ISWI Newsletter - Vol.5 No.69
09 June 2013

Dear ISWI Participant:

The attached pdf is organized in this way:

Page 1: Wiley's website for this paper:

Pages 2 - 4: The paper itself (three pages in length). This first paragraph goes like this: The effects of solar activities and space weather phenomena on daily lives, environment, and space systems are becoming more apparent, and the need to collaborate and cooperate with the international community to reach a greater understanding of these consequences is urgent. Strong solar storms can knock out power, disable satellites, and scramble GPS. To that effect, in 2003, NASA's Sun-Earth Connection Division led an initiative known as the “International Living With a Star“ (ILWS) consisting of more than 25 of the world's most technologically advanced space agencies to contribute towards the scientific goal for understanding Space Weather through observations made in space [Withbroe et al., 2005].

  • ISWI promotes observation, understanding and prediction of SWx phenomena
  • Study of Universal Processes that affect space environments
  • ISWI is facilitated by United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (OOSA)

Key Points:


(1) Madhulika Guhathakurta, Joseph M. Davila, and Nat Gopalswamy The International SpaceWeather Initiative (ISWI), SPACE WEATHER, VOL. 11, 1–3, doi:10.1002/swe.20048, 2013 998 KB pdf, 4 pages, (click link to document)

Faithfully yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter

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