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Space Weather Workshop 2006

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Workshop Agenda and Presentations

Tuesday, April 25

7:30

Registration

8:15

Welcome
Bill Murtagh, NOAA Space Environment Center (SEC)

8:20

Space Environment Center: Successes and Challenges
Ron Zwickl, NOAA, SEC

8:40

Customer Uses of Space Weather Products and Data – Bill Murtagh, NOAA/SEC

9:00

A Culture of Improving Forecasts: Lessons From Meteorology
George Siscoe, Boston University

9:20 - 12:00

Airline Issues 
Chair: Joe Kunches

9:20

Continental Airlines: The Space Weather Communications Challenge - Greg Dale, Continental

9:40

Impacts of Cosmic Radiation on Semiconductors: Fundamentals for Applications in Aviation - Matthias Meier, DLR

10:00

Break

10:20

Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer – Real-Time Space Weather & Radiation Monitoring
Bryn Jones, SolarMetrics Limited

10:40

Concept Overview of the Nowcast of Atmospheric Ionizing Radiation for Aviation Safety (NAIRAS) Model
CJ Mertens, NASA Langley

11:00

Predictive Code for AIrcrew Radiation Exposure (PCAIRE)
Les Bennett, RMC/DREO

11:20

Space Weather Effects on United's Polar Operations
Mike Stills, United Airlines

11:40

ICSWIAS Legislative Efforts
Mike Rossetti, American Airlines/APA

11:50

Aviation & Space Weather Policy Research: Integrating SW Observations & Forecasts into Operations – Preliminary Results
Bryn Jones, SolarMetrics

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch

12:00 - 2:00

SEC Aviation Meeting (closed) POC: Joe Kunches

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session - Ionospheric Research and Applications

2:45 - 3:00

Break

3:00

Commercial Space Launch Regulations And the Future
Stewart Jackson, FAA/AST

3:20 - 5:00

Navigation and Communications 
Chair: Tim Fuller-Rowell

3:20

Validation of the Global Assimilation of Ionospheric Measurements (GAIM) Model
Dwight Decker, AFRL

3:40

The Application of UV Remote Sensing for Operational Use
Larry Paxton, JHU/APL

4:00

Analysis and Evaluation of Various Ionospheric Models for Potential Use in the NDGPS Service
David Dodd, USM

4:20

Near Real-time Ionospheric Data Products from COSMIC
Stig Syndergaard, UCAR

4:40

The Space Environmental Effects Monitoring System (SEEMS)
Dave Cooke, AFRL

5:00

End of Session

Wednesday, April 26

8:30 - 9:30

Geomagnetically Induced Currents 
Chair: Chris Balch

8:30

Great Geomagnetic Storms and Extreme Impulsive Geomagnetic Field Disturbance Events – An Analysis of Observational Evidence including the Great Storm of May 1921
John Kappenman, Metatech Corporation

8:50

Magnetic Observatories and Long-Term Dst Estimates
Jeff Love, USGS

9:10

Estimation of Geomagnetically Induced Current Levels from Different Input Data
Antti Pulkkinen, NASA/GSFC

9:30 - 11:10

Economic and Societal Impacts of Space Weather
Chair: Howard Singer

9:30

Documenting Impacts of Space Weather and Estimating Benefits of Forecasts
Ray Williamson, Space Policy Institute

9:50

The 1859 Geomagnetic Superstorm
​Sten Odenwald, NASA/GSFC

10:10 - 10:30

Break

10:30

Is There a Business Case for a European Space Weather Service?
Tim Woodward, Systems Engineering & Assessment Ltd.

10:50

Space Weather Forecasting Technologies
Alex Glocer, U. of Michigan

11:10 - 12:10

International Activities 
Chair: Michael Hesse

11:10

International Space Environment Service: Current Activities and Future Plans
David Boteler, ISES

11:30

Space Weather Related Activities at ESA: Enabling Both Science and Applications
Alexi Glover

11:50

An Overview on Science in Living With a Star, ILWS & IHY
Lika Guhathakurta, NASA Hq.

12:10 - 1:10

Lunch

12:10 - 1:30

VIP Lunch (closed)

1:10

Scientific Data Stewardship in the NOAA Space Weather Program
Eric Kihn, NGDC

1:30 - 3:30

Agency Activities
Chair: Ernie Hildner

1:30

Space Weather from an NCEP Perspective
Louis Uccellini, NWS NCEP

1:50

DoD Perspectives of Space Environment
Major Shannon Walker, USAF/XOWX DOD

2:10

NASA Space Science, Space Weather and Space Exploration
Richard Fisher, NASA

2:30

The NSF and the National Space Weather Program
Richard Behnke, NSF

2:50

Decadal Assessment of National Space Weather Program
Lou Lanzerotti, NJIT

3:10

Space Weather for the DoD Warfighter: AFWA’s Current Operations and Planned Improvements
Maj Tim Nobis, AFWA

3:30 - 3:45

Break

3:30 - 5:00

Poster Session - Magnetospheric Research and Applications

5:00

End

6:00 - 8:30

Reception at UCAR

 

Barbara Poppe Distinguished Carrer Award Presentation

 

The International Space Station: A Personal Perspective of an Ongoing Experiment
John Phillips, NASA

Thursday, April 27

8:30 - 12:00

Space Weather Modeling and Frameworks
Chair: Paul Bellaire

8:30

Transitioning Research to Operations

8:50

The Heliophysics Great Observatory: Current Status and Future Plans
Chuck Holmes, NASA

9:10

Transitioning Solar Irradiance and Solar Wind Models into an Operational System
Kent Tobiska, Space Environment Technologies

9:30

The Solar MURI effort: Recent Results, Directions for the Future
George Fisher, University of California, Berkeley

9:50

Towards Physics-based Space Weather Forecast Models: CISM Progress and Plans
Jeff Hughes, Boston University

10:10 - 10:30

Break

10:30

JPL/USC GAIM: Using COSMIC Occultations in a Real-Time Global Ionospheric Data Assimilation Model
Brian Wilson, JPL

10:50

Data Assimilation Models for Ionospheric Specifications and Forecasts
Bob Schunk, Utah State U.

11:10

Integrated Frameworks for Earth and Space Weather Simulation
Cecelia DeLuca, NCAR

11:30

End-to-End Space Weather Simulations with SWMF
​Tamas Gombosi, U. of Michigan

11:50

Real-time Models at the Community Coordinated Modeling Center and their Capabilities
Michael Hesse, NASA/GSFC

12:10 - 1:00

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session - Solar and Interplanetary Research and Applications

2:45 - 3:00

Break

3:00 - 5:00

Radiation Environment
Chair: Barbara Thompson

3:00

Earth's Radiation Belt Electron and Proton Dynamics During Major Storms From Salammbo Code Simulations
Sebastien Bourdarie, ONERA/DESP

3:20

Radiation Dose at Aircraft Altitudes – A Few Facts to Displace Myths and Urban Legends
Don Smart, CSPAR

3:40

Commercial Passenger Space Flights: Assessing the Space Weather and Environment Needs of Flight Operators
Jim Dunstan, Garvey Schubert Barer

4:00

Virgin Galactic, Space Tourism and Space Weather
Bryn Jones, SolarMetrics Limited

4:20

Space Radiation Health Operations: From LEO to Beyond
Steve Johnson, NASA SRAG

4:40

Characterizing the Mars Surface Radiation Environment with the Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Don Hassler, SWRI

5:00

End

6:00 - 9:00

Vendor Dinner and Meeting (by invitation)
POC: Bill Murtagh

Friday, April 28

8:30 - 9:50

Space Exploration Initiative
Chair: Chris St Cyr

8:30

Operational Space Radiation Analysis for Exploration Class Missions
Mark Weyland, NASA/SRAG

8:50

Radiation Risk Management on Missions to the Moon and Mars
Ron Turner, ANSER

9:10

Challenges for Electronics in the Vision for Space Exploration
Ken LaBel, NASA/REAG

9:30

The Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER): Quantifying the Effects of Space Climate (GCR) and Space Weather (SEP) in Lunar Orbit
Harlan Spence, Boston University

9:50 - 10:10

Break

10:10 - 12:30

On the Horizon
Chair: Doug Biesecker

10:10

Broad Agency Announcement Studies for Solar Wind Acquisition
​Pat Mulligan, NESDIS

10:30

Space Environment Data from Future GOES Missions: GOES NOP and GOES R+
Howard Singer, NOAA/SEC

10:50

Future Solar Missions: STEREO, Solar-B, and SDO
Mike Kaiser, NASA/GSFC

11:10

The Impact of Themis on Ground-Based Space Science Observations
Eric Donovan, Univ. of Calgary

11:30

New Full-Farside Analysis with 10-Years of MDI Observations
Phil Scherrer, Stanford University

11:50

Predicting the Strength of Solar Cycle 24 Using a Flux-transport Dynamo-based Tool
Mausumi Dikpati, NCAR

12:10

The Art and Science of Long-Range Space Weather Forecasting
David Hathaway, NASA

12:30

End of Conference

12:30 - 2:00

Solar Cycle 24 Prediction meeting (closed)
POC: Doug Biesecker