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Space Weather Workshop 2011

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2011 Workshop Agenda and Presentations

Tuesday, April 26

7:30

Registration

8:30

Welcoming Remarks
William Murtagh, NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center

8:40

State of the Space Weather Prediction Center
Tom Bogdan, NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center

9:00 - 10:20

Ionospheric Impacts of Space Weather - Chairs, Joe Kunches/Jennifer Meehan

9:00

Is the GPS/GNSS Surveying and Mapping User Community Ready for Solar Cycle 24?
Eric Gakstatter, GPS World

9:20

GPS & Space Weather: Understanding the Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience
Genene Fisher, NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center

9:40

Space Weather Monitoring and Prediction for Aviation Operations
Tim Murphy, Boeing

10:00

Commercial Space Weather Products for Real-Time and Forecast Applications
Robert Schunk, Utah State University

10:10

Real Time Space Weather Forecasts Via ASTRA's Phone App
Geoff Crowley, ASTRA

10:20

Break

10:40 - 12:00

Geomagnetically Induced Currents- Chairs, Chris Balch/William Murtagh

10:40

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Geomagnetic Disturbance Task Force (GMDTF)
Frank Koza, PJM Interconnection

11:00

Geomagnetic Storm Concerns at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Richard Waggel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

11:20

An Insurance Perspective on Threats from Hazardous Solar Storms and Geomagnetic Storms
Jan Eichner, Munich Reinsurance Company/Geo Risks Research

11:40

A UK Perspective on the Present Day Challenges in Understanding the Geomagnetic Hazard to National Power Grids
Alan Thomson, British Geological Survey

12:00

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session - Ionosphere and Thermosphere Research and Applications

2:45

Break

3:00

Aviation and Space Weather - Chair, Genene Fisher

3:00

Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Efforts to Mitigate the Super Storm
Bryn Jones, SolarMetrics Limited

3:20

Real-time Atmospheric Radiation Exposure: NAIRAS Model Predictions and the ARMAS Measurement Program
Chris Mertens, NASA

3:40 - 5:00

Satellite Issues - Chair, Lt. Col. Chris Smithtro

3:40

Space Weather Impacts on Emergency Response
Mark MacAlester, Federal Emergency Management Agency

4:00

Space Weather Conditions at the Time of the Galaxy 15 Spacecraft Anomaly
William Denig, NOAA/National Geophysical Data Center

4:20

The Timescale of Surface Charging Events/Space Weather Anomaly Assessments
Joseph Mazur, Aerospace Corporation

4:40

The AE-9/AP-9 Radiation Specification Model: An Update
Greg Ginet, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

5:00

End of Sessions

Wednesday, April 27

8:30 - 10:00

Commercial Space Weather Interest Group Roundtable Session: Growing the Space Weather Enterprise: Space Weather Events - Preparation and Mitigation

Keynote Speaker: Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Vice President, Science Programs, CSC: "Growing the Space Weather Enterprise- Global Opportunities"

Panelists:
Thomas Bogdan, Director, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
Colonel Steve Butler, Command Lead for Space Situational Awareness and Command and Control, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado - Presentation 
Jim Caverly, Director, Partnership & Outreach Division- Department of Homeland Security - Presentation 

Moderator and Organizer: Devrie Intriligator, Director, Space Plasma Laboratory, Carmel Research Center, Inc.

10:00

Break

10:20 - 12:20

Agency Activities- Chair, Tom Bogdan

10:20

National Weather Service
Laura Furgione

10:40

Air Force Weather
Col. John Egentowich

11:00

NASA Heliophysics Division
Richard Fisher

11:20

National Science Foundation
Richard Behnke

11:40

NASA Space Radiation Analysis Group
Neal Zapp

12:00

Office of Naval Research
Robert McCoy

12:20

Lunch

1:20 - 3:20

Poster Session - Magnetosphere Research and Applications

3:00

Break

3:20 - 4:00

Space Weather Enterprise: Mapping the Future - Chair, Richard Behnke

3:20

The National Space Weather Program: 2010 and the Next Decade
Michael Bonadonna, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology

3:40

The NRC Decadal Survey in Solar and Space Physics: Space Weather Goals and Objectives
Dan Baker, University of Colorado, Boulder

4:00 - 5:00

International Coordination of Space Weather Activities- Chair, James Head

4:00

Expanding International Collaboration for Space Weather Services
David Boteler, International Space Environmental Service

4:20

ESA Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Space Weather Services: Status and Near Future Prospects
Juha-Pekka Luntama, European Space Agency

4:40

Space Weather in the World Meteorological Organization
Terry Onsager, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

5:00

End of Sessions

6:00 - 8:30

Reception and Dinner at UCAR
​Special Guest Speaker: Pål Brekke – Norwegian Space Centre 
The Northern Lights - From Myths to Modern Science and Space Weather

Thursday, April 28

8:30 - 10:10

International Coordination of Space Weather Activities - Chair, Terry Onsager

8:30

Space Weather Services and R&D at the U.K. Met Office
David Jackson, UK Met Office

8:50

Current Status and Future Plans for Space Weather Operations in KMA
Jae Gwang Won, Korea Meteorological Administration

9:10

Advance of Space Weather Service in the Space Environment Prediction Center (SEPC), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)
Liu Siqing, Center for Space Science and Applied Research

9:30

Space Weather Operations in China
Xiaoxin Zhang, China Meteorological Administration

9:50

Activities of Korea Space Weather Center
Seok-hee Joseph Bae, Korean Radio Research Agency

10:10

Break

10:40 - 12:00

Space Weather Prediction Modeling - Chair, Rodney Viereck

10:40

The Evaluation of Geospace Models for Transition to Operations
Howard Singer, NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center

11:00

Space Weather Modeling Framework
Aaron Ridley, University of Michigan

11:20

Open Geospace General Circulation Model 4.0
Jimmy Raeder, University of New Hampshire

11:40

Space Weather Capabilities of the Coupled Magnetosphere Ionosphere Thermosphere Model
Michael Wiltberger, National Center for Atmospheric Research

12:00

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session - Solar and Interplanetary Research and Applications

2:45

Break

3:00 - 5:00

Space Weather Prediction Modeling (continued) - Chair, David Jackson

3:00

Space Weather Services for NASA's Robotic Missions
Michael Hesse, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

3:20

Transition of the Wang-Sheeley-Arge Enlil Cone Model to Operations at the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
Vic Pizzo, NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center

3:40

Towards Numerical Space Weather Prediction with Whole Atmosphere Models
Rashid Akmaev, NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center

4:00

Lower and Upper Atmosphere Coupling and Implications for Upper Atmosphere Predictability
Hanli Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research

4:20

Possible Contribution of Ground-to-Topside Model of Atmosphere and Ionosphere for Aeronomy (GAIA) to Space Weather Applications
Jin Hidekatsu, Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

4:40

Recent Advances in Ionospheric Irregularity and Scintillation Forecasting
John Retterer, Air Force Research Laboratory

5:00

End of Sessions

6:00 - 9:00

SWPC / Commercial Space Weather Interest Group Dinner and Summit (by invitation)

Friday, April 29

8:30 - 10:10

Satellite Observations and Data - Chairs, Bob Rutledge/Meghan Stockman

8:30

The First Year of Science From the Solar Dynamics Observatory
Dean Pesnell, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

8:50

NASA's STEREO Mission
Terry Kucera, NASA

9:10

Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP): Research to Operations
Geoff Reeves, Los Alamos National Laboratory

9:30

GNSS Radio Occulation Constellations for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate: Status of the COSMIC and Planned COSMIC-2 Missions
Bill Schreiner, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

9:50

Space Weather and the Active Magnetosphere Polar Electrodynamics Response (AMPERE)
Brian Anderson, Johns Hopkins University

10:10

Break

10:30 - 12:10

Solar Cycle and Long Term Trends in Space Weather - Chair, Ernie Hildner

10:30

Daily Tropical Cyclone Intensity Response to Solar Ultraviolet Radiation
James Elsner, Florida State University

10:50

Amplifying the Pacific Climate Response to a Small 11-Year Solar Cycle Forcing
Gerald Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research

11:10

The Unusually Deep and Long Solar Minimum: How Unusual Was IT?
Rodney Viereck, NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center

11:30

The Unusual Minimum of Solar Cycle 23: Physical Cause and Space Weather Consequences
Petrus Martens, Montana State University

11:50

Update, or Lack Thereof, to the Solar Cycle 24 Prediction
Doug Biesecker, NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center

12:10

End of Conference