15th AOGS Session 01 Flare Activity: Observation, Physics, and Forecasting. Honolulu, Hawaii, Jun 3-8, 2018

November 12, 2017, from robertus

You are cordially invited to participate and submit an abstract on any aspects of solar/stellar flare activity. For submission please follow:


Submission Opens: 10 Nov 2017
Submission Closes: 19 Jan 2018

Flare activity is one of the most prominent eruptive phenomena observed in the solar atmosphere. Radiation form flaring, such as EUV and X-ray emissions, can affect the upper atmosphere and ionosphere of the Earth promptly, even within several minutes. Solar energetic particles (SEPs) and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) associated with flares can affect the space weather conditions of the Earth within tens of minutes or days. Since the white light observation of the devastating solar flare on 1 September 1859, also known as the Carrington flare, the observation techniques of the Sun have achieved great advances. Nowadays, the detailed evolution of even the local solar atmosphere before, during, and after a flare can be observed by ground- and space-based facilities in high spatial, temporal, and spectral resolution. New observational data by the latest satellites, such as RHESSI, Hinode, STEREO, SDO and IRIS, as well as the newly constructed ground-based solar telescopes greatly promote the physical understandings of the flaring processes. The routine monitoring of the Sun by satellites and the ground-based solar observing station networks also greatly improves the solar flare forecasting capability. In this session, it is aimed to facilitate a series of topical discussions on all aspects of flare activities, which include but are not limited to the analyses of the direct observations and the underlying physical mechanisms, MHD modeling, as well as prediction methods and operational forecasting. Discussions on comparative analyses between solar and stellar flares are also anticipated.

Session Conveners:
Han He, NAOC, Beijing (hehan@nao.cas.cn)
Ya-Hui Yang, NCU, Taoyuan (yhyang@jupiter.ss.ncu.edu.tw)
Robertus Erdelyi, SP2RC, University of Sheffield (robertus@sheffield.ac.uk)