Causes and Consquequences of Space Weather — EWASS 2018 SS28

November 12, 2017, from Rachel Howe

As you are probably aware, the next UK NAM will be held jointly with the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) in Liverpool from 3rd-6th April 2018. A Special Session (three 1.5-hour blocks) on Space Weather is being organized, as described below. We encourage members of the UK space weather and solar communities to submit contributions (oral or poster) to this session. Please note that abstract submission is already open and the deadline is 27th November. We have been told this is a hard deadline, so please submit your abstract in time!

NAM/EWASS 2018 Session SS28: The Causes and Consequences of Space Weather

Space weather is an overarching term that covers a wide discipline including solar, interplanetary and solar-terrestrial physics. The source of space weather may be solar flares, co-rotating interaction regions, coronal mass ejections, solar energetic particles or more routine solar wind, all of which vary on time scales of the solar cycle and longer and may in turn be driven by interior processes that can be studied by techniques such as helioseismology. However, seemingly similar solar drivers can produce vastly different magnetospheric and ionospheric effects, meaning that both the solar driver and current state of the magnetosphere-ionosphere system must be understood before we can fully understand the coupled Sun-solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere system. We would solicit contributions from this wide-ranging field, with specific focus on understanding multiple parts of this coupled system.

Rachel Howe (Birmingham), Jonathan Rae (MSSL/UCL), Mario Bisi (RALSpace)