2020 Sun-Climate Symposium — Jan. 27-31: Call for AbstractsMay 8, 2019, from Vanessa George
2020 Sun-Climate Symposium:
“What is the Quiet Sun and What are the Subsequent Climate Implications?”
Jan. 27-31, 2020 * Tucson, Arizona
* Call for Abstracts: Due Nov. 15, 2019 *
We are pleased to announce the 2020 Sun-Climate Symposium, which is sponsored by the Sun-Climate Research Center (SCRC), a joint venture between NASA GSFC and LASP at the University of Colorado. Please visit the meeting website for a detailed program description, abstract form and submittal instructions, confirmed speaker listing, and logistical information:
What is the quiet Sun? Is it a time-invariant base level or is there secular variability in the Sun’s radiative output? What do those alternate scenarios imply for Earth-climate responses? The current solar minimum provides an opportunity to answer these and related questions.
Observations of the Sun and Earth from space have revolutionized our view and understanding of how solar variability and other natural and anthropogenic forcings impact Earth’s atmosphere and climate. For more than four decades the total and spectral solar irradiance and global terrestrial atmosphere and surface have been observed continuously, providing unprecedented high-quality data for Sun-climate studies. The 2020 Sun-Climate Symposium will convene experts from across the solar-terrestrial community, including the disciplines of climate research, atmospheric physics and chemistry, heliophysics, and metrology, to discuss solar and climate observations and models over both spacecraft-era and historical timescales.
Sessions will be organized around eight themes:
1. The Sunset of SORCE
2. Recent/Space-Era Solar Cycle Timescales
3. Solar Influence on the Atmosphere and Climate
4. Solar Variability and Climate Trends on Secular Time Scales
5. Observational Predictions
6. A New Reference Spectra for Remote Sensing
7. Looking Ahead – Future Observations of the Sun and Earth
8. Climate of the Desert Southwest
The format for this symposium consists of invited and contributed oral and poster presentations. We encourage your participation and hope that you will share this announcement with colleagues. Please join us!
2020 Sun-Climate Symposium Organizing Committee
(Peter Pilewskie, Stéphane Béland, Odele Coddington, Jerry Harder, Greg Kopp, Jae Lee, Doug Rabin, Erik Richard, Marty Snow, Tom Woods, Dong Wu)