ISWI Newsletter - Vol.4 No.32
29 March 2012

Dear ISWI Participant:

Dr. Nat Gopalswamy (President of SCOSTEP) has asked me to send out this message to the ISWI community:

SCOSTEP Observing and Modeling Campaign On Space Weather Events

Active region NOAA 1429 is returning on the east limb of the Sun. This region produced one of the two biggest space weather events of solar cycle 24. An observing campaign known as SCOSTEP Observing and Modeling Campaign On Space Weather Events (SOMCOSE) has been initiated to track this region for a month, starting March 29, 2012. Observations made during its previous disk passage also will be used for further studies. The campaign is conducted under the aegis of the Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP, see campaign is to observe, track, model and analyze the space weather impacts of all the solar events that happen during the interval. Observations can start right away. SOHO, STEREO, SDO, Wind, ACE, TIMED, CNOFS, and ground observation networks including ISWI networks will take data during this interval. Note that the list is not inclusive. Modelers can do real time prediction as well as do post-campaign analysis.

Results can be submitted to the International Symposium on Solar Terrestrial Physics (ISSTP 2012 an ISWI event), Fall AGU and the CAWSES Symposium 2013 in Nagoya.

If you are interested in participating in the campaign, please contact
nat.gopalswamy[at] or

Nat Gopalswamy

Faithfully yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Japan.


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