Space Weather Euro News Vol. 7 Issue 6 (22-4-2003)

Table of Contents:
1. The Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling Summer School 2003
2. Meeting Announcement: Magnetospheric Response to Solar Activity,
Prague, September 9-12, 2003

3. Call for Papers: AMS Symposium on Space Weather, 11-15 January 2004,
Seattle, Washington

4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS


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1. The Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling Summer School 2003

From: W. J. Hughes

Space Weather Phenomena, Consequences, and Modeling
or Reality, Harsh Reality, and Virtual Reality

July 28 to August 8, 2003
Boston University

The Third CISM Summer School will be held at Boston University
July 28-August 8 2003. The school will closely follow the model of the
two previous successful Summer Schools, which comprehensively immersed
students in the subject of space weather, what it is, what it does, and
what can be done about it. The CISM summer school supplements standard
curricula relating to the physics, meteorology, and climatology of space
with integrated overviews of the solar-terrestrial weather system from
the Sun to the earth, its effects and consequences, and the state of the
art in modeling it. A unique feature of the school is a series of
three-hour computer labs to learn how to build and use models to observe
space weather and to make space weather predictions. The team of
instructors will be led by Jeffrey Hughes, Ramon Lopez, John Lyon,
George Siscoe, and Harlan Spence.

The school is intended primarily for students about to enter graduate
school in the space sciences or early in their graduate careers. We
encourage supervisors to recommend the school to their prospective or
current students. However others with a professional interest in space
weather have also attended and benefited from earlier schools. Further
details and application materials, including a request for financial
support, can be found on the CISM web site at CISM is
an NSF Science and Technology Center.

2. Meeting Announcement: Magnetospheric Response to Solar Activity,
Prague, September 9-12, 2003

From: Zdenek Nemecek

A conference on Magnetospheric Response to Solar Activity will be held
at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, on September 9-12, 2003.
The themes of the conference include:

1) Dynamic processes in the solar wind,
2) Magnetopause reconnection as a source of magnetospheric plasma,
3) Waves and non-linear processes determining the magnetospheric
behaviour, and
4) Structures in the magnetotail and their influence on magnetotail

All information and registration forms can be found in the conference
web page:

3. Call for Papers: AMS Symposium on Space Weather, 11-15 January 2004,
Seattle, Washington

From: Genene Fisher

A Symposium on Space Weather, sponsored by the American Meteorological
Society, will be held 11-15 January 2004, as part of the 84th AMS Annual
Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Preliminary programs, registration,
hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site
( in mid-September 2003.

The theme of "prediction" for the 84th Annual Meeting is highly
appropriate for the space weather science and operations communities
which, while lagging several decades behind their counterparts in
meteorology, anticipate developing stronger forecast capabilities in
the near future. Space weather environments include those regions
of the atmosphere upward from the thermosphere and ionosphere through
the magnetosphere, interplanetary medium to the sun. To date, these
regions have been data starved and operational capabilities to model
or forecast these environments are in their infancy. With the recent
and near-future space weather sensors on NASA, NOAA and USAF research
and weather satellites, this situation is rapidly improving and the
prospects for substantial real-time data to feed improved generations
of specification and prediction models are excellent. Space weather
scientists, operators and vendors are in a unique position to benefit
from the past 20 to 50 years of developments in meteorology as their
discipline achieves a new level of maturity.

A major theme of the Symposium on Space Weather will be to examine the
similarities between space weather and tropospheric weather in a number
of areas with emphasis on data assimilation and new efforts to produce
seamless models from the oceans upward toward the sun. Over the past
few years there have been a number of discoveries that challenge our
understanding of the lower and upper atmospheric regions as distinct
regions. We now know that atmospheric electrical discharges can extend
upward from cloud tops to 100 km or more and new models show the
importance of dynamics and waves coupling between the surface and the
upper atmosphere and ionosphere. Space weather modelers are in the early
stages of developing an assimilating model for the ionosphere and scientists
working in other space weather domains are just beginning to think about
how to assimilate data into models. There is intense interest by space
weather modelers in defining metrics and attempts to develop a measure of
skill for environmental prediction. Additionally, there is interest in
comparisons of operational products, industry needs and value added
products from vendors.

The Symposium of Space Weather is soliciting papers on aspects of space
weather that have an element of commonality with terrestrial weather
applications. Users of space weather services, the airlines as an example,
have relied on terrestrial weather services for many years, and now are
including space weather information in flight planning. What are the
parallels between the integration of the terrestrial and space weather
information? What are the contrasts?

The Symposium on Space Weather will involve one day of presentations.
Most will be invited but contributed papers will be solicited. A poster
session will be included as appropriate. A session in this Symposium
will be held jointly with a session in the Symposium on Education.
Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by 1 August 2003
(refer to the AMS Web page at for instructions.)
An abstract fee of $60 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is
charged at the time of submission (refundable only if abstract is not

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified (via e-mail) by
mid-September 2003. A preprint CD-ROM is being prepared, authors of
invited and accepted papers will be asked to contribute to this volume.
All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be
available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended
manuscripts for the preprint CD-ROM will be posted on the AMS Web site.
Manuscripts (up to 3MB) must be submitted electronically by 3 November
2003 to AMS Headquarters. A preprint CD charge will be assessed to
defray production costs. Registrants will receive a preprint CD-ROM
at the conference. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and
general information will be posted on the AMS Web site
( in mid-September 2003.

For additional information please contact the program chairperson,
Bob McCoy, (703-696-8699; email: or Genene Fisher
(202-737-9006 ext 422; email:

4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS

(From 19/03/2003 to 19/05/2003, Act.Ref.: 03.153.31)

(From 06/03/2003 to 05/05/2003, Act.Ref.: 01.1EM.16)

(From 10/09/2002 to 18/11/2002, Act.Ref.: 02.1AE.12)


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