Space Weather Euro News Vol.5 Issue 10 (07-08-2001)

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1. Call for Papers for Fall 2001 AGU Special Session SM01: Paradigms of
   Ring Current Decay (SM, SA, SH, AE)
2. Monograph on "Space Storms and Space Weather Hazards" 
3. Round Table of Future Space Environment Data Systems Proceedings
4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS 
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1.  Call for Papers for Fall 2001 AGU Special Session SM01: Paradigms of
   Ring Current Decay (SM, SA, SH, AE)
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From: Yannis Daglis

The terrestrial ring current is the essential element of
space storms, the prime phenomenon of space weather.
Ring current physics has always been driven by several paradigms: the
exclusive solar source, the build-up by substorms, the morphological
symmetry of the ring current, the decay through charge-exchange, the
fidelity of Dst in describing ring current intensity. New paradigms have

emerged, which are in partial or complete disagreement with the older
ones. This session will focus on the problem of ring current decay,
especially during large storms with two-phase recovery. In particular,
we seek contributions on the issues of ring current symmetry during the
main and early recovery phases, the influence of wave-particle
interactions on the decay rate, and the relative efficiency of
charge-exchange and dayside drift losses in the early strong decay of
the ring current.

The abstract deadlines are:
August 30 for abstracts not submitted electronically (due to AGU
Headquarters).
September 6, 1400 UTC, for electronic submissions.

Conveners:
Ioannis (Yannis) Daglis, Institute for Space Applications and Remote
Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, Metaxa and Vas. Pavlou Street,
Penteli, 15236 Athens, Greece, tel.: +30-1-6138341, fax: +30-1-6138343,

Richard M. Thorne, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, UCLA, 405 Hilgard
Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095-1565, tel.: +1-310-8255974, fax:
+1-310-2065219,

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2. Monograph on "Space Storms and Space Weather Hazards"
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From: Ioannis A. Daglis 

A 500-pages monograph on "Space Storms and Space Weather Hazards" is
going to be appear in early October by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

The 19 chapters of the book have been developed from the tutorial
lectures given by leading experts at the Advanced Study Institute on
"Space Storms and Space Weather Hazards" held in Crete, Greece, in
June 2000.  All manuscripts were refereed and subsequently meticulously
edited to ensure the highest quality for this monograph.  Due to the
breadth, extensive literature citations and quality of the reviews
we expect this publication to serve well as a reference book.

The Table of Contents can be found below. As the Editor of the
monograph, I have the possibility of placing a bulk pre-publication
order to Kluwer. Anyone who is interested in this monograph and would
like to take advantage of the pre-publication price, should contact me
within the next few days (the order must be placed within August).

The list price of Kluwer for a book of this size is 75 Euros (67 US$)
for the paperback edition 180 Euros (162 US$) for the hardback edition
The special pre-publication price Kluwer has offered, is: 50 Euros
(45 US$) for the paperback edition 130 Euros (117 US$) for the
hardback edition

Ioannis (Yannis) Daglis
National Observatory of Athens
Institute for Space Applications

Contents of "Space Storms and Space Weather Hazards"

Preface p. v

1. Space Storms, Ring Current and Space-Atmosphere Coupling
I. A. DAGLIS p. 1

2. Geomagnetic Storms as a Dominant Component of Space Weather: Classic
Picture and Recent Issues
Y. KAMIDE p. 43

3. From the Discovery of Radiation Belts to Space Weather Perspectives
J. F. LEMAIRE p. 79

4. The Interplanetary Causes of Magnetic Storms, Substorms and
Geomagnetic Quiet
B. T. TSURUTANI p. 103

5. Interplanetary Magnetic Field Dynamics
N. F. NESS p. 131

6. Bayesian Classification of Geoeffective Solar Wind Structures
J. CHEN p. 157

7. Coronal Mass Ejections at the Sun and in Interplanetary Space
P. J. CARGILL p. 177

8. Measurements of Energetic Particles in the Radiation Belts
B. KLECKER   p.  209

9. Solar Activity Variations and Possible Effects on Climate
E. FRIIS-CHRISTENSEN p. 231

10. Cosmic Ray and Radiation Belt Hazards for Space Missions
M. I. PANASYUK p. 251

11. Satellite Anomalies due to Space Storms
D. N. BAKER p. 285

12. Space Weather Effects on Communications
L. J. LANZEROTTI p. 313

13. An Introduction to Power Grid Impacts and Vulnerabilities from Space

Weather
J. G. KAPPENMAN p. 335

14. Global Magnetospheric Modelling
M. SCHOLER p. 363

15. The Role and Form of Modelling in Space Weather
K. PAPADOPOULOS p. 389

16. MHD Modelling of Space Weather Drivers
K. TSINGANOS p. 401

17. State of the Art in Space Weather Services and Forecasting
J. A. JOSELYN p. 419

18. Space Weather: An Air Force Research Laboratory Perspective
G. P. GINET p. 437

19. ESA Space Weather Activities
E. J. DALY p. 459

Index p. 475
 


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3. Round Table of Future Space Environment Data Systems Proceedings
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From: Hugh Evans 

The presentations from the Round Table of Future Space Environment
Data Systems held on 30-10-2000 at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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have been made available on the ESTEC/TOS-EMA web site

The objective of this Round Table was to provide a forum for
discussing the various issues related to the future of space
environment data systems. 

Various Space Environment databases and tools have been developed in
the recent years for the benefit of the scientific and engineering
community. The purpose of the meeting is to prospect for possible
collaboration between these programmes, including: 

     developments in data system technologies and methods; 
     space environmental specific developments; 
     vizualisation techniques; 
     co-ordination of development; 
     concurrent access; 
     inter-operability; 
     standards. 

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4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS 
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      LOW POWER, RADIATION TOLERANT MICROELECTRONICS DESIGN TECHNIQUES
      (From 07/08/2001 to 18/10/2001, Act.Ref.: 00.1ES.09)
 

For more information and the complete List of ESA Tender Action please 
look at: 
  http://emits.esa.int/emits/owa/anonymous.main_menu 

or ESA EMITS web site: http://emits.esa.int/
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 Mike Hapgood,  EGS
 Hannu Koskinen, SCOSTEP working group on Space weather
 Pierre Lantos, ISES
 Henrik Lundstedt, Lund space weather center
 Goetz Paschmann, ISSI
 Jean-Yves Prado, CNES Programme Directorate
 Michael Rycroft, ISU
 Volker Bothmer, EGS-Solar Physics Secretary
 Wolfgang Baumjohann, IWF Graz, Austria 
 Jinbin Cao, Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative
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Note: This newsletter is an initiative of the ESA Space Environments
and Effects Analysis Section
and
is intended to establish a prototype of a potential mailing list or
forum with news of interest for the Space Weather community in Europe.

- SWEN contact group (which keeps SWEN informed of news coming
   from other channels)is currently:

 Eamonn Daly, ESA (excluding science programme)
 Richard Marsden, ESA science programme
 Maurizio Candidi, CNR
 Paul Cannon, URSI-Commission G
 Mike Hapgood,  EGS
 Hannu Koskinen, SCOSTEP working group on Space weather
 Pierre Lantos, ISES
 Henrik Lundstedt, Lund space weather center
 Goetz Paschmann, ISSI
 Jean-Yves Prado, CNES Programme Directorate
 Michael Rycroft, ISU
 Volker Bothmer, EGS-Solar Physics Secretary
 Wolfgang Baumjohann, IWF Graz, Austria
 Jinbin Cao, Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative
 Barbara Poppe, NOAA Space Environment Centre

- SWEN archives are also available on:

http://www.lund.irf.se/HeliosHome/SWEN/spweuro.html
 

- Please direct all replies and submissions to the
   newsletter to:

   swen@wm.estec.esa.nl

- To subscribe to the newsletter send your email address to:

   swen@wm.estec.esa.nl

-  Please update your e-mail address if it has been changed.
    Please send both your new and old e-mail address to the editor
    for easier updating of your file.
    We are looking forward to receiving your inputs.

SWEN editor:

Alain Hilgers

Co-Editor:

Nadine Hoffmann
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swen@wm.estec.esa.nl

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