Thursday, 29 March 2012

Chapman Conference on Longitude and Hemispheric Dependence of Space Weather, Addis Ababa


The International AGU Chapman Conference on "Longitude and Hemispheric Dependence of Space Weather" will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12th to 16th November 2012. The conference will focus on two overarching themes:

A) How does the ionospheric response to major solar events depend on hemisphere and longitude; and

B) Expand the study of space weather to include day-to-day ionospheric variability, i.e., to those times when solar and geomagnetic activities are moderate and forcing from the lower atmosphere drives a lot of the variability.

The latter will include examining the cause of longitude and hemispheric dependence in total electron content (TEC) and occurrence of plasma density irregularities.

The conference will include six main science topics
  1. Hemispherical Dependence of Magnetospheric Energy Injection,
  2. Longitude and Hemispheric Dependence of Storm-Enhanced Densities (SED),
  3. Response to New Time-History of Solar Flares,
  4. Quiet-Time Longitude Spatial Structure,
  5. Temporal Response to the Lower-Atmosphere Disturbances, and
  6. Climatology of TEC and Scintillation in Different Longitude Sectors.

Further information will be available shortly.

Abstract deadline will be 12th July 2012.

Conveners:
Tim Fuller-Rowell (tim.fuller-rowell -at- noaa.gov), Patricia Doherty (patricia.doherty -at- bc.edu), and Endawoke Yizengaw (endawoke.kassie -a- bc.edu).

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