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THE STEREO SPACE WEATHER GROUP
Welcome to the Home page of the STEREO Space Weather Group. The intent is that this be an open web site, where anyone from the scientific community can follow our efforts to prepare computer programs, modeling efforts and research studies in preparation to use the STEREO observations as a tool for Space Weather. We also invite scientists from outside the SECCHI or STEREO consortia to join in the group's efforts. We describe below the procedure to join the Space Weather group.
There are now two coordinators of the STEREO Space Weather group: David Webb, the SECCHI Space Weather Coordinator and a Co-I on the SECCHI Heliospheric Imager experiment, and Doug Biesecker, of the NOAA Space Environment Center and NOAA’s coordinator of the STEREO Beacon data. This site is intended to be the repository of all pertinent details and information related to the STEREO Space Weather efforts. Our activities are closely coordinated with the STEREO Science Center at GSFC where the Beacon data will reside. Our site will be updated as new information and revisions dictate. A general discussion of Space Weather, the role of coronal mass ejections, and the use of the STEREO instruments for space weather is HERE. We recently completed a chapter on STEREO Space Weather that will appear in the STEREO Instrument book. The current version is HERE
The overall purpose of the Space Weather Group is to help coordinate space weather efforts involving the STEREO mission and its instruments, including that of individual team members, and to help coordinate those efforts that lead to tools and products that can be tested and used before and after the STEREO launch. The STEREO real-time Beacon is a major STEREO effort having Space Weather implications. Other activities of the group include incorporating and interfacing STEREO data and space weather activities with: (1) Imaging and in-situ data from other existing space missions such as ACE, Wind, SOHO, Ulysses, GOES-12 SXI, the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) and Solar Mass Ejection Imager (SMEI), and ground-based observations such as interplanetary scintillation (IPS), optical line and broadband and radio emission, and future missions planned for the STEREO timeframe, such as Solar-B, GOES-13 SXI, and the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO); (2) The Geospace community to understand the coupling of and responses to CMEs and other transient disturbances by encouraging and participating in space weather campaigns; (3) The Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC) and other simulation and modeling groups to use STEREO data as input to space weather models; (4) The SECCHI 3D Reconstruction and Visualization Team to develop models that have a space weather context; (5) The various virtual observatories that are being developed; (6) The International Heliophysical Year (IHY) program in 2007-08; (7) Meetings and workshops involving space weather; and (8) NASA’s PAO EP/O and other outreach activities.
If you wish to join the Space Weather group and be placed on its e-mail list for future messages,
The current members and their email addresses are here. majordomo
Individual team members can be reached by email to the above addresses. A majordomo email list handler is available. An email by you to firstname.lastname@example.org with "help" as the message will get you full instructions. There is a "spaceweather" mailing list with the above members. Team members can distribute a message to all team members by sending the message to the address email@example.com . Messages are archived. A second list, of all SECCHI investigators, is "stereo-all." Some space weather messages of wider interest are sent to this list.
Read past email messages. All spaceweather and stereo-all messages are archived.
There have been 6 SECCHI consortium meetings, most with topics pertinent to space weather or with separate space weather sessions.
STEREO Science Working Group (SWG) Meetings
At the March 22, 2004 SWG at the NOAA Space Environment Center, Boulder Colorado, there was another Beacon talk by Biesecker.
At the SEE STEREO: Science, Education and 3D-Exploration meeting held 2-3 May 2005 at the Hamburg Planetarium, Hamburg, Germany, there was an SWG SWx session led by Biesecker. The agenda, projects, Beacon update, and the Pizzo and Biesecker model were presented by Biesecker. There were other talks by D. Berghmans, M. Pick, C. Russell on Data Browsers for STEREO, E. Robbrecht on CACTus performance on STEREO beacon-data, O. Podladchikova on EUV dimmings M. Kaiser on SWAVES and Space Weather plan, and F. Jansen on the MuSTAnG Space Weather Muon Telescope.
At the March 27-28, 2007 SWG in Greenbelt, MD there was an SWx Group update by Webb.
The first NASA STEREO workshop was held March 18-20, 2002 in Paris. The workshop website has many items of interest for space weather: First STEREO Workshop
At the December, 2004 Fall AGU Special Session on “Preparing for the Solar STEREO Mission: The 3D, Time-dependent Heliosphere from Models and Observations”, Biesecker and Webb presented a poster on STEREO Space Weather.
At the STEREO/ Solar-B Science Planning Workshop at Turtle Bay, Oahu, Hawaii on November 15-18, 2005, there were talks on the Beacon by Biesecker and a session on combining in-situ and image data led by Webb.
The Space Weather Group consists of teams of scientists at particular institutions and individual scientists. Follow links below to learn about the various efforts underway by these group members.
Pertinent Papers, Books or Presentations
Arge, C.N., J.G. Luhmann, D. Odstrcil, C.J. Schrijver, and Y. Li, Stream structure and coronal sources of the solar wind during the May 12th, 1997 CME, JASTP, 66, 1295, 2004.
Biesecker, D.A., D.F. Webb, and O.C. St. Cyr, STEREO Space Weather and the Space Weather Beacon, in STEREO Instrument book, NASA, to be published, 2006.
Carlowicz, M.J. and R.E. Lopez, Storms from the Sun, National Academy of Sciences, Joseph Henry Press, Washington, D.C., 2002.
Luhmann, J.G., S.C. Solomon, J.A. Linker, J.G. Lyon, Z. Mikic, D. Odstrcil, W. Wang, and M. Wiltberger, Coupled model simulation of a Sun-to-Earth space weather event, JASTP, 66, 1243, 2004.
Podladchikova, O. and D. Berghmans, Automated Detection of EIT Waves and Dimmings, Solar Phys., 228, 265, 2005.
Pizzo, V. And D. Biesecker, Geometric localization of STEREO CMEs, Geophys. Res. Lett., L21802, doi:10.1029/2004GL021141, 2004.
Robbrecht, E., and D. Berghmans, Entering the Era of Automated CME Recognition: A Review of Existing Tools, Solar Phys., 228, 239, doi:10.1007/s11207-005-5004-8, 2005.
Siscoe, G., A Culture of Improving Forecasts: Lessons From Meteorology, Space Weather 4(1), S01003, doi:10.1029/2005SW000178, 2006.
Song, P., H. Singer and G. Siscoe, eds., Space Weather, AGU Geophysical Monograph 125, 2001.
St. Cyr, O.C. and J.M. Davila, The STEREO Space Weather Broadcast, in Space Weather, eds. P. Song, H. Singer and G. Siscoe, AGU Geophysical Monograph 125, p. 205, 2001.