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System-Scale Data Analysis to Resolve Thermospheric Joule Heating

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The 1-day workshop “System-Scale Data Analysis to Resolve Thermospheric Joule Heating”, will be held at the Aurora Centre in the British Antarctic Survey (Cambridge, UK) on Friday the 27th April 2017. It is sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Survey.


The aim of this workshop is to give a forum for discussing of the interdisciplinary utility of data-driven analytical techniques, and the best ways to harness the potential of the available large datasets which are driving advances in near-Earth space research. The specific focus of the workshop is on the intrinsically interdisciplinary problem of resolving Joule heating – the transfer of energy from electrical currents in the ionosphere to neutral particles of the upper atmosphere.

Scientific Background:

To enjoy the benefits of an improved description of Joule heating, we must understand its components – ionospheric electric field, conductivity and current flow – and the solar, magnetospheric and thermospheric factors which drive them. These improvements require systems-level (global) analyses, spanning the complex and strongly coupled solar-terrestrial environment. The increasing availability of large ground-based and satellite datasets, such as AMPERE, SuperDARN and SuperMAG which span multiple years (even multiple solar cycles) with often excellent geographic coverage provides an unprecedented set of complementary observations to achieve this.

Analytical techniques from the disciplines of statistics, machine learning and information theory are driving new discoveries of spatiotemporal trends and interdependencies in solar-terrestrial system phenomena. We aim to foster discussion in the solar-terrestrial community on new and existing techniques which provide state-of-the-art descriptions of the Joule heating, its causative electrodynamic components, and the associated thermospheric response. In particular, we seek out approaches which exploit all available data, rather than focusing on single instruments, epochs, or phenomena. Contributions which improve the understanding of coupling between systems and thus improve the nowcasting, forecasting or hindcasting of Joule heating phenomena are especially welcome.


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The registration fee for this workshop is decided by the number of delegates, and is estimated to be in the low tens of pounds. Financial assistance is available for postgraduate students: please contact Rob Shore (robore@bas.ac.uk) for more details. Registering now acts as an expression of interest which will allow the organisers to more accurately gauge expected numbers for the event. Abstract submission will formally open in early 2018.

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