2020 AGU – Preparing for Solar Cycle 25: Recent Successes, Current Challenges and Next Steps in Solar Flare Modelling

June 30, 2020, from Natasha Jeffrey

The 2020 AGU Fall Meeting is going to be mostly virtual (https://www.agu.org/fall-meeting).

A session relevant to the UKSP community, on the topic of solar flare modelling (https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm20/prelim.cgi/Session/104016), is described below.

Abstracts are solicited that discuss any aspect of flare modelling, model-data comparisons, or observations that present challenges to models.

The meeting will take place 7-11th December 2020. Abstract submission is now open, and will close on 29th July 2020.

Any questions about this session can be directed to graham.s.kerr@nasa.gov.

Title: “Preparing for Solar Cycle 25: Recent Successes, Current Challenges and Next Steps in Solar Flare Modelling”

Summary: “Solar flare models have improved significantly in recent years, and have been used to investigate all aspects of the flare process, from reconnection and energy release, to energy transport, and the formation of the radiation that characterizes flares. Despite these advances, achieving consistency with certain observables is still beyond our current capabilities. As we approach solar cycle 25, and in anticipation of high-quality flare observations from the DKIST, BBSO, Solar Orbiter, and other sources, it is vital that we make concerted efforts to identify the major limitations in models and work towards improvements. We invite contributions that discuss flare modelling, including: recent advances, the innovative use of existing models, bridging the gap from 1D to 3D, specific challenges, model-model and model-data comparisons, and future development. Contributions can focus on both loop or global modelling, and can cover different aspects of energy release, and energy, radiation or mass transport in flares.