ISWI Events meetings on the subject of ISWI in 2010 year

SCOSTEP Symposium STP 12
12-16 July 2010 in Berlin, Germany

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Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the SCOSTEP Bureau it is the great pleasure of the local organizing committee (LOC) to invite you to the STP12 symposium, which will take place in Berlin from July 12-16, 2010. After many years this quadrennial meeting will be held again in Germany. We are proud to host this important assembly and will do our very best to create ideal conditions.

Welcome to Berlin !
Franz-Josef Lubken
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

STP-12 will be held in the week prior to the COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Bremen.

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Scientific Program

This is the twelfth in the series of Solar-Terrestrial Physics Symposia organized by SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics). They are held on an approximately quadrennial basis. The main goal of SCOSTEP is to organize scientific programs in the solar-terrestrial environment. The current program is Climate and Weather in the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES), which has the overall goals of fostering a scientific approach to understanding the short term (Space Weather) and long term (Space Climate) variability of the integrated solar-terrestrial environment, and for its societal applications and CAWSES-II: Toward Solar Maximum runs from 2009 to 2013.

The main thrust of CAWSES is to treat the entire solar-terrestrial domain as one system, rather than treating each region independently. CAWSES-I covered the descending phase of the solar cycle from 2004 to 2008, whereas CAWSES-II covers the rising phase of the solar cycle.

The following scientific sessions of STP12 are grouped according to the major themes of CAWSES:

  1. Solar influences on climate
    1. Solar physics, variability, heliosphere
    2. What are the solar influences on Earth's climate?
    3. The role of mesospheric clouds in climate research
  2. Space weather: science and impacts
    1. CME-ICME connection
    2. Shock formation in the solar atmosphere
    3. Solar wind and magnetosphere interface
    4. Substorm variability
  3. Atmospheric coupling processes
    1. What is the geospace response to variable inputs from the lower atmosphere?
    2. Coupling by transport of photochemically active species
    3. The role of dynamic waves for coupling
  4. Space climatology
    1. How will geospace (MLT, ionosphere, magnetosphere) respond to an altered climate ?
    2. How does short-term solar variability effect the geospace environment?

STP-12 provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the scientific accomplishments of the CAWSES programs. It will allow the community to present on the many outcomes from CAWSES-I as well as discuss initial results from CAWSES-II. Each morning the symposium will offer tutorial lectures/keynotes that will be of interest to all participants and will provide more specific sessions in the afternoon. All those who are involved and/or interested in CAWSES are welcomed to Berlin.

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