Session 1 - Solar Energetic Particle Events: Measurement, Modelling, Forecasting and Impact

Piers Jiggens (European Space Research And Technology Centre), Mark Dierckxsens (BIRA-IASB), Daniel Heyderickx (DH Consultancy), Mike Marsh (Met Office), Rami Vainio (University of Turku)
Monday 14/11, 14:30 -18:30

The Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) environment has a critical physical impact on industry sectors such as civil aviation, human space flight, satellite design and operations. This session aims to encourage an environment of dialogue and knowledge exchange between stakeholders with a vested interest in solar energetic particle (SEP) events. Historically, measured SEP data was obtained from riometers and balloon flights, later came the era of neutron monitors and with the space age came direct in-situ observations. Different data sources come with their own strengths and weaknesses, clarity and caveats. Spacecraft designers and operators, manned aircraft and spacecraft flight operators, space weather forecasters and scientists can benefit greatly from long-term, carefully processed data sets and the models derived from them taking advantage of different data sources. This session welcomes contributions on SEP data, models, operational forecasting / alerting and effects. Regarding data, contributors are encouraged to place focus on derived flux and dose levels and to give comparisons with other data where available. Models in this context cover the propagation of particles through the interplanetary medium, magnetic fields and material shielding and can have implications for forecast and/or long-term predictions, contributors are encouraged to explore the impact of different data sources and the impact of models for defined users. SEP effects include ionizing and non-ionizing dose contributions, short-term single event effect rates (SEEs), contributions to non-ionising dose and human dose effects. Contributions on effects should focus on the impact of variability in the SEP environment. Regarding forecasting and alerting, the focus will be on communicating the outputs and user requirements of models, operational forecasting and end users concerned with the impact of SEP events. There is a significant need for the development of forecasting and alert systems for SEP radiation events. The outputs of these tools are intended to inform the However, such models, tools and research are often developed without the direct involvement of the end users such as operational forecasters and the affected sectors. Therefore, it is not always clear what parameters from space weather research/models are desired by users concerned with SEP impact.

Poster Viewing
Monday November 14, 16:00 - 17:00, Poster Area

Monday November 14, 14:30 - 16:00, Ridderzaal
Monday November 14, 17:00 - 18:30, Ridderzaal

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Talks : Time schedule

Monday November 14, 14:30 - 16:00, Ridderzaal
14:30SEP modeling based on the ENLIL global heliospheric modelMays, M et al.Invited Oral
14:55Near realtime forecasting of MeV protons on the basis of sub relativistic electronsHeber, B et al.Invited Oral
15:203D Modelling of Heavy Ion Solar Energetic Particle PropagationDalla, S et al.Oral
15:40Estimating the risk of SEPE: a service dedicated to spacecraft operations. Feedbacks from ATV and GAIA missionsYaya, P et al.Oral

Monday November 14, 17:00 - 18:30, Ridderzaal
17:00NGRM Next Generation Radiation Monitor new standard instrument for ESAHajdas, W et al.Oral
17:25Modelling the SEP environment using the SAPPHIRE modelJiggens, P et al.Oral
17:50New approaches in SEP description and modellingSandberg, I et al.Oral
18:10Extreme Atmospheric Radiation Environments and EffectsDyer, C et al.Oral


Monday November 14, 16:00 - 17:00, Poster Area
1Database of Ground Level Enhancements (GLE) of High Energy Solar Proton EventsPoluianov, S et al.e-Poster
2SOHO/ERNE measurements of solar heavy ions during solar cycles 23 and 24Vainio, R et al.e-Poster
3Foretelling Flares and Solar Energetic Particle Events: the FORSPEF toolAnastasiadis, A et al.e-Poster
4Correlation between Spacecraft Anomalies and Solar Energetic ProtonLee, H et al.p-Poster
5Characterization of solar energetic H and He spectra measured by the Energetic Particle Telescope (EPT) on-board PROBA-V during the January 2014 SEP eventBenck, S et al.p-Poster
6ZENITH: A Rapid-release balloon-mounted radiation probe to validate Space Weather warnings for AircraftDyer, A et al.p-Poster
7Error Propagation for Proton and Heavy Ion Statistical Modelling in the SEPEM SystemTruscott, P et al.p-Poster
8SEP acceleration and the choice of the simulation methods to model themLapenta, G et al.p-Poster
9The updated SEPEM/SOLPENCO2 tool: application to an interplanetary mission.Aran, A et al.p-Poster
10Solar Energetic Particle propagation within and near a heliospheric current sheetBattarbee, M et al.p-Poster
11Acceleration, Transport, Forecasting and Impact of solar energetic particles in the framework of the ‘HESPERIA’ HORIZON 2020 projectMalandraki, O et al.p-Poster
12PAMELA's Measurements of Solar Energetic ParticlesBruno, A et al.p-Poster
13False Alarms in the Forecasting of Solar Energetic Particle EventsBill, S et al.p-Poster
14Microwave observations for forecasting energetic particles from the Sun Zucca, P et al.p-Poster
15Quantitative comparison between KREAM (Korean Radiation Exposure Assessment Model for aviation route dose) and NAIRASHwang, J et al.p-Poster