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3rd Solar Physics Research Integrated Network Group Meeting Free Conference is closed
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spring2016
Hosted by Markus Roth
Affiliation Kiepenheuer-Institut fuer Sonnenphysik
Boulder, Colorado, USA
15.05.2016 - 17.05.2016

Organizing institutions
National Solar Observatory, Boulder, USA
Main category Natural Sciences (Astrophysics and Astrononmy)
Conference/Workshop objectives

We would like to invite you to a small workshop at the National Solar Observatory in Boulder, Colorado, USA, May 16-18, 2016, to discuss SPRING, the Solar Physics Research Integrated Network Group. SPRING is a new network of solar synoptic observing instruments aimed at providing operational data for space weather, as well as scientific data for solar research in general with emphasis on multi-wavelength, multi-height observations of solar velocity, vector magnetic fields, and intensity. Operational data would include high-cadence magnetic field observations, intensity images in a variety of wavelengths, far-side images from helioseismology, and eruptive filament dynamics.

Scientific goals are

  • Development of new techniques for forecasting solar activity and the interplanetary magnetic field
  • Detailed determination of the structure of the solar vector magnetic field from the photosphere to the chromosphere in quiet and active regions
  • Determination of the complete power and phase spectra of the acoustic and MHD wave field from the photosphere to the chromosphere in quiet and active regions.

Discussion topics include concepts for the instruments, the balance between space weather and solar physics, funding strategies, schedule, observing concepts, international organization, etc. A preliminary science requirements study is underway as a work package of the framework SOLARNET, an Integrated Activity (IA) funded by the European Union Capacities Program under Framework Program 7, at Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik. When complete, this study will open an opportunity for proposing SPRING for European funding. The time is also right for submitting a similar proposal to US funding agencies due to a recently released National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan (https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/10/28/enhancing-national-preparedness-space-weather-events). A poster describing SPRING and the current version of the Science Requirements document is attached. A major goal of the meeting will be to organize tasks and writing assignments for the proposals.

Local organizing committee

Frank Hill

Scientific organizing committee (SOC) Frank Hill; Markus Roth
Sessions
  • Background
  • Operational goals
  • Scientific goals
  • Instrumental concepts
  • Document preparation
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Important dates Please register until May 15, 2016.
Registration and payment information There are no registration fees.
Conference venue

National Solar Observatory
3665 Discovery Drive,
Boulder, CO 80303
USA

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Markus Roth

Session: Background

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16.05.2016
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Abstract:
A concept for a next-generation solar observing network for helioseismology, magnetic fields, and activity. Status report of the SPRING Joint Research Activity under Solarnet.
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Alfred de Wijn

Session: Instrumental concepts

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17.05.2016
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Vector Magnetic Field and ChroMag
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Valentin Martinez Pillet

Session: Background

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18.05.2016
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F. Hill, A. Pevtsov, J. Harvey, T. Rimmele
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The NSO’s Space Weather White Paper
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Mark Rast

Session: Scientific goals

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18.05.2016
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Summary of current state of irradiance studies and requirements for photometric imager as part of SPRING network.
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Scott McIntosh

Session: Background

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18.05.2016
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Sanjay gosain

Session: Instrumental concepts

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18.05.2016
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Discussion about possiblity of using FP Etalon for SPRING project
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Markus Roth

Session: Document preparation

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05.10.2016
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Frank Hill, Sanjay Gosain, Alexei Pevtsov, Rekha Jain, Michal Sobotka, Illaria Ermolli
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This document is deliverable D80.1 of the Solarnet Work Package 80. It is the Science Requirement Document for SPRING - a new network of ground-based observatories for synoptic observations of the sun. This document condesates the ideas of the four SPRING working groups: 1. Synoptic Magnetic Fields 2. Solar Seismology 3. Transient Events 4. Solar Awareness
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