Space Weather Euro News Vol.1 Issue 3 (15-12-1997)

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  1. A Future Space Weather Center in Lund
  2. Solar Proton Events of 3-9 Nov. 1997
  3. Information from ESTEC/EMA (formerly ESTEC/WMA)
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1. A Future Space Weather Center in Lund
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From: Henrik Lundstedt  E-mail: henrik@astro.lu.se

            A Future Space Weather Center in Lund

The work on realizing a space weather center (Helios)  in Lund (http://www.astro.lu.se/~henrik/helios.html) has been going on for several years. The space weather center would house a space weather research division, space weather companies and a space weather science center. 

The research division is thought to be the solar-terrestrial physics division (http://www.astro.lu.se/~henrik/heliosresearch.html ) in Lund expanded. 

At Helios, companies would be invited to customize space weather products. Examples of companies in Sweden are given at http://www.astro.lu.se/~henrik/spwcompanies.html .

The science center (http://www.astro.lu.se/~henrik/heliosspwsc.html) we think of, would be focused on space weather and effects. It will try to visualize space weather and effects by using e.g. virtual reality technique and try to explain the latest within space weather research to the public.

During the second workshop on AI Applications in Solar-Terrestrial Physics (http://www.astro.lu.se/~henrik/stp297.html ) in Lund, July 29-31, 1997 a panel discussion took place on a  future space weather center. Members of the panel were Bob McPherron (IGPP/UCLA,USA)), Tom Detman (NOAA/SEC,USA), Todd Hoeksema (HEPL/Stanford,USA), Rickard Lundin (IRF,Sweden) and Henrik Lundstedt (IRF/LU,Sweden). Proceedings from the meeting will be printed by ESTEC.

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We are now also examining the possibility of an 11 meters antenna in  the vicinity of Lund for downloading of solar wind data observed with ACE. With the use of our developed neural networks models and the  access to solar wind data from ACE, we would be able to offer real-time predictions of geomagnetic storms. The predictions would play an important role in a future space weather center Helios.

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Finally, we have started to archive the SWEN newsletters on our web page http://www.lund.irf.se/HeliosHome/SWEN/spweuro.html .

Henrik Lundstedt
Solar-Terrestrial Physics Division
Swedish Institute of Space Physics/
Lund Observatory
Box 43
S-221 00 Lund Sweden

E.mail: henrik@astro.lu.se and hlundstedt@solar.stanford.edu
WWW: http://www.astro.lu.se/~henrik/

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2. Solar Proton Events of 3-9 Nov. 1997
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From: Eamonn Daly  Email: eamonn@wm.estec.esa.nl

Information about the solar proton events of November  3-9 1997

Any other contribution about these events is welcome.
Please send an e-mail to: eamonn@wm.estec.esa.nl

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3. Information from ESTEC/EMA (formerly ESTEC/WMA)
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From: Eamonn Daly  Email: eamonn@wm.estec.esa.nl

I- Name change

ESA/ESTEC/WMA, The Space Systems Environment Analysis  Section, has now become ESA/TOS-EMA, The Space Environments  and Effects Analysis Section of the Directorate of Technical and Operational Support (D/TOS).

II- Opportunities for training and research

TOS-EMA is always keen to engage European stagiaires  (students) for short stays at ESTEC of about 3 months  as part of their degree course or in vacation periods.  These opportunities allow the student to gain an insight  into space engineering and the space environment and  effects analysis specialisation. Candidates should be  engaged in a relevant course of study, and have a  reasonable computing background. See  some examples of past projects. We also have possibilities to fund small research  activities in the European academic community. These  might be short studies, post-doctoral studies, or  PhD activities. If you have a project relevant to our  work please send an email to edaly@estec.esa.nl

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