ISWI Newsletter - Vol.6 No.017
04 February 2014

Dear ISWI Participant:

On behalf of the organizers of this AOGS meeting, which takes place in Sapporo this summer, (AOGS 11th Annual Meeting, 28 Jul to 01 Aug, 2014, Sapporo, Japan) I invite you to consider participating in this meeting by submitting before Feb. 11, 2014, an abstract to one of the sessions.

In particular, please consider Session ST06 (Solar activity, Space Weather and Space Climate)-- which covers solar activity, space weather, and space climate. Below is the description for this session. (I make this suggestion because I am one of the co-conveners of this session; the convener is Dr. Katya Georgieva of the Bulgaria Academy of Sciences.)

Session Description
Solar activity, Space Weather and Space Climate
The Sun, its extended corona, the interplanetary space, the Earth's magnetosphere, ionosphere, middle and low atmosphere, are all parts of a complex system -- the heliosphere. Various manifestations of solar activity cause disturbances known as space weather effects in the interplanetary space, near-Earth environment, and all the Earth's "spheres". Long-term variations in the frequency, intensity and relative importance of the manifestations of solar activity are due to the slow changes in the output of the solar dynamo, and they define space climate. Space climate governs long-term variations in geomagnetic activity and is the primary natural driver of terrestrial climate. To understand how the variable solar activity affects the Earth’s environment, geomagnetic activity and the atmospheric system on both short and long time scales, we need to understand the origins of solar activity itself and its different manifestations, as well as the sequence of coupling processes linking various parts of the system. This session provides a forum to discuss the chain of processes and relations from the Sun to the Earth's surface: the origin and long-term and short-term evolution of solar activity, initiation and temporal variations in solar flares, CMEs, coronal holes, the solar wind and its interaction with the terrestrial magnetosphere, the ionosphere and its connection to the neutral dominated regions below and the plasma dominated regions above, the stratosphere, its variations due to the changing solar activity and its interactions with the underlying troposphere, and the mechanisms of solar influences on the lower atmosphere on different time-scales. Particularly welcome are papers highlighting the coupling processes between the different domains in this complex system. [ End of Session Description ]

I hope to see you in Sapporo this summer!

Respectfully yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter

Webmaster Notes:
[1] Abstract: Submission&Instructions (click here) Due date: 11 Feb 2014
[2] ST06 Conveners
*Prof. Katya Georgieva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria) katyageorgieva[at]
 Mr. George Maeda (ICSWSE, Japan) maeda[at]
 Dr. Thai Lan Hoang (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Viet Nam) thailan[at]
 Dr. Georgeta Maris (Institute of Geodynamics of the Romanian Academy, Romania) gmaris[at]
 Dr. Boian Kirov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Sofia, Bulgaria) bkirov[at]
 Dr. Petra Koucka-Knizova (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic) pkn[at]

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