SOLAR WIND 13
Event on 2012-06-17 00:00:00
The quadrennial Solar Wind meetings are an established and grand tradition in the field of solar wind physics. The Solar Wind meetings have proved to be a unique and valuable element of the solar and space physics research community, being the only meeting that is organized exclusively to address major problems and progress in the field of coronal and interplanetary physics over the past 3 to 4 years. As a consequence, the meeting has grown significantly in size and importance with a widely referenced refereed proceedings that summarizes the topics of the meeting. Approximately 200 to 250 scientists and students typically attend the Solar Wind conferences.
The Thirteenth International Solar Wind Conference will be organized by the University of Alabama in Huntsville's Center of Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, under the direction of Dr's Gary P Zank and Jim Spann. The meeting itself will take place at Sheraton Keauhou Resort on the Big Island, Hawaii, USA, from 17 to 22 June 2012.
The conference will conform to the traditional solar wind themes, addressing the current state of knowledge in the relevant fields of solar and heliospheric physics. In particular, the conference will address:
1) Physics of the corona, origin and acceleration of the solar wind, and relevant observations of the Sun.
2) Dynamical behavior of the interplanetary medium throughout the heliosphere, including large and small scale structures, the evolution of disturbances, dissipative processes, turbulence, and solar energetic particles.
3) Interaction of the solar wind with the interstellar medium and the heliospheric boundaries, and cosmic rays.
4) Interaction of the solar wind with solar system objects and dusty environments, including the Earth's magnetosphere, planets, and comets.
5) Status and prospects of current and future solar
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The program will follow a largely traditional format in that it will be composed of invited lectures and contributed talks and posters. As in the past, we will convene a small panel comprised of two co-chairs, each from a different country or region to ensure a degree of geographic diversity, and one to two other people chosen by the co-chairs. There will be a panel corresponding to each of the topics 1) – 5) above, and the panel will be charged with recommending two or three invited presentations and will select from the submitted abstracts to each section which should be an oral or poster presentation.
Science Program Committee:
Joe Borovsky, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA (Co-Chair)
Roberto Bruno, INAF-Istituto Fisica Spazio Interplanetario, ITALY (Co-Chair)
Jonathan Cirtain, Marshall Space Flight Center, USA (Co-Chair)
Steven R. Cranmer, Harvard University, CFA, USA(Co-Chair)
Walter Gonzalez, National Institute for Space Research, BRAZIL (Co-Chair)
Eckart Marsch, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, GERMANY (Co-Chair)
Eberhard Moebius, University of New Hampshire, USA (Co-Chair)
Nikolai Pogorelov, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA (Co-Chair)
Chi Wang, Sta
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