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Alpbach Summer School 2002

on Space Weather: Physics, Impacts and Predictions

Alpbach summer schools are held annually and provide in-depth teaching on aspects of space science and technology. Each year the school focusses on a particular subject and the 2002 event was related to space weather. It was the 26th of this long-running series.

The summer schools are organised by the Austrian Space Agency (ASA) together with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the national space authorities of its member states. The Summer School is supported by the International Association for the promotion of co-operation with scientists from the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union.

ESA's Space Weather Web Site is hosting the presentations given by the summer school lecturers. For more details on the Alpbach summer schools, refer to the ASA Alpbach web site.

ASA Report on the Summer School and links to photos.


(with links to presentation material; note: the files can be large)

quick link to student projects

Johannes Ortner, Summer School Director

Opening Statement:
Peter Jankowitsch, Chairman of the Board, ASA

Opening Address:
David Southwood, Director of Science Programmes, European Space Agency

Key-Note Lecture: Introduction to Space Weather
Eamonn Daly, European Space Agency, ESTEC

Solar Origins of Space Weather
Rainer Schwenn, Max-Planck-Institute, Garching

Plasma Entry into the Magnetosphere
Götz Paschmann, Max-Planck-Institute, Garching

Response of the Magnetosphere
Wolfgang Baumjohann, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz

The Sun: Benefits and Dangers, Impacts on Human
Technology and well-being

Hannu Koskinen, University of Helsinki

Space Weather Impact on Climate
Eigil Friss-Christensen, Danish Space Research Institute, Copenhagen

STORMS – A mission proposal to study the stormy weather in the inner magnetosphere
Hannu Koskinen, University of Helsinki

Workshop Preparation
Eamonn Daly, European Space Agency, ESTEC

The Magnetic Sun
Len Culhane, Imperial College, London

The Shining Sun: Understanding the Solar Irradiance Variabilities
Werner Schmutz, World Radiation Center, Davos

Remote Sensing of the Sun
Rainer Schwenn, Max-Planck-Institute, Garching

Eigil Friss-Christensen, Danish Space Research Institute, Copenhagen

Measurement of Charged Particles
Bernt Klecker & Götz Paschmann, Max-Planck-Institute, Garching

The Earth’s Plasma Environment
Rudolf Treumann, Max-Planck-Institute, Garching

Methods for Space Weather Forecasting
Henrik Lundstedt, Institutet för Rymdfysik, Lund

The Polar Atmosphere, Structure and Dynamics
Asgeir Brekke, University of Tromso

Geomagnetic Forcing of the Upper Atmosphere
Hermann Lühr, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam

Global Monitoring of the Terrestrial Ring Current
Stefano Orsini, Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Roma

Impacts on Technology
Eamonn Daly, European Space Agency, ESTEC

Effects on Satellite Communications and Navigation
Bertram Arbesser-Rastburg, European Space Agency, ESTEC

Geomagnetic Effects on Ground-Based Systems
David Boteler, Geomagnetic Laboratory, Ottawa

Living with a Star
Madulika Guhathakurta, NASA, presented by Richard Marsden, European Space Agency, ESTEC

Operational Aspects of Current and Future European Space Weather-Related Missions
Basic Steps in Designing Space Missions
Richard Marsden, European Space Agency, ESTEC

Radio Imaging of the Sun and Space Weather
Thierry Dudok de Wit, CNRS, Orleans

Space Climatology
Karl-Heinz Glassmeier, Technical University Braunschweig

Presentation of Mission Studies

GLOTEC (Global real-time TEC) Team

Executive Summary
Final Report
Final Presentation

STOP (Space Tourist On-board Protection) Team

Executive Summary
Final Report
Final Presentation

Evening Presentation

The Influence of Arabic Sciences on Medieval Europe
by Rim Turkmani

Klaus Pseiner, ASA

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