ISWI Newsletter - Vol.5 No.39
01 April 2013

Dear ISWI Participant:

There are two items today:

(1) Callisto Status Report #40
Today, there was a CME between 13:22 and 13:33 UT,
see NOAA event-message:
2490 + 1322 //// 1333 SAG C RSP 031-082 II/2 814

This observation demonstrates the strength of the network to get direct access to different wavelength ranges at different locations with some redundancy.

It is attached as the first pdf. The opening statement is this:

Yes, I think the word "redundancy" is a key point in many of the ISWI instrument arrays. Even in our high-tech age (especially in our high-tech age?), instruments do fail. So network redundancy is important to a surprising extent. The e-Callisto array and MAGDAS array have some built-in redundancy because of the large number of deployed instruments. Both arrays are truly global in coverage.

Dr Nat Gopalswamy once quipped this: "The sun never sets on the MAGDAS empire." The same can be said of the e-Callisto network.

(2) supplement to the previous ISWI Newsletter (Vol 5, Number 38)
The previous ISWI Newsletter contained this pdf: Peter Gruss, Präsident der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Wir müssen ein weltweites Netz knüpfen 105 KB pdf, 2 pages, (link to document)
It is written in German. Today, I attach its English version. It speaks of the importance of internationalization. And a marvelous example of this is ISWI. It operates on the (correct) premise that space weather science requires the input of all nations of the world -- their land resources and their human resources.


(1) Dr Christian Monstein e-Callisto status report/news-letter #40 671 KB pdf, 3 pages, (click link to document)

(2) Peter Gruss, President of the Max Planck Society We Must Create a Worldwide Network 132 KB pdf, 2 pages, (link to document)

George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter

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