Session 3 - Space Climate

Luke Barnard (University of Reading), Thierry Dudok de Wit (University of Orléans), Bernd Funke (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía), Natasha Krivova (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research), Kalevi Mursula (University of Oulu)
Monday 14/11, 14:30-17:00

Observations of the Sun and heliosphere show that the solar magnetic field is dynamic over all observed temporal and spatial scales. In addition to the well-established Schwabe and Hale cycles of solar activity, there is much discussion about the causes, implications and predictability of solar variability on decadal and longer timescales. For example, what causes the occurrence of grand activity minima, such as the Maunder minimum, and can they be predicted with any skill? To answer such questions often requires the use of proxies of long-term solar activity, such as the sunspot, geomagnetic activity and cosmogenic isotope records, all of which have undergone significant developments in the last 2 years. Hopefully these recent developments of the historical space climate record will help us develop a deeper understanding of long-term solar activity and its predictability. Space climate research is further motivated by the growing understanding that the meteorology and climate of Earth respond in a complex but significant way to variations in direct solar forcings, such as TSI and SSI, as well as indirect solar forcings, such as the net energetic particle forcing from galactic cosmic rays, solar energetic particles and magnetospheric particles. Therefore, space climate is clearly a broad topic, involving many areas of solar physics and geophysics. Our aim is that this session will discuss the interesting new results from across the whole span of space climate research.

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

Monday November 14, 14:30 - 16:00, Mercator

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Talks : Time schedule

Monday November 14, 14:30 - 16:00, Mercator
14:30Reconstructions of Solar Irradiance on the Millennial TimescaleWu, C et al.Invited Oral
14:50Drivers and Solar Cycles Trends of Extreme Space Weather Disturbances Kilpua, E et al.Invited Oral
15:10Winds of winter: How solar wind driven energetic particles can affect northern wintersMaliniemi, V et al.Invited Oral
15:30Evolution of Research on Long-term Solar Wind Magnetic Field StrengthCliver, E et al.Invited Oral
15:50Cyclic activity and grand minima in solar-like starsBrun, A et al.Oral


Monday November 14, 16:00 - 17:00, Poster Area
1Uncertainties in the sunspot numbers: what do they tell us ? Dudok de wit, T et al.p-Poster
2Short-term variations of the sunspot number second differences as a predictor of the next cycle strengthPodladchikova, T et al.p-Poster
3Contribution of the geomagnetic activity monitoring by the Athens Space Weather Forecasting Center to the Hellenic National Meteorological ServicePaouris, E et al.p-Poster
4 Solar activity forecasting on decadal and longer timescalesBarnard, L et al.p-Poster
5LYRA Mid-Term PeriodicitiesWauters, L et al.p-Poster