Extreme Space Weather Benchmarks: Phase 1 Update and Next Steps

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Session ID#: 25778

Session Description:
The National Space Weather Action Plan identifies approximately 100 distinct activities across six strategic goals. Many of these activities depend on the identification of a series of benchmarks that describe the physical characteristics of space weather events on or near Earth: (1) induced geo-electric fields, (2) ionizing radiation, (3) ionospheric disturbances, (4) solar radio bursts, and (5) upper atmospheric expansion. These benchmarks are intended to provide a description of space weather events based on current scientific understanding and the historical record. This session provides an opportunity for the benchmark developers to present their process, approaches, methodologies, and models for these benchmarks; discuss some of the challenges that must be addressed to improve the benchmarks; and engage the broader scientific community in the discussion.
Primary Convener:  Seth Jonas, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC, United States
Convener:  William J Murtagh, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Co-Organized with:
Natural Hazards, Public Affairs, SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics, Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences, and SPA-Magnetospheric Physics

  • PA - Public Affairs
  • SH - SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

7904 Geomagnetically induced currents [SPACE WEATHER]
7949 Ionospheric storms [SPACE WEATHER]
7964 Policy [SPACE WEATHER]
7974 Solar effects [SPACE WEATHER]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Timothy J Fuller-Rowell, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Elsayed R Talaat1, Janet Kozyra2, Terrance G Onsager3, Arik Posner4, John Edward Allen Jr1, Carrie Black5, Eric R Christian6, Kyle Copeland7, Dan J Fry8, William R Johnston9, Shrikanth G Kanekal10, Christopher J Mertens11, Joseph I Minow12, James Pierson13, Robert Rutledge14, Edward Semones8, David G Sibeck15, O C St Cyr16 and Michael Xapsos15, (1)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Williamsburg, VA, United States, (3)NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)NASA Headquarters, SMD/Heliophysics Division, Washington, DC, United States, (5)National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States, (6)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)Federal Aviation Administration, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Oklahoma City, OK, United States, (8)NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States, (9)Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM, United States, (10)Heliophysics Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (11)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (12)NASA MSFC, Huntsville, AL, United States, (13)FCC, Howard CO, MD, United States, (14)Space Weather Prediction Center, Boulder, CO, United States, (15)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (16)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 670, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Jeffrey J Love, USGS Central Region Offices Denver, Denver, CO, United States and Paul Bedrosian, USGS, Denver, CO, United States
Douglas Alan Biesecker, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Stephen M White, Air Force Research Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Nat Gopalswamy, NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Carrie Black, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States, Jeffrey J Love, USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center, Geomagnetism Program, Denver, CO, United States and James Pierson, FCC, Howard CO, MD, United States
Rodney A Viereck, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Syed Irfan Azeem, Atmospheric and Space Technology Research Associates LLC, Boulder, CO, United States
Steven W Clarke, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC, United States

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