Next UK-SOSS talk – 10am on 15th April 2021

March 30, 2021, from Chris Nelson

Dear all,

I have the pleasure of bringing your attention to the next UK-SOSS talk which will be delivered by Prof. Richard Harrison from RAL. The zoom link, title, and abstract are below.

All the best,
Chris Nelson, on behalf of the organisers (Marianna Korsos and Jiajia Liu)

Taking stock of our understanding of Coronal Mass Ejections

Professor Richard A Harrison MBE
Chief Scientist, RAL Space

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 953 3817 1418

This presentation will take stock of where we are with Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) research, taking a brief look at the history of CME observations and the early interpretations of the phenomenon, through to the present day where we have multi-spacecraft observations with coronagraphs and heliospheric imagers and a wide range of modelling techniques, many of which are now geared towards space weather impacts. This is a research area that has matured dramatically, since the launch of the SOHO spacecraft in particular, but especially with the increased interest in space weather and missions such as STEREO and Lagrange. It is a good time to take stock and in doing so to revisit some basic issues, including the flare-CME relationship, stealth CMEs, coronal dimming and CME-CME interactions, as well as lessons learnt from imaging and tracking CMEs in the corona and in the heliosphere. Perhaps it is also a useful time to pause and ask the questions, what else do we want to know about CMEs, and how are we going to satisfy that desire?