SolarNews – Volume 2016 Number 15

The Electronic Newsletter of the
Solar Physics Division
American Astronomical Society
Volume 2016 Number 15

Aimee Norton, Editor

National Solar Observatory/Dunn Solar Telescope – Call for Observing Proposals at the DST for the 4th Quarter of 2016

Han Uitenbroek
23 Jul 2016

The National Solar Observatory provides telescope time at the Dunn Solar Telescope (DST) throughout the year. Calls for proposals are issued quarterly, with the deadline for submission occurring one and a half month before the start of the quarter. Thus, the deadline for submission for the final quarter of 2016 is Aug 15. The NSO is fully committed to operate the DST and its full complement of instruments through 2017, and make observing time available throughout that year. Observing requests can be filled out electronically at:

Han Uitenbroek ([email protected])
DST Program Scientist

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Eagle – A Solar Data Archive

Nathalia Alzate
25 Jul 2016

One of the main strengths of the Solar System Physics group at Aberystwyth University is the development of new data analysis tools for solar observations. Eagle – our solar data archive – is a repository of images (processed using our new image processing techniques) and information gained from the analysis tools, intended to aid researchers in investigating solar coronal phenomena and characteristics.  It also provides access to image processing software, allowing researchers the option to apply to their own data. The archive contains data from CORIMP, SDO, SOHO and STEREO. The Solar Data Archive is run by a team of scientists within the Solar System Physics group, led by Dr Huw Morgan ([email protected]). The archive can be found at where you will also find information about the image processing methods, details on the images in the repository, a glimpse at some of the science we do and further contact information.

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NASA Proposal Formatting Compliance

Arik Posner
28 Jul 2016

It has come to the attention of the Program Scientists in Heliophysics at NASA HQ that some proposers are not following the rules with respect to font size, line spacing, and margins. These rules are established to provide a fair framework within which all proposers have the same amount of space inside the page limits for writing their step-2 (full) proposals. The rules are also intended to limit the burden on reviewers, making it less difficult and time consuming to fulfill their reviewer assignments.

We want to remind all potential PIs that the NASA proposers’ guidebook gives specific guidance on these formatting criteria, and that this guidance must be followed or proposals may be declared non-compliant and returned without review, or declined following review if violations are detected during the evaluation process. (As a guidance, Times New Roman font size 12, single-spaced, 1-inch margin on all sides would be a safe option to choose.)

It is also important to read a ROSES element before submitting a proposal, as there can be changes from year to year and there may be particular guidance that supersedes guidance in the NASA Guidebook for Proposers. We recommend that you become familiar with both documents before submitting a proposal.

Arik Posner
Heliophysics R&A Lead
NASA/SMD Heliophysics Division

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RHESSI Science Nuggets in July, 2016

Hugh Hudson
29 Jul 2016

No. 279, “Unexpected distributions of solar electrons in the heliosphere,” by Andreas Klassen and the SEPT/STEREO team: Solar energetic electrons may have complicated and informative distributions in the interplanetary medium

No. 278, “Initiation of a type II radio burst without a CME,” by Pankaj Kumar. Davina Innes, and Kyung-Suk Cho: A global coronal shock wave without a CME driver.

See listing the current series, 2008-present, and for the original series, 2005-2008.

We publish these at roughly two-week intervals and welcome contributions, which should be related, at least loosely, to RHESSI science.

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HMI Science Nugget #57

Xudong Sun
29 Jul 2016

A new HMI Science Nugget, entitled “Formation of Large-Scale Inflows Into Active Regions” by Alexander Kosovichev, is now online.

We welcome submissions on work related to HMI scientific goals. More information can be found at

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Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Position in Solar Plasma Physics at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research – Reminder

Johannes Stecker
27 Jul 2016

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in solar plasma physics. The successful candidate will join the DFG-funded project “The Solar Interface Region” led by Thomas Wiegelmann. The aim is to study the interface region between the solar photosphere and the solar corona, which consists of the chromosphere and transition region. Plasma heating and mass supply from the photosphere to the corona takes place in this interface region, which is still not well understood. We study this region with the help of data-driven modelling based on observations from the balloon-borne mission SUNRISE and the small explorer mission IRIS. Analyzing data from these two new missions (and additionally from SDO and Hinode) together with sophisticated magnetic field extrapolation and plasma modelling techniques developed in the SOCo3D-group at MPS, give the opportunity to investigate the mass and energy supply of the solar atmosphere.

“The Solar Interface Region” project will reside in the solar department of the MPS, one of the largest groups in solar physics worldwide. The institute is located in Goettingen (Germany), a lively and scenic university town.

Applicants must hold a PhD in physics, astrophysics or a closely related field. They should have an outstanding research record. Relevant experience in numerical computing and solar plasma physics are of advantage. Applications including a CV, a statement of research experience, a publication list and the names and contact details of three potential referees should be sent to [email protected] with the subject line “Postdoctoral Position in Solar Plasma Physics.”

The position is available from November 1, 2016 (exact starting date negotiable) and is offered for a period of three years. Salary will be according to grade E13 of the TVöD scale of the German public services. Application deadline is August 15th, 2016.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and persons with disabilities.

For further information please contact Thomas Wiegelmann ([email protected]) or Johannes Stecker ([email protected]).

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Meeting Announcements

7th Solar Orbiter Workshop “Exploring the Solar Environs” – First Announcement

Ada Ortiz Carbonell
15 Jul 2016

Dear Colleagues,

This is the first announcement of the 7th Solar Orbiter Workshop, which will be held at the Granada Convention Center (Granada, Spain) from the 3rd to the 6th of April 2017. This event will be hosted by the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia – CSIC.

Please mind that on April 7th the 20th SWT meeting will take place at the same venue.

For more information visit our new website:


The Solar Orbiter mission will bring the community an excellent opportunity for doing unique science that embraces most solar topics from the interior up to the heliosphere employing novel vantage points. The combined use of results from its four in-situ and six remote-sensing instruments will provide an unprecedented view of the Sun and the interplanetary medium. Aimed at discussing most of these topics, the 7th Solar Orbiter Workshop entitled “Exploring the solar environs” will be held in Granada, Spain, from the 3rd through the 6th of April, 2017. Overviews, prospects, and new science about the solar interior, the photospheric structure, dynamics, and magnetic fields, the chromosphere, the corona, the solar wind, and the heliospheric magnetic fields and particles are scheduled. Synergies with other missions and ground-based observatories will also be covered. Theoreticians, observers, and instrumentalist astronomers are encouraged to attend.

Confirmed invited speakers

S. Antiochos (NASA)
R. Bruno (IFSI-INAF)
M. Collados (IAC)
S. Cranmer (CU)
B. De Pontieu (LMSAL)
L. Gizon (MPS)
V. Hansteen (UiO)
Y. Katsukawa (NAOJ)
E. Kilpua (UH)
A. Lagg (MPS)
D. Lario (APL)
V. Martinez Pillet (NSO)
M. J. Owens (UR)
S. Parenti (ROB)
E. Priest (UStA)
J.C. Raymond (CfA)
K. Reeves (CfA)
A. Rouillard (CNES)
T. Shimizu (ISAS)
L. van Driel-Gesztelyi (MSSL)
M. Velli (JPL)
P. Young (NASA)
F. Zucarello (INAF)

Please send your inquiries or comments to the following email address: [email protected]

Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta (on behalf of the SOC and the LOC)

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2016 AGU Fall Meeting – Abstracts Due Wednesday, 3 August

Todd Hoeksema
31 Jul 2016

The Fall 2016 AGU Meeting will be held 12 – 16 December in San Francisco.

There are several sessions related to solar physics and space weather.

The abstract submission deadline is August 3 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The meeting web site is

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2016 AGU Fall Meeting Session SH027 “Waves, Oscillations, and Instabilities in Solar and Heliospheric Plasma Structures”

Irina Kitiashvili
15 Jul 2016

SH027: “Waves, Oscillations, and Instabilities in Solar and Heliospheric Plasma Structures”
AGU fall meeting, San Francisco, 12-16 December 2016 (meeting website:
Final abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Space and ground based observations have detected a variety of low-frequency plasma waves, oscillations, and instabilities (e.g., Alfven waves, Fast/Slow/EUV waves, global-kink-mode, and sausage-mode) in solar and heliospheric magnetoplasma structures that exist across a wide range of spatio-temporal scales (e.g., small flux- ropes in the surface-granulation-pattern, spicules, prominences, coronal loops). Laboratory plasma experiments have made important contributions in developing models that can accurately predict propagation, damping, and growth-rate of plasma waves and instabilities. Development of similar models for solar plasma structures can help us fully utilize diagnostic capabilities of these waves and understand their role in energy transport on the Sun. This session provides a platform to bring together experts in remote observational analysis, numerical/analytical modeling, and experimental/theoretical plasma physics. We especially welcome contributions based on recent (SDO, Hinode, IRIS, WIND, ACE, Helios, Cluster, and MMS) and planning for next generation observational facilities (DKIST, EST, COSMO, Solar-Orbiter, and Solar-Probe plus).

Shreekrishna Tripathi (UCLA), Leon Ofman (CUA/NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center), Irina Kitiashvili (NASA Ames Research Center), Viktor Fedun (University of Sheffield, UK)

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2016 AGU Fall Meeting Session SH017 “Snow Flakes in the Oven – Cool Prominences and Coronal Rain in the Hot Solar Corona” — Last Call

Wei Liu
23 Jul 2016

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to a joint session on solar prominences/filaments and coronal rain at the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting, December 12–16, 2016, San Francisco. This session will provide a venue for discussing these two closely related, but traditionally separated phenomena, which have important implications not only for solar physics but also for heliophysics and plasma physics in general. We anticipate this session will facilitate fruitful cross-disciplinary collaboration which will be critical in advancing our understanding of such fascinating phenomena.

Abstracts submission Deadline (FIRM): 3 August, 11:59 P.M. EDT (UTC – 4 hours)


Session Title: Snow Flakes in the Oven — Cool Prominences and Coronal Rain in the Hot Solar Corona

Session Description: The solar corona is hot and tenuous. Yet, it hosts a variety of mysteriously cool and dense plasma structures, primarily in two distinct forms – prominences and coronal rain. Their importance has been increasingly recognized, especially with the advent of the IRIS mission since 2013. They can involve a radiative cooling instability that causes hot coronal mass to condense and fall back to the chromosphere, closing the loop of the corona-chromosphere mass cycle and providing implications for the fundamental coronal heating problem. Some prominences form the cores of CMEs that are major drivers of space-weather disturbances. We invite contributions on such topics as observational and modeling investigations of the formation and dynamics of prominences and coronal rain, their magnetic and plasma environments, their relevant physical processes such as ion-neutral coupling and magnetic reconnection in partially ionized plasmas, their diagnostic applications, and their space-weather consequences and predictive potential.

Invited Speakers:
   Jean-Claude Vial (Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris-Sud, France)
   Chun Xia (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)

   Wei Liu, Patrick Antolin, Tom Berger

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2016 AGU Fall Meeting Session SH023 “The Maunder Minimum: How Deep, How Long?” — Call for Abstracts

Nadezhda Zolotova
26 Jul 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to forward the following AGU Section announcement that might be of interest for you:
Section SH023. The Maunder Minimum: How Deep, How Long?

We invite you to join us at AGU Fall Meeting, 12–16 December 2016, San Francisco, USA, a major international meeting with a long-standing tradition in Earth and space science.

The Section SH023 highlights the behavior of the solar activity over the so-called Maunder minimum and will be a useful forum for the exchange of ideas, for presenting research, and for catalyzing collaborative research.

We invite contributions including direct solar observations and proxies, as well as results of modeling the solar cycle, investigation of the Maunder-like minima on stars.

The themes we aim to explore at the Section will include (but not be restricted to)

  1. Reconstruction of solar activity in the past
  2. Grand minima and maxima
  3. Time series analysis
  4. Sunspot observation processing and revising observational data
  5. Maunder minimum in dynamo
  6. Proxy data, 14C, 10Be, Aurora, TSI, etc.
  7. Maunder minimum on the stars

The abstract submission site is now open. The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, 3 August 23:59 EDT:

Conveners: Nadezhda Zolotova (Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory, St Petersburg, Russia) and Leif Svalgaard (Stanford University, HEPL, Stanford, CA, United States)

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2016 AGU Fall Meeting Session SH011 “New Observations and Recent Results for Solar X-ray Spectral Measurements and their Applications for Earth’s Atmosphere” – Call for Abstracts, Final Announcement

Amir Caspi
27 Jul 2016

Dear Colleagues,

The AGU abstract deadline is just days away: Aug 3 at 11:59pm EDT.

We cordially invite you to submit an abstract for the Fall AGU 2016 meeting, session SH011, “New Observations and Recent Results for Solar X-ray Spectral Measurements and their Applications for Earth’s Atmosphere.” This session is inspired by recent and upcoming missions to measure the critically under-observed ≈ 0.2 – 5 keV (≈ 0.25 – 6 nm) spectral range, including the Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) CubeSat.

The session invites talks covering ALL X-ray bands, not just soft X-rays – if your work relates to solar X-rays of any type, please consider submitting an abstract to this session.

We invite presentations discussing spectrally-resolved solar X-ray measurements (including spectroscopy and imaging), new techniques, and instrumentation (including proposed new instruments); their implications for studies of plasma heating and particle acceleration in the flaring and quiescent corona; and their influence on Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere.  The full session description, and a link to submit an abstract, can be found here:

The deadline to submit an abstract is 3 August 2016 at 11:59pm EDT.  We look forward to your submissions!

Conveners: Amir Caspi (SwRI), Tom Woods (CU/LASP)

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2016 AGU Fall Meeting Session SH013 “Organizing and Understanding Solar and Heliospheric Data for Discovery” – Call for abstracts

Jack Ireland
27 Jul 2016

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to submit abstracts to the 2016 Fall AGU session “Organizing and Understanding Solar and Heliospheric Data for Discovery” (description below). Abstracts may be submitted here

The abstract submission deadline is soon – 3 August 2016 11.59pm EDT.

Session Description: The Sun influences the Earth through a complex set of interactions across interplanetary space. The behavior of this system is measured by many different instruments that produce many varied data. In the near future, the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope will produce data at rates exceeding the Solar Dynamics Observatory, and Solar Probe Plus and Solar Orbiter will bring entirely new perspectives on the Sun-Earth system. These disparate data are essentially different views of the same Sun-Earth system. Maximizing the scientific output from these variegated data is the key to progress, and the subject of this session. We solicit contributions covering the following topics: – automated solar feature recognition and tracking – cloud computing in support of solar big data analysis – data/knowledge visualization and discovery – efficient spatio-temporal data querying – machine learning from solar data – spatio-temporal pattern mining – storage of, and access to big data repositories.

Conveners: Jack Ireland (NASA GSFC/ADNET Systems, Inc) and Rafal Angryk (Georgia State University, US)

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2016 AGU Fall Meeting Session SH019 “Space Weather Forecasting: Science, Operations, and Missing Information” – Final Announcement

Mario Bisi
29 Jul 2016

Dear All.

We ask for contributed abstracts to our co-convened SH (Solar and Heliospheric Physics) and SM (Magnetospheric Physics) space-weather science, forecasting, operations, and missing information session at the upcoming Fall AGU in San Francisco, 12-16 December 2016 ( The abstract-submission deadline is fast coming upon us on 03 August 2016 at 11:59 P.M. EDT / 04 August 2016 at 03:59UT (see: for details).

The full session description is below including related sessions which we are attempting to coordinate with for consecutive session running at the meeting.  To submit your abstract, the first author must be the submitting author and must be an AGU member (before 24 July 2016). First authors are allowed to submit one contributed abstract, or one contributed abstract and one invited abstract, or two invited abstracts to the science sessions. An additional abstract can be submitted to Union and Public Affairs sessions.

To submit your abstract, please go here:

Please note that this session is being organized as one of the new alternate-format sessions and the details will be given in the next announcement; please see: for further AGU details on the alternate format sessions. Confirmed panellist members include senior representation from both NOAA-SWPC and NASA Heliophysics, Mark Gibbs (Met Office, UK), Kanya Kusano (Nagoya University, Japan/PSTEP), and Clezio Marcos De Nardin (National Institute for Space Research, Brasil/ISES), and we are in the preparations of confirming one panellist from another international organisation.

We look forward to your submission!

Best wishes,

Mario (on behalf of all the SH019 Conveners).

Session ID#: 12359

Session Description:
Society is ever-more reliant on reliable energy supplies and the technologies which they enable/run. These are susceptible to both extreme and everyday space weather (SW); the latter in the current solar cycle has proven to be more-surprisingly influenced by solar-wind structures and not just CME events. Such susceptibilities include power grids, aviation/maritime, communications, GNSS positioning/timing, etc…

Following the highly-successful session at Fall-AGU-2015, this session is intended to follow-up and expand/continue the assessment of the state-of-the-art global SW forecasting capabilities and establish where additional-services/improvements are necessary to advance our SW forecast/prediction capabilities.

The session solicits contributions of: the provision of suitable observations/measurements; the developments of scientific models into operational use; and ongoing developments of SW forecasting. Contributions emphasizing science from SW operational missions (e.g. GOES/DSCOVR/NOAA-2020/Carrington) including those highlighting data/model gaps and that identify steps needed to further improve or keep existing SW forecasting services viable, are also very-much welcomed.

Primary Convener: Mario Mark Bisi, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, OX11 0QX, United Kingdom
Conveners: Antti A Pulkkinen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Americo Gonzalez-Esparza, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Ciudad DE Armería, Mexico

Co-Organized with:
SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics (SH), and SPA-Magnetospheric Physics (SM)

NH – Natural Hazards
P – Planetary Sciences
SA – SPA-Aeronomy
SM – SPA-Magnetospheric Physics

Index Terms:
4305 Space weather [NATURAL HAZARDS]
7594 Instruments and techniques [SOLAR PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTRONOMY]
7924 Forecasting [SPACE WEATHER]
7999 General or miscellaneous [SPACE WEATHER]

Related National Space Weather Action Plan (NSWAP)-focused sessions include:
SM004: Assessing the National Space Weather Action Plan: Implications for Space Weather Research
PA012: Defining Extreme Space Weather Events
PA037: The National Space Weather Action Plan: Five Benchmarks for Extreme Space Weather Events

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4th SOLARNET Meeting “The Physics of the Sun from the Interior to the Outer Atmosphere” Jan 16 to 20, 2017 – Call for Abstracts

Elena Khomenko
28 Jul 2016

We are pleased to invite abstract submissions for the 4th SOLARNET Meeting “The physics of the Sun from the interior to the outer atmosphere” in Lanzarote (Spain) on Jan 16-20, 2017.

The purpose of this conference is to provide a coherent picture of the Sun as a single physical system playing all the underlying physical processes measured and observed in the solar atmosphere to date. The meeting is organized by SOLARNET, an EU-FP7 project coordinated by IAC with the aim of bringing together and integrating the major European research infrastructures in the field of high-resolution solar physics.

Important dates:

August 15, 2016: Registration opens
October 1, 2016: Deadline for applications for financial support
October 16, 2016: Abstract submission deadline and Registration form submission deadline
November 16, 2016: Deadline of early registration fee payment

The scientific program will include the following topics:

Solar internal structure from helioseismology
Solar cycle: convection, rotation, dynamo, and flux emergence
Theoretical radiative transfer and spectropolarimetry
Photospheric dynamics and magnetism;
Chromospheric dynamics and magnetism;
Corona and transition region: dynamics, magnetic fields and heating mechanisms
Energetic events, flares and CMEs and space weather
Upcoming telescopes and instruments
Science with the future EST

Graduate students and early-career postdocs are particularly invited to participate in the conference to present their research work and to meet and discuss with their more senior colleagues.

A limited amount of financial resources shall be available to grant travel support.

Contact: solarnet4m(at)

More about the conference at

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17th MHD Days 2016

Jörn Warnecke
30 Jul 2016

17th MHD Days 2016
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Nov 30–Dec 2, 2016

Scope and Goals
We are happy to invite you to participate in the 17th MHD Days hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen. As in previous years, the meeting aims at bringing together researchers working on general issues of magnetohydrodynamics, plasma physics, and related experiments. Theoretical, numerical, and observational results from the above-mentioned fields all belong to the scope of the meeting.

Important dates
15th of August:      Registration and abstract submission opens
18th of October:    Last day for special hotel reservation
1st of November:    Abstract deadline
16th of November:  Registration deadline
30th of November:  Start of the meeting

A registration form and an abstract submission form will be available from the 15th of August on the website:

A registration fee of maximal 100 EUR will be collected to cover some expenses during the meeting, i.e., lunches, coffee, and conference dinner.

We plan to start the meeting in the morning of Wednesday, November 30, and to finish on Friday, December 2, around noon. At the beginning of each day, there will be keynote talks on the solar dynamo, the role of turbulent effects in dynamo action, and global models of turbulent magneto-convection, followed by contributed talks. We also plan to reserve time to exchange as many news as possible. A detailed program will follow and be published on the website.

Keynote speakers: Maarit J. Kapyla, Karl-Heinz Raedler, Manfred Schüssler

Looking forward to seeing you in Göttingen!
Jörn Warnecke
(On behalf of the Organising Committee)

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AOSWA Special Session “Radio Heliophysics for Space Weather Applications”, 24 to 27 October 2016 – Jeju, South Korea

Mario Bisi
31 Jul 2016

Dear Colleagues.

We would like to ask you to submit a contributed abstract of your work applicable to our session “Radio Heliophysics for Space Weather Applications” at the upcoming 2016 4th Asia Oceania Space Weather Alliance (AOSWA) Workshop, 24 – 27 October 2016, in Jeju, Republic of Korea (South Korea). Our session description can be found below.

Please submit your abstract here: ASAP; please note that the abstract-submission deadline has been informally extended to 15th August 2016 (Korean time).

When the abstracts are in – the organisers will group the non-invited submissions with the invited submissoins to form the sessions and put a coherent programme together – this will then be reflected online; currently, none of the sessions are advertised online. The AOSWA meeting in Japan in March 2015 ( is a good example of how the sessions may turn out in terms of the programmatic layout. This year, AOSWA are strongly encouraging international engagement at the workshop and hence the scope of our session.

The main AOSWA website can be found here: where further information will appear in due course.

Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you on Jeju in October,

Mario (and Bernie).

Radio Heliophysics for Space Weather Applications – a special session at the 4th AOSWA in South Korea, 24 – 27 October 2016.

Observations of radio for heliophysics in general have been used for many years – for well over a half century. Radio arrays/telescopes/spacecraft instrumentation and analyses tools have been developed and used in more-recent times for space-weather applications as well as space weather science over the last two decades or more. Such radio techniques include the monitoring of the Sun, the tracking of solar radio bursts (due to interplanetary shock propagation), interplanetary scintillation (IPS) for monitoring the velocity and density of outflow across the inner heliosphere, and most recently the adoption/trialling of Faraday rotation (FR) for space-weather purposes, to name but a few. This session aims in highlighting all manner of ground-based and space-based radio observations and modelling in heliophysics as applied to space weather, as well as those techniques under development for space-weather purposes with the advent of new/differing techniques now able to be undertaken with advanced/novel radio instrumentation which one day may be able to be used in space-weather applications and not just for space-weather and radio heliophysics advancements.

Dr. Mario M. Bisi (STFC RAL Space, UK)
Dr. Bernard V. Jackson (CASS-UCSD, USA)

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IAU Symposium 327 “Fine Structure and Dynamics of the Solar Atmosphere” October 9 to 14, 2016 Cartagena de Indias, Colombia – Call for Abstracts

Juan Carlos Martinez Oliveros
01 Aug 2016

Call for abstracts to the IAU Symposium 327: Fine Structure and Dynamics of the Solar Atmosphere
October 9–14, 2016 Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Late Poster Abstract Deadline: August 25
(Only Posters)

International Astronomical Union Symposium 327 (IAUS327) on “Fine Scale and Dynamics of the Solar Atmosphere,” which will be held at Universidad de Cartagena in Colombia, October 9–14, 2016.

To submit your abstract, register, or review the science program details, please visit our website:

Abstracts are solicited for poster contributions describing solar research for the following sessions:

Session 1: Key fundamental questions and challenges
Session 2: Advances in high-resolution solar observations – I
Session 3: Advances in high-resolution solar observations – II
Session 4: Energy, mass and magnetic flux transport between the convection zone and the outer solar atmosphere – I
Session 5: Energy, mass and magnetic flux transport between the convection zone and the outer solar atmosphere – II
Session 6: Multi-scale magnetic reconnection: observations and theories
Session 7: Wave phenomena and atmospheric dynamics
Session 8: Fine structure and dynamics of active regions and sunspots – I
Session 9: Fine structure and dynamics of active regions and sunspots – II
Session 10: Magnetic structure and dynamics of coronal holes and solar wind
Session 11: Energy release and explosive events at the finest spatial and temporal scales
Session 12: Role of small-scale structures in the chromosphere-corona heating
Session 13: Fine-structure of solar flares
Session 14: Solar-stellar connections
Session 15: Future directions
Session 16: High energies – fine structure (Radio, X and gamma rays)

The scientific goal of this symposium is to discuss recent results on the processes shaping the structure of the solar atmosphere and driving plasma eruptions and explosive events.

Confirmed Speakers:
S. Solanki, A. Asensio, M. Carlsson, R. Centeno, J. Martínez-Sykora, J. Qiu, K. Shibata, T. Pereira, A. Winebarger, F. Rubio da Costa, C. Xia, T. Van Doorsselaere, S. Bale, L. Glesener

Chair of Scientific Organising Committee: Santiago Vargas Domínguez (OAN, Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Alexander Kosovichev (NJIT, USA), Juan Carlos Martínez Oliver’s (SSL, UC Berkeley, USA)., Patrick Antolin (NAOJ, Japan & University of St Andrews UK), Louise Harra (MSSL, UK), Cristina Mandrini (CONICET, Argentina).

International Scientific Organising Committee: Laura Balmaceda (Argentina), Luis Ramon Bellot Rubio (Spain) , Michele Bianda (Switzerland), Juan Camilo Buitrago-Casas (USA), Mark Cheung (USA) Ineke De Moortel (UK), Sirajul Hasan (India), Ryoko Ishikawa (Japan), Lucia Kleint (Switzerland), Valentín Martínez Pillet (USA) Rob Rutten (Netherlands), Natalia Schukina (Ukraine), Brigitte Schmieder (France), Oskar Steiner (Germany), Mike Wheatland (Australia), Jingxiu Wang (China).

For questions, contact: Santiago Vargas Domínguez [email protected]

We are looking forward to seeing you in Cartagena de Indias!

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Address Change

Shaun Bloomfield – Recent Change of Institution

Shaun Bloomfield
19 Jul 2016

Dear colleagues,

I have recently moved to Northumbria University, UK, to take up a permanent position as a Reader. My new contact details are included below.

Email: Link to new email address

Postal Address:
Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Northumbria University
Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

I look forward to settling in to the Solar Physics Group at Northumbria and thank everyone at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for all of the support that I received while working there over the last 9 years.

Best regards,


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