ISWI Newsletter - Vol.8 No.11
04 June 2016

Dear ISWI Participant:

I will be attending 2016 COPUOS in Vienna next week. If you are there, wave your hand; I hope we can chat over a cup of coffee.

George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

[1] Summary of "2016 SARA Western Conference" (read it)

[2] Geomagnetic Activity during Alaska's 2015 Autumn (read it)

[1] Summary of 2016 SARA Western Conference, 11-13 March, Prescott, Arizona USA by Julian Jove

The 2016 SARA Western Conference was held on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus a few miles outside of Prescott, Arizona USA over the weekend of 11-13 March.

Ray Fobes was our host and he, Dave Westman, Keith Payea, and Lorraine Rumley worked hard to setup and manage the event. We had 33Ī attendees and speakers at this year's conference, including many familiar members and several new members from the local Yavapai Amateur Radio Club.

The conference agenda included a tour on Friday afternoon of the ERAU Radio Observatory, built under Ray Fobes' supervision, and presentations by SARA members and outside speakers on Saturday and Sunday.

The weather was very sunny and pleasant.

(Sent in by Whitham D. Reeve)

For complete summary see: link to document

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[2] Whitham D. Reeve Geomagnetic Activity during Alaska's 2015 Autumn,

Abstract:

The solar wind and all disturbances within it, including coronal hole high-speed streams, corotating interaction regions, solar sector boundaries, coronal mass ejections and other transient magnetic phenomena, constitute space weather. There also are other Sun-caused events and phenomena in the solar wind that do not fit into these neat categories. Because the Sunís magnetic field is embedded in the solar wind, space weather disturbances can strongly affect Earth's magnetosphere. The autumn in Alaska saw considerable geomagnetic activity caused by these phenomena.

Download this paper from here: link to document

(Sent in by Whitham D. Reeve)

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Attachments:

(1) Summary of 2016 SARA Western Conference, 11-13 March, Prescott, Arizona USA 1 679 KB pdf, 9 pages (click link to document)

(2) Whitham D. Reeve Geomagnetic Activity during Alaska's 2015 Autumn, 9 630 KB pdf, 37 pages link to document

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