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Space Weather Study Using Multipoint Techniques - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080440576, 9780080541518

Space Weather Study Using Multipoint Techniques, Volume 12

1st Edition

Author: L.-H. Lyu
eBook ISBN: 9780080541518
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 8th May 2002
Page Count: 374
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Table of Contents

Preface (L.H. Lyu, W.H. Ip). Openening address of the COSPAR president to the COSPAR Colloquium on Space Weather Study Using Multipoint Techniques (G. Haerendel). Keynote Speech Predicting geomagnetic storms as a space weather project (S.-I. Akasofu). Solar Observations and Modeling Session Descriptions of coronal streamer structure during the rising phase of cycle 23 (M.D. Andrews, S.T. Wu). Taiwan oscillation network: Probing the solar interior (D.Y. Chou, the TON Team). Space weather study using combined coronagraphic and in situ observations (N. Gopalswamy). The SECCHI solar plasma imager for STEREO (D.J. Michels). Tomographic analysis of solar wind structure using interplanetary scintillation (M.Kojima et al.). Polar plumes in coronal expansion (W.H. Ip). Solar coronal heating and weak fast shocks (L.C. Lee, B.H. Wu). An algorithm of calculation for the motion of looplike coronal mass ejections (T. Yeh). Interplanetary observations and modeling session Upstream shocks and interplanetary magnetic cloud speed and expansion: Sun,wind and earth observations (R.P. Lepping et al.). Electromagnetic electron and proton cyclotron waves in geospace: A Cassini snapshot (B. T. Tsurutani et al.). Models for the size and shape of the earth's magnetopause and bow shock (J.K. Chao et al.). Magnetospheric observations and modeling session Interplanetary shock effects on the nightside auroral zone, magnetosphere and ionosphere (Z.Y. Zhou, B.T. Tsurutani). Development of an integrated predictive MHD space weather model from the solar surface of the earth's upper atmosphere (C.R. Clauer et al.). Substorms and magnetic storms from the satellite charging perspective (J.F.Fennell, J.L. Roeder, H.C. Koons). Propagation of sudden impulses in the magnetosphere: Linear and nonlinear waves (D.H. Lee, M.K. Hudson). Multi-spacecraft studies in aid of space weather specification and understanding (V. Angelopoulos et al.). Low-altitude-satellite observations and modeling session The electron density distribution in the polar cap: Its variability with seasons, and its response to magnetic activity (H. Laakso, R. Grard). Two-level mesopause and its variations from UARS-HRDI temperature data (S. Thulasiraman, J.B. Nee). Ground-based observations and modeling session The application of high latitude ionosphere radars for space weather research (J. Roettger). Magnetospheric substorms: An inner-magnetosperic modeling perspective (R.A. Wolf et al.). High-latitude electrodynamics from a multi-array nonlinear geomagnetic model (D. Vassiliadis et al.). Magnetic impulse events and related Pc waves in the Cusp and LLBL region observed by a ground magnetometer network (H. Fukunishi, R. Kataoka, L.J. Lanzerotti). Simultaneous ground-based observations of electric and magnetic field variations near the magnetic equator for space weather study (K. Yumoto et al.). Global positioning system studies of ionospheric irregularities (T.L. Beach). Equatorial Pc5 associated with moving current vortices in the high latitude ionosphere (T. Motoba et al.). System phase bias estimation of the Chung-Li VHF radar (R.M. Kuong et al.). ROCSAT Program Session. Eefects of lightning on the middle and upper atmosphere: Some new results (D.D. Sentman et al.). Fine structure of sprites and proposed global observation (S.B. Mendle et al.). Spatial and temporal structures of sprites and eleves observed by array photometers (H. Fukunishi et al.). Observations of angel sprites (H.T. Su et al.). The atmospheric correction algorithm of ROCSAT-1/OCI data (S.J. Huang et al.). First measurement of scintillation and attenuation of 19.5 GHZ beacon signal for experimental communication payload of ROCSAT-1 (Y.H. Chu, S.P. Shih, G.H. Liu). A new method of retrieving water vapor content using ground-based radiometer with single band (S.P. Shih, Y.H. Chu). COSMIC Research Program Session Modeling, tracking and inverting the tropospheric radio occultation signals (S.V. Sokolovskiy). Active limb sounding of atmospheric refractivitiy and dry temperature profiles by GPS/MET occultation (Y.A. Liou, C.Y. Huang). A study on the COSMIC electron density profile (H.F. Tsai et al.). Space geodesy and climate change studies using COSMIC mission (C.K. Shum, C. Cox, B. F. Chao). Global ionosphere dynamics inferred from topside sounding (S.A. Pulinets, I.A. Safronova). Summary session Does space weather really matter on the ground? (I. Sandahl). Author Index.


Magnetic storms may cause damage to satellites, radiation hazard to astronauts, disruption of radio communications, and interruption of ground electric power lines. Space weather prediction becomes an important issue to be addressed in the twenty-first century. International Solar Terrestrial Program (ISTP) employs five satellites to probe the solar wind and magnetosphere, providing valuable information for space weather prediction. The Asia-Pacific region is becoming one of the economic centers in the world. The continuous drive for scientific and technological progress in parallel is evidenced by the establishment of many space research organizations in many countries of this area. In Taiwan, the National Space Program Office (NSPO) established her third satellite program -- COSMIC (Constellation Obsering Systems for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate), which is a science experiment to demonstrate the utility of atmospheric radio limb soundings from a constellation of six low-earth orbiting satellites in operational weather prediction, space weather monitoring, and climate monitoring and research. In order to provide a forum to discuss the many new results in this rapid-moving field and to forge international collaborations, a three-day COSPAR Colloquium on "Space Weather Study Using Multipoint Techniques" was held. This colloquium have provided a forum for experts from the international community to present new results on the timely topic "space weather".


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L.-H. Lyu

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Institute of Space Science, National Central University, Chung-li, Taiwan, R.O.C.