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The 2nd Nagoya Workshop on the Relationship between Solar Activity and Climate Changes (16-17 Jan, 2012): 1st announcement

 The 2nd Nagoya Workshop on the Relationship between Solar Activity and Climate Changes (1st announcement)

We are pleased to announce The 2nd Nagoya Workshop on the Relationship between Solar Activity and Climate Changes. This Workshop aims to promote the interdisciplinary discussion about topics related to the relationship between solar activity and terrestrial climate variability. It covers the long-term change in the Sun, and its direct and indirect influences upon the heliosphere and the Earth, including the atmosphere and climate. The Workshop consists of invited talks by distinguished speakers, contributed talks, and panel discussions. The deadline of registration and abstract submission is 16th December, 2011. We welcome anyone who is interested in any topics on solar activity and climate changes.

* Date: 16-17 January, 2012

* Workshop Venue: Noyori Conference Hall, Nagoya University (Nagoya, Japan)
  (bldg. 69 in http://www.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/global-info/access-map/higashiyama/)
 Access map http://www.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/global-info/access-map/access/
           
* Current List of Invited Speakers:

Judith Lean (NRL, US): keynote talk
Kunihiko Kodera (Nagoya University, Japan)
Adam Scaife (MetOffice, UK)
Leif Svalgaard (Stanford University, US)
Henrik Svensmark (NSI, Denmark)

* Discussion Topics

- Variation of the sunspot activity and the heliospheric environment
- Variation of solar irradiation and its impact on climate
- Solar variability in paleoclimate
- Influence of galactic cosmic rays on cloud and climate
- Solar impact on the upper atmosphere
- Solar impact on the stratosphere and troposphere

* Science Program: TBA

* Host Institutes:
Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory (STEL), Nagoya University
Study consortium for Earth-Life Interactive System (SELIS), Nagoya University

* Organizing Committee:
K. Kusano (STEL, Nagoya Univ.)
Y. Matsumi (STEL, Nagoya Univ.)
K. Kodera (STEL, Nagoya Univ.)
K. Masuda (STEL, Nagoya Univ.)
T. Nakatsuka (Graduate School of Environment Studies, Nagoya Univ.)
T. Yasunari (HyARC, Nagoya Univ.)

* Registration:
Please fill in all the fields of the following form and send it via e-mail to secret1@stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp by Dec. 16 (Fri), 2011. This workshop is free of charge.

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Subject: Registration of The 2nd Nagoya Workshop on the Relationship between Solar Activity and Climate Changes
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+ Workshop Dinner (18:00PM Jan. 16, Regulars 5000JPY, Students 3000JPY)
Will you attend the workshop dinner?: (Yes or No)

+ Travel Support
A limited budget is available for supporting the domestic travel expense within Japan. Do you wish to apply the travel support: (Yes or No)

+ Abstract Submission
If you want to submit a contributed paper, send the following information:
>Title of presentation:
>Type of presentation: (Oral or Poster)
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* Contact:
Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University
E-mail: secret1@stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp
Phone: +81-52-747-6414
Fax: +81-52-789-5787 

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