Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM04] Space Weather, Space Climate, and VarSITI

Sun. May 22, 2016 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 103 (1F)

Convener:*Ryuho Kataoka(National Institute of Polar Research), Antti Pulkkinen(NASA GSFC), Yusuke Ebihara(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Toshifumi Shimizu(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA), Ayumi Asai(Unit for Synergetic Studies of Space, Kyoto University), Hidekatsu Jin(National Institude of Information and Communications Technology), Tatsuhiko Sato(Japan Atomic Energy Agency), Kanya Kusano(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Hiroko Miyahara(College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University), Kiminori Itoh(Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University), Kazuo Shiokawa(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Takuji Nakamura(National Institute of Polar Research), Shigeo Yoden(Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Kiyoshi Ichimoto(Kwasan and Hida Observatories, Kyoto University), Mamoru Ishii(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Chair:Ryuho Kataoka(National Institute of Polar Research)

11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

[PEM04-08] Scientific research in support of space weather goals

★Invited papers

*Michael Hesse1 (1.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Keywords:Space weather, Space research, Heliophysics

Unlike terrestrial weather, space weather is immature from a scientific point of view. While the last decades have seen tremendous scientific progress, which, among others, manifested itself in form of advanced space weather models, many key scientific processes underpinning space weather remain poorly understood or not understood at all. These processes span the gamut of Heliophysics domains; starting from magnetic filed generation processes in the solar interior and reaching to Earth's upper atmosphere, where we still lack kowledge of the processes responsible for ionospheric scintillations. In addition, we are in many, rather fundamental from a space weather point of view, cases not able to predict with any confidence the expected amplitudes of space weather phenomena. This presentation will review scientific progress to-date, and attempt to map out a path forward toward the desired quantitative and accurate predictabily.