using data from two instruments: VSM/SOLIS and HMI/SDO. While there are some early attempts to use these maps for modeling, there are also many open questions about how exactly to incorporate vector field boundary conditions into existing models, how to deal with polar regions, how much these data improve the modeling outcome as compared with traditional maps, etc. Unlike traditional workshops, this meeting will have a very limited time set aside for formal presentations. Most of the program will follow the format of “working in small groups”, when participants will identify some issues and look at their effect/resolution right away (while everybody is still on site). Following this format, one day would be spent on formal presentations and discussion of open questions/potential issues, two days on working closely in small groups exploring the open questions via modeling/data analysis, and the last day would include summary discussion.
NSO will host this meeting, but there will be no travel/local support provided, except for a meeting room and refreshments. Naturally, there will be no conference registration fee. Further information relevant to this meeting will be posted at www.nso.edu/node/1567
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