From: Mauricio Peredo, ISTP Science Planning and Operations
To: Members of the Space Science Community
Re: Goddard Workshop on the ISTP Sun-Earth Connections Event of
Jan 6-11, 1997
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
Background information on the event, and access to a large volume of
existing event data is available from the event website here
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.