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Panel-1 (Nov.19 AM) Panel-2 (Nov.20 AM) Panel-3 (Nov.22 PM)
SS-1 talks (Nov.18 PM, 19 PM) SS-1 posters (Nov.19)
SS-2 talks (Nov.20,21) SS-2 posters (Nov.21)
SS-3 talks (Nov.18-21 PM) SS-3 posters (Nov.19,21)
SS-4 talks (Nov.18-21 PM) SS-4 posters (Nov.19,21)
SS-5 talks (Nov.21 AM) SS-5 posters (Nov.21)


Tutorial Lectures (45min x 6)
Lecture 1/2: An overview of recent activities of CAWSES-II
Toshitaka Tsuda & Joseph M. Davilla (CAWSES-II Co-Chair)
Nov.18 10:30-11:15
Lecture 3: Solar irradiance variability and its influence on climate
Lesley J. Gray (Nominated from TG-1)
Nov.18 11:15-12:00
Lecture 4: How are the upper atmosphere and ionosphere responding to climatic change?
Jan Lastovicka (Nominated from TG-2)
Nov.22 9:00-9:45
Lecture 5: The March 7-18 2012 CAWSES-SCOSTEP interplanetary events and their magnetospheric and ionospheric effects
Bruce Tsurutani (Nominated from TG-3)
Nov.22 9:45-10:30
Paper 1       Paper 2       Paper 3
Lecture 6: The prominent influence of the lower atmosphere on ionospheric dynamics
Hermann Lühr and Jaeheung Park (Nominated from TG-4)
Nov.22 10:45-11:30
Lecture 7: eScience and informatics for international science programs
Peter Fox (Nominated from unified session)
Nov.22 11:30-12:15
Panel Discussions (180m x 3)
Panel 1: Long time change/trend of the sun-earth system
Coordinator: Prof. Kusano (STEL, Nagoya U.)
Moderator: Prof. Martens (Montana State U.) & Dr. Nandi (IISERs)
Nov.19 AM
Panel 2: Variability of the sun-earth system
Coordinator/Moderator: Dr. Oberheide (Clemson U.)
Nov.20 AM
Panel 3: Beyond the CAWSES-II
Coordinator/Moderator: Dr. Gopalswamy (NASA)
Nov.22 PM
Special Sessions
SS-1: Solar Influences on Earth's Climate
Session leaders: Ilya Usoskin, Katja Matthes, Annika Seppälä
What are the solar influences on the Earth's climate? Solar variability drives geo-space and the atmosphere on time scales ranging from minutes to millennia. Feedbacks are inherent in the Earth system and may amplify the direct forcing effects from the Sun. The influence of this solar variability on Earth's climate is a key issue of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and one that continues to be highlighted by policy makers, climate change skeptics, and the media.
SS-1 talks (Nov.18 PM, 19 PM) SS-1 posters (Nov.19)
SS-2: Geospace Response to Altered Climate
Session leaders: Jan Lastovicka, Daniel Marsh, Gufran Beig
How will geospace respond to an altered climate? Radiative, chemical, and dynamical forcing from below contributes to disturbances of the upper atmosphere. In response to rising greenhouse gas concentrations, cooling in the middle atmosphere will alter the complex physical and chemical processes of this region. Patterns of cooling and contraction of the upper atmosphere are emerging from model studies and observations, consistent with a strong connection to changes in the lower atmosphere. Rising greenhouse gas concentrations alter the ionosphere in a variety of ways. These changes may have unforeseen consequences for space-related technologies and societal infrastructures. Contributions on progress and new results in this area are welcome.
SS-2 talks (Nov.20,21) SS-2 posters (Nov.21)
SS-3: Short-term Solar Variability and Geospace
Session leaders: Kazunari Shibata, Joe Borovsky, Yoshiharu Omura
How does short-term solar variability affect the geospace environment? Solar variations such as solar flares, energetic particle bursts, coronal mass ejections, and high-speed solar wind streams directly alter space weather on short time scales. Electromagnetic radiation drives the ionosphere, while solar particulate outputs penetrate through space, interact with the magnetosphere. This year is the ideal time to discuss these space weather effects, because the solar activity is at the maximum phase. Also, in recent years there is increasing interest in extreme space weather events, since it has become clear that once extreme events would occur, the infra-structure of our civilization will be heavily damaged. Hence it is very timely to discuss such extreme space weather events.
SS-3 talks (Nov.18-21 PM) SS-3 posters (Nov.19,21)
SS-4: Geospace Response to Lower Atmospheric Waves
Session leaders: Jens Oberheide, Kazuo Shiokawa, Subramanian Gurubaran
Numerous observations and model studies made since the CAWSES program was established have unequivocally revealed that Earth's geospace environment owes a considerable amount of its spatio-temporal variability to waves from the lower atmosphere. One unexpected and exciting new realization was that tropospheric weather and strato-/mesospheric variability are important for the the space weather of the ionosphere/thermosphere system. The specific aim of Task Group 4 was to elucidate and understand the underlying cause-and-effect chains. This session invites contributions that specifically address the dynamical coupling from the low and middle atmosphere to the geospace including the upper atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere, for various frequencies and scales, such as gravity waves, tides, and planetary waves, and for equatorial, middle, and high latitudes. Observational, theoretical and modeling studies are welcome.
SS-4 talks (Nov.18-21 PM) SS-4 posters (Nov.19,21)
SS-5: eScience and Informatics Successes and Challenges for CAWSES-II
Session leaders: Peter Fox, Janet Kozyra, Yasuhiro Murayama
CAWSES-II included an eScience and Informatics task group with the goal of promoting an International Virtual Institute, to advance system-level investigations. Such pursuits require: researchers committed to the value of pursuing science at the interface between disciplines, strongly-focused science topics that provide a common theme around which disciplines are able to interact, means of educating researchers about the key scientific issues in other disciplines and the connections between disciplines, access to scientific publications in other discipline areas, new forms of scholarly publishing, and the structure needed to bring researchers into contact with data sets, models, and each other, across disciplines and national boundaries. This was an ambitious and forward looking agenda. The session includes contributions that demonstrate the concepts and capabilities of the virtual institute ranging from data resources via Virtual Observatories to web-based collaboration environments and report on research activities and outcomes and discuss successes and intrinsic challenges encountered along the way. It is envisioned that such contributions will pragmatically inform future international programs.
SS-5 talks (Nov.21 AM) SS-5 posters (Nov.21)