As you all probably know, the CME-Magnetic Cloud Event of January 6-11, 1997 has attracted a large amount of attention both in the scientific community and the media. As a result, a number of analyses are underway on various aspects of this event. In order to promote correlative studies in the spirit of ISTP, and maximize the scientific return of these investigations, the ISTP project is planning a workshop to foster joint analyses of the event.
We plan to hold the workshop at Goddard Space Flight Center on April 8-9, 1997. The key objective of the workshop is to focus ongoing analyses towards papers to be presented at the special event session at the Spring 97 AGU, and later on for the proposed special issue of GRL.
The current plan calls for a "hands-on" workshop with online access to event data. A detailed plan will depend on the anticipated number of participants. All members of the international solar, interplanetary, magnetospheric and ionospheric physics communities are invited to attend. Therefore we request that you let us know by March 21 if you plan to attend (please indicate your nationality if you are not a U.S. citizen so we may arrange for access badges with the security office). Please address responses to one of the event coordinators at the e-mail addresses listed below.
Background information on the event, and access to a large volume of existing event data is available from the event web site at URL:
It must be noted that this event is also an important period for the InterAgency Consultative Group (IACG) since it occurred during the designated time interval for the IACG Campaigns 1 and 3. In addition, there will be an "ESLAB" Symposium titled: "Correlated Phenomena at the Sun, in the Heliosphere and in Geospace". This symposuium has been organized by ESA endorsed by the IACG and will be held at ESTEC, Noordwijk, on 22-25 September 1997. The symposium will provide an important forum for discussing the IACG Campaign results coming from the CME-Magnetic Cloud event. Special sessions or presentations on the event are also planned during the GEM, CEDAR and IAGA meetings later this year.
Nicola Fox firstname.lastname@example.org (301) 286-8872 Barbara Thompson email@example.com (301) 286-3405 Mauricio Peredo firstname.lastname@example.org (301) 286-1526 James L. Green email@example.com (301) 268-7354