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PPARC Introductory Course in Solar and Solar-Terrestrial Physics

Physics Department, University of Warwick

4th - 9th September 2005

Course Director: Dr Valery Nakariakov
Local Organising Committee: Prof S.C. Chapman, Dr T.D. Arber, Dr B. Hnat, Dr E. Verwichte
Course Secretary: Mrs D. Keaney


The course will provide an introduction to the field of solar-terrestrial physics to new PPARC postgraduate students (and others) starting work in the fields of solar physics, the solar corona and solar wind, magnetospheric physics and the physics of the upper atmosphere of the Earth. The programme will give students an overview of the coupled Sun-Earth system. The course (Monday-Friday) provides a general review of energy flow through the Sun-Earth system, starting in the interior of the Sun and ending in the Earth's atmosphere.

 

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Preliminary Programme

 

Sunday 4 September

15:00 - 18:00 Arrival and registration at Rootes Social Building (#47 on campus map)
18:30 Evening meal
19:30 Icebreaker

Monday 5 September

09:30 - 10:30 Overview of the Sun-Earth System Eric Priest (St Andrews)
11:00 - 12:30 Overview of the Sun-Earth System Eric Priest (St Andrews)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Plasma basics Ken McClements (UKAEA)
16:00 - 17:30 Microscopic processes Ken McClements (UKAEA)

Tuesday 6 September

09:30 - 10:30 MHD Robert Erdélyi (Sheffield)
11:00 - 12:30 MHD waves and instabilities Robert Erdélyi (Sheffield)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Structure of the solar interior Bill Chaplin (Birmingham)
16:00 - 17:30 Structure of the solar atmosphere Istvan Ballai (Sheffield)

Wednesday 7 September

09:30 - 10:30 Helioseismology Michael Thompson (Sheffield)
11:00 - 12:30 Modelling the solar interior Michael Thompson (Sheffield)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Sources of Space Weather - Flares and CMEs Erwin Verwichte (Warwick)
16:00 - 17:30 Sources of Space Weather - The solar wind Bogdan Hnat (Warwick)

Thursday 8 September

09:30 - 10:20 Overview of the Earth's magnetosphere Steve Milan (Leicester)
10:50 - 11:40 Introduction to magnetospheric dynamics Gabby Provan (Leicester)
11:40 - 12:30 Outer planet magnetospheres Stan Cowley (Leicester)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Ionospheric physics and structure Terry Robinson (Leicester)
16:00 - 17:30 Ionospheric physics and structure Terry Robinson (Leicester)
18:30 Conference Dinner

Friday 9 September

09:30 - 10:30 Structure of the Mesosphere and Thermosphere Martin Jarvis (BAS)
11:00 - 12:30 Physics of Thermosphere and the links to climate Martin Jarvis (BAS)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

 






Course Secretariat
Mrs. Dawn Keaney
Physics Department
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
tel: 02476 574327
fax: 02476 523672
email: Course Secretary


For any queries, please contact the Course Director Dr. Valery Nakariakov


List of participants


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