SPA SECTION NEWSLETTER Volume XXIV, Issue 72

AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION SPA SECTION NEWSLETTER Volume XXIV, Issue 72 Dec.27,2017
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Special Issue: 2018 COSPAR Meeting
Table of Contents
1. 42nd Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Pasadena, California, USA, July 14-22, 2018
2. List of Sessions in Commission C (Space Studies of the Upper Atmosphere of the Earth and Planets including Reference Atmospheres)
3. List of Sessions in Commission D (Space Plasmas in the Solar System, including Planetary Magnetospheres)
4. List of Other SPA-related Sessions
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42nd Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Pasadena, California, USA, July 14-22, 2018
The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) will hold its 42nd Scientific Assembly at the Pasadena Convention Center and the Hilton hotel in Pasadena, California, USA, on 14-22 July, 2018. The COSPAR Scientific Assemblies supply a forum to all scientists involved in space research for the presentation of their latest scientific results, the exchange of knowledge and also the discussion of space research problems. The main COSPAR site for the meeting is: cospar2018.org
Abstract Submission Website: www.cospar-assembly.org/
Important Dates: * February 9, 2018: Abstract Submission Deadline * April 27, 2018: Early Registration Deadline
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List of Sessions in Commission C (Space Studies of the Upper Atmosphere of the Earth and Planets including Reference Atmospheres)
C0.1 International Standards on Space Environment from ISO Main Scientific Organizer: Vladimir Kalegaev Deputy Organizer: Yukihito Kitazawa Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=690
C0.2 Advances in Remote Sensing of the Middle and Upper Atmosphere and Ionosphere from Ground and from Space, including Sounding Rockets and Multi-Instrument Studies Main Scientific Organizer: David Rees Deputy Organizer: Mamoru Yamamoto Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=691
C0.3 Ionospheric Disturbances Observed through very Low Frequency Radio Waves Main Scientific Organizer: Sudipta Sasmal Deputy Organizer: Sandip Kumar Chakrabarti Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=692
C1.1 Recent Advances in Equatorial, Low- and Mid-Latitude Mesosphere, Thermosphere and Ionosphere Studies Main Scientific Organizer: Paulo Roberto Fagundes Deputy Organizer: Libo Liu Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=693
C1.2 Recent Advances in the Thermospheric-Ionospheric-Geospheric Research (TIGER) Program Main Scientific Organizer: Ludger Scherliess Deputy Organizer: Francis G. Eparvier Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=694
C1.3 The Coupled Solar Wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere System and the Impact of Solar and Geomagnetic Storms on Geospace Main Scientific Organizer: Andrew W. Yau Deputy Organizer: Roger Varney Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=695
C1.4 The Regions of Enhanced Risk for Ionospheric Weather Main Scientific Organizer: Feza Arikan Deputy Organizer: Attila Komjathy Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=696
C1.5 New Satellite Missions for Thermosphere-Ionosphere Studies and Sciences Performed by Observations, Modeling and Data Assimilation Main Scientific Organizer: Alan Burns Deputy Organizer: Nicholas Pedatella Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=697
C2.1 Physics, Dynamics and Chemistry of the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere (MLT) Region Main Scientific Organizer: Gerd Baumgarten Deputy Organizer: Irina Strelnikova Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=698
C2.2 Wave Coupling Processes and Consequences in the Whole Atmosphere Main Scientific Organizer: Erdal Yiit Deputy Organizer: Jens Oberheide Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=699
C2.3 Advances in External Forcing Studies for the Middle Atmosphere and Lower Ionosphere Main Scientific Organizer: Yvan Orsolini Deputy Organizer: Alexei A. Krivolutsky Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=700
C2.4 Small Satellite Missions for Aeronomy and Ionosphere Studies Main Scientific Organizer: Amal Chandran Deputy Organizer: Loren Chang Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=701
C3.1 Planetary Atmospheres Main Scientific Organizer: Dmitrij Titov Deputy Organizer: Larry W. Esposito Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=702
C3.2 Planetary Upper Atmospheres, Ionospheres, and Magnetospheres Main Scientific Organizer: Stephen Bougher Deputy Organizer: Anil Bhardwaj Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=703
C4.1 Improved Description of the Ionosphere through Data Assimilation Main Scientific Organizer: Dieter Bilitza Deputy Organizer: David Altadill Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=705
C4.2 Development of Models Related to the COSPAR International Reference Atmosphere (CIRA) and to ISO Standards for the Atmosphere Main Scientific Organizer: David Rees Deputy Organizer: W Kent Tobiska Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=706
C4.3 Mars and Venus Atmosphere and Ionosphere Reference Datasets Main Scientific Organizer: Ludmila Zasova Deputy Organizer: Ehouarn Millour Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=806
C5.1 Active Space Experiments Main Scientific Organizer: James Sheerin Deputy Organizer: Robert Moore Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=707
C5.2 Dusty Plasmas and Dust-Plasma Processes in Space Main Scientific Organizer: Jiri Pavlu Deputy Organizer: Ingrid Mann Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=708
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List of Sessions in Commission D (Space Plasmas in the Solar System, including Planetary Magnetospheres)
D1.1 Energetic Particles in the Heliosphere and in the Interstellar Medium: Acceleration, Anisotropy and Anomalous Transport Main Scientific Organizer: Gaetano Zimbardo Deputy Organizer: Frederic Effenberger Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=710
D1.2 Large-Scale Heliospheric Structure: Theory, Modelling, and Data Main Scientific Organizer: Jens Kleimann Deputy Organizer: John Richardson Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=711
D1.3 Acceleration and Transport of Energetic Particles in the Heliosphere and beyond: from Pickup Ions to Cosmic Rays Main Scientific Organizer: Ming Zhang Deputy Organizer: Stefan Ferreira Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=712
D2.1 Coordinated Observations and Modeling of Accelerated Particles at the Sun and in the Inner Heliosphere Main Scientific Organizer: Nicole Vilmer Deputy Organizer: Robert Wimmer-Schweingruber Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=713
D2.2 Cool Material in the Hot Solar Corona (Prominences and Coronal Rain) and Non-solar Analogs Main Scientific Organizer: Wei Liu Deputy Organizer: Patrick Antolin Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=714
D2.3 Solar Transients: From Solar Origin to Earth Impact and the Outer Heliosphere Main Scientific Organizer: Jie Zhang Deputy Organizer: Sergio Dasso Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=715
D2.4 Space Climate Main Scientific Organizer: Ilya Usoskin Deputy Organizer: Dibyendu Nandi Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=716
D3.1 Highlights of Magnetospheric Plasma Physics Main Scientific Organizer: Michael A. Balikhin Deputy Organizer: Lev Zelenyi Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=717
D3.2 Cross-Scale Coupling and Multipoint Observations in the Magnetosphere Main Scientific Organizer: C. Philippe Escoubet Deputy Organizer: Gurbax Singh Lakhina Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=718
D3.3 Role of Nonthermal Distributions in Wave Generation, Particle Heating and Acceleration in Space Plasmas Main Scientific Organizer: Gurbax Singh Lakhina Deputy Organizer: Mouloud Tribeche Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=719
D3.4 Plasma Transport and Heating Across Boundary Layers Main Scientific Organizer: Zdenek Nemecek Deputy Organizer: Katariina Nykyri, Steven Petrinec Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=720
D3.5 Particle Acceleration and Loss in the Earth and Planetary Magnetospheres Main Scientific Organizer: Yuri Shprits Deputy Organizer: Maria Usanova Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=721
D3.6 Magnetotail Dynamics and Substorms during Storm and Non-storm Time Main Scientific Organizer: Elena Grigorenko Deputy Organizer: Ian Mann Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=722
D4.1 Active Space Experiments Main Scientific Organizer: James Sheerin Deputy Organizer: Robert Moore Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=800
D4.2 Dusty Plasmas and Dust-Plasma Processes in Space Main Scientific Organizer: Jiri Pavlu Deputy Organizer: Ingrid Mann Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=801
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List of Other SPA-related Sessions
E2.1 Formation, Destabilisation, and Ejection of Magnetic Structures in Solar and Stellar Coronae Main Scientific Organizer: Brigitte Schmieder Deputy Organizer: Yuhong Fan Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=740
E2.2 Solar and Stellar Flares: Multi-wavelength Oberservations and Simulations Main Scientific Organizer: Louise K. Harra Deputy Organizer: Petr Heinzel Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=741
E2.3 Solar Magnetism: Data-Driven Modeling and Requirements for Future Instrumentation Main Scientific Organizer: Sarah Gibson Deputy Organizer: Silvano Fineschi Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=742
E3.1 Coordinated Observations and Modeling of Accelerated Particles at the Sun and in the Inner Heliosphere Main Scientific Organizer: Nicole Vilmer Deputy Organizer: Robert Wimmer-Schwingruber Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=802
E3.2 Cool Material in the Hot Solar Corona (Prominences and Coronal Rain) and Non-solar Analogs Main Scientific Organizer: Wei Liu Deputy Organizer: Patrick Antolin Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=803
E3.3 Solar Transients: From Solar Origin to Earth Impact and the Outer Helioshere Main Scientific Organizer: Jie Zhang Deputy Organizer: Sergio Dasso Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=804
E3.4 Space Climate Main Scientific Organizer: Ilya Usoskin Deputy Organizer: Dibyendu Nandi Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=805
PRBEM.1 Development of Physics-based, Empirical, and Data Assimilative Models of the Radiation Environment Main Scientific Organizer: Yuri Shprits Deputy Organizer: Vincent Maget Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=788
PRBEM.2 Recent and Upcoming Observations of the Radiation Belts Main Scientific Organizer: Adam Kellermann Deputy Organizer: Paul O’Brien Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=789
PSW.1 Metrics and Validation Needs for Space Weather Models and Services Main Scientific Organizer: Alexi Glover Deputy Organizer: Maria Kuznetsova, Terrance Onsager Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=792
PSW.2 Solar System Space Weather Main Scientific Organizer: Manuel Grande Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=793
PSW.3 From Ionospheric Indices towards Standardised Activity Scales for Space Weather Services Main Scientific Organizer: Norbert Jakowski Deputy Organizer: Michael Terkildsen Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=794
PSW.4 Interoperability of Space Weather Data Models, Data Holdings and Data Access Tools Main Scientific Organizer: Daniel Heynderickx Deputy Organizer: Ralf Keil Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=795
PSW.5 Space Weather Initiatives and Coordinated International Efforts to implement COSPAR-ILWS Roadmap Recommendations Main Scientific Organizer: Maria Kuznetsova Deputy Organizer: Dibyendu Nandi Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=796
S.1 CSES Preliminary Results on Ionospheric Variability and Its Connection with Seismic Activity and Solar Forcing Main Scientific Organizer: Piero Diego Deputy Organizer: Xuhui Shen Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=797
S.2 Planetary Data Management and Exploitation Main Scientific Organizer: Thomas Stein Event Description: www.cospar-assembly.org/admin/sessioninfo.php?session=807
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