Summer School 2017 Schedule

Heliophysics Summer School: Year 11

"Long-term solar activity and the climates of space and Earth"


UCAR/NCAR Conference & Workshop Code of Conduct

Center Green (CG1) Central Auditorium


Tuesday, August 1
Time Session/Title Speaker
8:30 to 5:30

Heliophysics Core

8:30 to 10:00

Welcome and Introductions

Amitava Bhattacharjee
10:00

Break

10:30 to 12:00

Why do the Sun and Planets have Magnetic Fields?

  • Textbook I, Chapter 3
  • Textbook III, Chapter 2
  • Textbook III, Chapter 6
  • Textbook III, Chapter 7
  • Textbook IV, Chapter 6
Dana Longcope
12:00

Lunch

1:30 to 3:00

Why is there a Corona and a Wind?

  • Textbook I, Chapter 9
  • Textbook III, Chapter 8
  • Textbook IV, Chapter 3
Dana Longcope
3:00

Break

3:30 to 5:30

Lab 1: Tracking a Solar Storm

Nicholas Gross
5:30

Reception at CG1

Wednesday, August 2
Time Session/Title Speaker
8:30 to 5:30

Basic Science - Dynamos and Turbulence

8:30 to 10:00

Dynamo Theory: Basics

  • Textbook I, Chapter 3
  • Textbook III, Chapter 6
Amitava Bhattacharjee
10:00

Break

10:30 to 12:00

Planetary Fields and Dynamos (pdf)

  • Textbook III, Chapter 7
  • Textbook IV, Chapter 6
Mark Miesch
12:00

Lunch

1:30 to 3:00

Solar Internal Flows and Dynamo Action (pdf)

Homework

  • Textbook III, Chapter 5
  • Textbook III, Chapter 6

Notes: This is an optional homework problem (e-mail Dr. Miesch for solution key).

Mark Miesch
3:00

Break

3:30 to 5:30

Lab 2: Solar Dynamos

Nicholas Gross
Thursday, August 3
Time Session/Title Speaker
8:30 to 5:30

Basic Science - Dynamos and Turbulence

8:30 to 10:00

Turbulence in Fluids and Space Plasmas

  • Textbook I, Chapter 7
Amitava Bhattacharjee
10:00

Break

10:30 to 12:00

Acceleration and Heating in the Solar Wind (pdf)

  • Textbook I, Chapter 9
Marty Lee
12:00

Lunch

1:30 to 3:00

Energetic Particles in the Heliosphere (pdf)

  • Textbook II, Chapter 9
Marty Lee
3:00

Break

3:30 to 5:30

Lab 3: Solar Wind

Nicholas Gross
Friday, August 4
Time Session/Title Speaker
8:30 to 5:30

Magnetospheres, Ionospheres, and Geospace

8:30 to 10:00

Why Does the Earth Have a Magnetosphere, Radiation Belts & an Ionosphere?

  • Textbook I, Chapter 10
  • Textbook I, Chapter 11
  • Textbook I, Chapter 12
  • Textbook II, Chapter 11
  • Textbook III, Chapter 13
  • Textbook IV, Chapter 8
Dana Longcope
10:00

Break

10:30 to 12:00

Student Research Presentations

12:00

Lunch

1:30 to 3:00

Planetary Magnetospheres (pdf)

  • Textbook I, Chapter 10
  • Textbook I, Chapter 13
Fran Bagenal
3:00

Break

3:30 to 5:30

Lab 4: Comparative Magnetospheres

Nicholas Gross
Saturday, August 5
Time Session/Title Speaker
8:30 to 10:00

Solar Cycle Predictions (pdf)

  • Textbook III, Chapter 2
  • Textbook III, Chapter 6
Lisa Upton
10:00

Break

10:30 to 12:00

Student Research Presentations

1:30

Time Off

Sunday, August 6
Time Session/Title Speaker
8:00

Free Day

Monday, August 7
Time Session/Title Speaker
8:30 to 10:00

Solar Spectral Irradiance: Measurements and Models

  • Textbook III, Chapter 10
Greg Kopp
10:00

Break

10:30 to 12:00

Terrestrial Ionospheres (pdf)

  • Textbook III, Chapter 13
Jan Sojka
12:00

Lunch

1:30 to 3:00

Long-term Evolution of the Geospace Climate (pdf)

  • Textbook III, Chapter 14

Notes: This lecture is actually Jan Sojka's Chapter 14 in Textbook III

Jan Sojka
3:00

Break

3:30 to 5:30

Lab 5: Variations in Solar Irradiance

Lab 6: Exploring Ionosphere Structures

Nicholas Gross
6:00

Dinner at Mesa Lab Cafeteria Patio

Tuesday, August 8
Time Session/Title Speaker
8:30 to 5:30

Effects and Societal Relevance

8:30 to 10:00

Comparative Heliophysics (pdf)

  • Textbook I, Chapter 2
  • Textbook IV, Chapter 1
Ofer Cohen
8:30 to 10:00

Eclipse & Comparative Heliophysics (pdf)

  • Textbook I, Chapter 2
  • Textbook IV, Chapter 1
Madhulika Guhathakurta
10:00

Break

10:30 to 12:00

Career Discussion

Nicholas Gross
12:00

Lunch

1:30 to 3:00

TBD

3:00

Adjourn