Fall AGU – Space Weather Research and Forecasting: End-User Requirements and Future Modelling Capabilities – FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

June 30, 2020, from Mario M. Bisi

Dear All.

This is our first call for contributed abstracts to our co-convened SH and SM (and SA, NH, and P cross-listed) SWIRLS Extreme Events & Hazards session “Space Weather Research and Forecasting: End-User Requirements and Future Modelling Capabilities” at the upcoming ‘mostly virtual’ Fall AGU with some on-site attendance in San Francisco, CA, 07-11 December 2020 (https://www.agu.org/fall-meeting).

The FINAL abstract-submission deadline is 29 July 2019 2020 at 11:59 P.M. EDT / 30 July 2020 at 03:59UT (see: https://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting/2020/Present/Abstracts) for full details on abstract submissions).

To submit your abstract, please go here: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm20/prelim.cgi/Session/103517.

The full session details are below. To submit, the first author must be the submitting author and must be an AGU member. First authors are allowed to submit one contributed abstract, or one contributed abstract and one invited abstract, or two invited abstracts to the science sessions. You can also submit one abstract to certain exempt sessions separately without counting towards this quota. You can also be presenting author on multiple abstracts.

Please note that this session is being organized as one of the alternate-format sessions which will likely include oral talks, panelists, and posters (depending on the final Fall AGU Virtual setup).

This is further a follow-on from previous years which have included very-active poster sessions, good interactions at talks, and excellent audience participation at the panel session.

Best wishes, and thanks,

Mario (on behalf of all the session Convenors).

Session ID#: 103517

Session Description:
Society’s growing reliance on advanced technology means an increasing vulnerability to space weather impacts. To effectively mitigate the effects of space weather on critical infrastructure, we must evaluate developing models, instruments, and data-products in terms of: (i) Current requirements, and (ii) Advancements above the status quo that blue-sky investigations can provide.

In this year’s session, the sixth incarnation since 2015, the panel will focus on addressing end-users’ requirements. Fully engaging the end-user in the Research to Operations and Operations to Research (R2O2R) process is critical in achieving capabilities and end-products that best suit users’ needs. Example panel questions are: what advancements are required to develop reliable physics-based predictions of major solar eruptions at least 24 hours in advance? How can we best address power-grid operator requirements for CME forecasts five days in advance?

For this session, we welcome contributions on all aspects of space weather, including novel physics-based modelling concepts.

Primary Convener: Mario M. Bisi, UKRI STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, RAL Space, Harwell Campus, Didcot, United Kingdom.
Co-Conveners: Antti A. Pulkkinen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States; Michele D. Cash, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, Boulder, CO, United States; and Suzy Bingham, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom.

Co-Organized between:
SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics (SH), and SPA-Magnetospheric Physics (SM)

SA – SPA-Aeronomy
NH – Natural Hazards
P – Planetary Sciences

SWIRL Themes:
Extreme Events & Hazards

Index Numbers:
4323 – Natural Hazards: Human impact
7934 – Space Weather: Impacts on technological systems
7959 – Space Weather: Models
7999 – Space Weather: General or miscellaneous