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Space Weather Workshop 2003

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May 19-22, 2003

Conference Agenda and Presentations

Sunday, May 18

9:00-5:00

ISES Meeting, DSRC 2C-406

Monday, May 19

8:00

Registration

8:30 - 12:00

Space Weather Agency Activities
(Session chair: E. Hildner)

8:30

The State of Space Environment Center
Ernest Hildner, Director, NOAA/Space Environment Center

8:50

NOAA and Space Weather Services
VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr. Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA Administrator

9:10

Mainstreaming Space Weather: Progress, OIF and Tomorrow
Brigadier General David L. Johnson, Air Force Director of Weather

9:30

Impact of Space Weather on Naval Operations
RDML Donaldson, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

9:50

NRC Decadal Survey on Solar and Space Physics
Louis Lanzerotti, Lucent Technologies and Center for Solar Terrestrial Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology

10:10 - 10:30

Break

10:30

NSF Space Weather Activities
Bob Robinson, NSF Atmospheric Sciences Division

10:50

NASA Sun-Earth Connection Program
Richard Fisher, NASA Office of Space Science

11:10

Federal Interagency Coordination: The National Space Weather Program, An Example of Successes
Samuel P. Williamson, Federal Coordinator for Meteorology, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research

11:30

International Living With a Star , A New Collaborative Space Program in Solar, Heliospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics
Madhulika Guhathakurta, NASA

11:50

Colorado in the Space Business
Jane Norton, Lieutenant Governor of Colorado

12:10 - 1:30

Catered Box Lunch

1:30 - 3:00

Posters - Ionospheric Research and Applications

2:30 - 3:00

What's New on SEC's Website
Mike Husler, NOAA/Space Environment Center

2:45 - 3:00

Refreshment break

3:00 - 4:40

Precision GPS and Communications
(Session chair: J. Kunches)

3:00

A Geodesist's View of the Ionosphere
Gerald L. Mader, NOAA NOS National Geodetic Survey

3:20

High Precision GPS Processing in Support of the Absolute Gravity Water Flood Monitoring Program in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
John Brown, Micro-G Solutions Inc, and J.L. Brady, BP Exploration, Alaska

3:40

Scintillation Effects on GPS signals
Maj William Joy, Air Force Research Laboratory

4:00

The Impact of an Active Solar Cycle on DGPS Positioning Performance
Richard Barker, Fugro Chance

4:20

A new method of studying the relation between ionization rates and radio wave absorption in polar-cap absorption events
John Hargreaves, University of Lancaster, England

4:40 - 5:00

Preview of Tomorrow

4:40

What Particle Data Do Satellite Manufacturers Want?
Mike Bodeau, Boeing

Tuesday, May 20

8:30-9:10

Satellite Drag   
(Session chair: K. Doser)

8:30

F10.7 and the Future of Solar Radio Monitoring
Ken Tapping, Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory

8:50

High Accuracy Satellite Drag Model (HASDM) Review
Bruce R. Bowman, Air Force Space Command, Space Analysis Center

9:10 -10:20

Electric Power Grids 
(Session chair: C. Balch)

9:10

Monitoring Geomagnetically-Induced Currents and Their Impact on the Electric Power Grid
Dave W. Fugate, Electric Research & Management, Inc.

9:30

Space Weather and the Electricity Market: An Initial Assessment
Kevin F. Forbes, Department of Business and Economics, The Catholic University of America

9:50

U.S. Power Grid Vulnerability to Geomagnetic Storms
John Kappenman, Metatech Corporation

10:10 - 10:40

Break

10:40 - 12:00

Trapped Radiation and Magnetospheric Plasma 
(Session chair: T. Onsager)

10:40

Space Environmental Effects Working Group Conference: Space Environmental Effects on Large Imaging Systems
Dennis Brown, National Reconnaissance Office

11:00

The Space Environment and Spacecraft Environmental Hazards
Joe Fennell, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo

11:20

Chandra Radiation Environment Modeling
Joseph Minow, Jacobs Sverdrup, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

11:40

CRRES Electric Field Power Spectra and Radial Diffusion Coefficients
Don Brautigam, Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch

1:30 - 3:00

Posters - Magnetospheric Research and Applications

2:45 - 3:00

Refreshment break

3:00 - 5:00

Solar Radiation Storms 
(Session chair: Ron Zwickl)

3:00

FAA: Solar Particle Warnings
Paul Armbruster, Federal Aviation Administration

3:20

The Effect of Forbush Decreases and Solar Particle Events on the Cosmic Radiation Dose Received on Commercial Flights
Roger Iles, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Surrey

3:40

Real-Time Evaluation of Crew Exposures During Solar Proton Events
Steve Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Houston

4:00

The Stardust Comet Sample Return Mission: Its experience with a Powerful Solar Flare 9 November 2000
Don Brownlee, Dept of Astronomy, University of Washington

4:20

Energetic Ion Impacts and Measurement Requirements - Joe Mazur, The Aerospace Corp.

4:40

New Insights on Drivers of Solar Energetic Particle Spectral and Compositional Variability
Alan Tylka, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

6:00 - 9:00

Reception at the NOAA David Skaggs Research Center

Wednesday, May 21

8:30 - 12:00

Modeling, Metrics, and Transition 
(Session chair: Greg Ginet)

8:30

CAWSES: Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System
A. Richmond, Nat. Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory

8:50

Global Assimilation of Ionospheric Measurements (GAIM)
Robert W. Schunk, Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences, Utah State University

9:10

Status and Future Plans for Space Weather Model Development at the University of Michigan
Robert Clauer, Center for Space Environment Modeling

9:30

Modeling the Sun and the Heliosphere
​George Fisher, Space Sciences Lab, Univ. California, Berkeley

9:50

Modeling the Sun-Earth Connection
W. Jeffrey Hughes, Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling, Boston University

10:10 - 10:40

Break

10:40

Targeted Research and Technology Program Within NASA's Living With a Star Program
Jack Gosling, Los Alamos National Laboratory

11:00

Space Weather Modeling at the Community Coordinated Modeling Center
Michael Hesse, CCMC, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

11:20

Verification and Transition at NOAA Space Weather Operations: Creating Valuable Space Weather Products
Kent Doggett, NOAA/Space Environment Center

11:40

Validation of Operational Space Weather Models and Products
Gregory Bishop, Air Force Research Laboratory

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch

1:30 - 2:45

Posters - Solar and Interplanetary Research and Applications

2:25 - 2:45

Paal Brekke, Showing SOLARMAX (in grand ballroom)

2:30 - 2:45

Refreshment break

2:45 - 3:50

Service Providers  (Session chair: B. Poppe)

2:45

International Space Environment Service: The International Dimension of Space Weather Forecasting
David Boteler, National Resources Canada

3:00

The ESA Space Weather Applications Pilot Project
Alexi Glover, European Space Agency, ESTEC

3:15

Space Weather Operational Airline Risks Service (SOARS): Development of a Virtual Airline Space Weather Service Model through Operational Risk Modeling of Space Weather Impacts
Bryn Jones, SolarMetrics Ltd. and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd.

3:30

Air Force Space Weather Operations
Capt. Herb Keyser, Air Force Weather Agency

3:40

The Commercial Space Weather Interest Group: A Space Weather Vendors Association
John G. Kappenman, Metatech Corporation

3:50 - 5:05

Telling the Story of Space Weather 
(Session chair: B. Murtagh)

3:50

AGU Space Weather: The International Journal of Research and Applications
Louis Lanzerotti, Lucent Technologies and Center for Solar Terrestrial Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology

4:05

What's Up With Space Weather? A Journalist's View
Leonard David, Senior Space Writer, Space.com and Space News newspaper

4:20

K-12 Education and Outreach in Space Weather
Cherilynn Morrow, Space Science Institute

4:35

SEC’s Efforts in Outreach and Education
Larry Combs, NOAA Space Environment Center

4:50

Windows to the Universe: A Web-Based Resource for Space Weather Education
Randy M. Russell, PhD., University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Education and Outreach

6:00-9:00

Vendor Meeting and Dinner (invited)

Thursday, May 22

8:30 - 10:25

Space Climate 
(Session chair: R. Akmaev)

8:30

Solar Cycle 23: In Perspective
Bill Murtagh NOAA Space Environment Center

8:50

The Effect of the 11-Year Solar Cycle in Stratosphere and in the Tropical Troposphere in July-August
H. van Loon, Colorado Research Associates, NWRA, Boulder

9:15

Detection of Long-term Thermospheric Density Decline: A Possible Anthropogenic Effect
Gerald Keating, George Washington University

9:40

Detecting trends in environmental data
Elizabeth Weatherhead, CIRES, University of Colorado

10:05 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 12:00

Solar Observations and Data  
(Session chair: R. Viereck)

10:30

Recent Insights into CMEs and Flares using RHESSI
​Peter Gallagher, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

10:50

SXI Data and What We See
Steve Hill, NOAA Space Environment Center

11:10

The NASA Stereo Mission
Doug Biesecker, NOAA Space Environment Center

11:30

Wrap-up
Bill Murtagh and Terry Onsager, NOAA Space Environment Center

12:00

Conference Ends