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Space Weather Workshop 2009

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Workshop Agenda and Presentations

Tuesday, April 28

7:30

Registration

8:30

Opening Remarks
LCDR Thomas Peltzer, NOAA/SWPC

8:40

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

9:00 - 10:20

Aviation and Space Weather
Chair: Joe Kunches

9:00

Space Weather Effects on Aviation
Robert Maxson, NWS, Aviation Weather Center

9:20

Space Weather in the Next Generation Air Transportation System
Cecilia Miner, NOAA/NWS/Aviation Services

9:40

Space Weather Requirements - Cross Polar Working Group
Bryn Jones, SolarMetrics

10:00

Polar Aviation Operations and Space Weather
Mike Stills, United Airlines

10:20

Break

10:40 - 12:00

Aviation and Space Weather (continued)
Chair: Joe Kunches

10:40

Evaluation of New Cosmic Radiation Monitors Designed for Aircrew Exposure Assessment
Ian Getley, Qantas Airlines

11:00

Dose Rate Measurements at Aviation Altitudes During the Past Solar Minimum
Matthias Meier, German Aerospace Center

11:20

NAIRAS Prediction of Aircraft Radiation Exposure During a High-energy Solar Energetic Particle Event in October 2003
Chris Mertens, NASA/Langley

11:40

Air Force Weather
Fred Lewis, Air Force Weather

12:00

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session - Solar and Interplanetary Research and Applications

2:45

Break

3:00 - 5:00

Space Weather and Satellite Operations
Chair: Janet Green

3:00

Climatology that Supports Deep Charging Assessments
Michael Bodeau, Northrop Grumman Corporation

3:20

Space Weather Effects on Satellite Launch Operations
George Castillo, United Launch Alliance

3:40

Insurance Issues for Satellites
Jeff Cassidy, COO, Global Aerospace

4:00

Space Weather Importance for Satellite Operations
Dave Chenette, Lockheed Martin Corporation

4:20

AE/AP-9 Radiation Specification Model: An Update
David Byers, National Reconnaissance Office

4:40

Space Weather and International Civil Space Situational Awareness
Suzanne Metlay, Secure World Foundation

5:00

End of Session

Wednesday, April 29

8:30 - 10:00

Commercial Space Weather Interests Group
Devrie Intriligator, Carmel Research Center

 

Speakers:
Commercial ACE Replacement Opportunities & Status
Charles M. Chafer, CEO, Space Services Inc.

Lessons Learned from Integrating New Capabilities in Operational Space Weather Systems
Alan E. Ronn, Director, Environmental Business Area, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Public/Private Partnerships and the Benefits of Space Weather Commerce
Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr, Vice President, Polar Programs, CSC

10:00

Break

10:20 - 11:20

International Activities
Chair: Terry Onsager

10:20

Space Weather Perspectives from the European Space Agency
Alain Hilgers, European Space Agency

10:40

Space Situational Awareness Activities at German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Frank Jansen, German Aerospace Center / Institute of Space Systems

11:00

International Space Environment Service Activities
David Boteler, Natural Resources Canada

11:20

US Department of State Perspective on International Space Weather Cooperation
Suzanne Parete-Koon, Department of State

11:30

The Economic and Societal Impacts of Space Weather
Dan Baker, University of Colorado, Boulder

11:50

Actionable Space Weather Data for Disaster Response
Bill Bagby, Northrop Grumman Corporation

12:10

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session - Magnetospheric Research and Applications

2:45

Break

3:00 - 5:00

Agency Activities Session
Chair: Tom Bogdan

3:00

National Weather Service
Vickie Nadolski, National Weather Service

3:20

Space Situational Awareness Users Perspective
Col Shawn Barnes, USAF

3:40

NASA
Richard Fisher, NASA Heliophysics Division

4:00

Space and Missile Defense Future Warfare Center
Larry Burger, Space and Missile Defense Future Warfare Center

4:20

National Science Foundation
Richard Behnke, NSF

4:40

Office of Naval Research
Robert McCoy. ONR

5:00

End of Session

6:00 - 8:30

Reception and Dinner at UCAR
​Special Guest Speaker: John Troeltzsch - The Kepler Mission

Thursday, April 30

8:30 - 10:10

Space Weather Prediction Modeling
 Chair: Tim Fuller-Rowell

8:30

Use of a Global Weather Model to Study Coupling of Meteorological Disturbances up to the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere
David Siskind, Naval Research Laboratory

8:50

Effects of the Magnetosphere and Lower Atmosphere on the Ionosphere-Thermosphere System
Robert Schunk, Utah State University

9:10

Study of Thermospheric/Ionospheric Variability due to Lower Atmospheric Perturbations
Han-Li Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research

9:30

Integrated Dynamics in the Earth’s Atmosphere (IDEA)
Rashid Akmaev, NOAA/SWPC 

9:50

Regional Ionospheric Studies Using JPL’s Nested Grid GAIM
​Brian Wilson, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

10:10

Break

10:40 - 12:00

Space Weather Prediction Modeling (continued) - Chair: Howard Singer

10:40

The Challenge of Predicting the Ionosphere: Recent Results from CISM
​Jeff Hughes, Boston University

11:00

Modeling the Near-Earth Space Environment with the Space Weather Modeling Framework
Aaron Ridley, University of Michigan

11:20

Modeling Magnetospheric Impact on the Ionosphere: Status and Challenges for the Upcoming Solar Cycle
Joachim Raeder, University of New Hampshire

11:40

DREAM at LEO: Low-altitude Mapping of Equatorial Ring Current and Radiation Belt Model Results
Geoff Reeves, Los Alamos National Laboratory

12:00

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session - Ionospheric Research and Applications and Air Force Research Laboratory Posters

2:45

Break

3:00 - 5:00

Space Weather Prediction Modeling (continued)
Chair: Nick Arge

3:00

Tools and Products of Real-time Modeling: Opportunities for Space Weather Forecasting
Michael Hesse, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

3:20

Electric and Velocity Field Determination in the Solar Atmosphere
George Fisher, University of California at Berkeley

3:40

Space Weather Modeling of the Solar Terrestrial Connection Event in December 2006: From the Sun to Interplanetary Space
Kazunari Shibata, Kyoto University

4:00

Geomagnetic Activity Forecast Based on SW-M-I Coupling
Tsutomu Nagatsuma, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

4:20

European Space Weather Modeling Activities: A Look at Current Capabilities and the Transition to Operational Services
Alexi Glover, European Space Agency

4:40

AFRL’s Space Weather Forecasting Laboratory: Bringing Technology to the Warfighter
​Joel Mozer, Air Force Research Laboratory

5:00

End of Session

Friday, May 1

8:30 - 10:10

Manned Space Flight Radiation Issues
Chair: Doug Biesecker

8:30

Space Weather Issues for Manned Spaceflight
Neal Zapp, NASA/Space Radiation Analysis Group

8:50

The Earth-Moon-Mars Radiation Environment Module (EMMREM)
Nathan Schwadron, Boston University

9:10

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: CRaTER Detector
Larry Townsend, University of Tennessee

9:30

All Clear Workshop Summary
Dan Fry, NASA/Space Radiation Analysis Group

9:50

Recent Activities in Space Radiation Environment Engineering in Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Hideki Koshiishi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

10:30 - 12:30

Community Discussion on Space Weather Prediction Testbed (SWPT) Concepts
Chair: Vic Pizzo

10:30

Results from the NCAR Space Weather Prediction Testbed Study
Mike Wiltberger, National Center for Atmospheric Research

10:45

From Space Weather Modeling to Forecasting: Community Recommendations on Transitions to Civilian Operations
Jack Quinn, Boston University

11:00

Open Discussion on SWPT
Louis Uccellini/Tom Bogdan, NCEP, SWPC

12:30

Conference Closing