Second VarSITI General Symposium (VarSITI-2017)


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Dates: 10-15 July 2017 (Student Tutorial Session on 9 July 2017)

Place: Irkutsk, Russia



Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact (VarSITI) is the current scientific program of SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics) for the period 2014-2018 ( VarSITI focuses on the recent and expected future solar activity and its consequences for the Earth, over various time scales from thousands of years to milliseconds, and at various locations from the solar interior to the Earth’s atmosphere. In particular, VarSITI focuses on the interconnections in the Sun-Earth system. Four scientific projects are being carried out under VarSITI: (1) Solar Evolution and Extrema (SEE), (2) International Study of Earth-Affecting Solar Transients (ISEST/MiniMax24), (3) Specification and Prediction of the Coupled Inner-Magnetospheric Environment (SPeCIMEN), and (4) Role Of the Sun and the Middle atmosphere/thermosphere/ionosphere In Climate (ROSMIC). Data from relevant space- and ground-based missions will be utilized in combination with theory and modeling efforts to facilitate the implementation of these projects.

The second VarSITI General Symposium in 2017 (VarSITI-2017) will overview the progress of various activities in the four projects at the fourth year of this program, especially to promote the interconnection among these projects. We will have topical sessions of 1) Solar and heliospheric drivers of earth-affecting events, 2) Long-term variation of the sun, geomagnetic activity, and climate, 3) Coupling between the Earth's atmosphere and space and its relation to quiet and active Sun, 4) Understanding the earth's space environment and its connection to space weather, 5) Sun to Earth campaign event study, 6) Atmospheric response to solar variability and modulation of its impact on timescales from minutes to decades, and 7) Data archiving and analysis tools. Ample opportunity will be given for discussions on new results. In addition, a student tutorial session on Space Weather will be held on Sunday, 9 July 2017, in collaboration between CCMC and VarSITI.

Important Deadlines:
Abstract submission and financial support application:
28 February 2017
Final registration:
May 1, 2017

Science Organizing Committee:

Jacob Bortnik, Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UCLA, USA

Katya Georgieva, Space Research and Technologies Institute (SRTI), Bulgaria (co-chair)

Nat Gopalswamy, NASA/GSFC, USA

Shrikanth Kanekal, NASA/GSFC, USA

Petra Knizova, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Czech Republic

Alexei Krivolutsky, Central Aerological Observatory, Russia

Vladimir Kuznetsov, IZMIRAN, Russia

Franz–Josef Lübken, Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Kühlungsborn, Germany

Petrus Martens, Georgia State Univ., USA

Andrey Medvedev, Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Russia

Yoshizumi Miyoshi, ISEE, Nagoya Univ., Japan

Igor Mokhov, A.M.Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russia

Valery Nakariakov, Warwick Univ., UK

Dibyendu Nandi, IISER, Kolkata, India

Vladimir Obridko, IZMIRAN, Russia

Anatoly Petrukovich, Space Research Institute, Russia

Craig Rodger, Univ. of Otago, New Zealand

Annika Seppälä, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland

Kazuo Shiokawa, ISEE, Nagoya Univ., Japan (co-chair)

Manuela Temmer, Univ. of Graz, Austria

William Ward, Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada

Takashi Watanabe, World Data System-International Programme Office, NICT, Japan

Jie Zhang, George Mason Univ., USA

Geliy Zherebtsov, Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Russia

Local Organizing Committee from the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (ISTP), Russia

Vladimir Kurkin (Chair), Robert Sych (Co-Chair), Dmitry Klimushkin, Konstantin Ratovsky, Larisa Kashapova, Irina Medvedeva, Alexander Kulikov, Ekaterina Korzhova, and Marina Chernigovskaya

Special Issue:

A special issue based on VarSITI-2017 presentations will be published in an international peer-reviewed journal (TBD)

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