Team Title: SWELTO - Space Weather Lab in Turin ObservatoryJoin The Team

Team ID: O3-01

Team Lead:
Alessandro Bemporad (INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, Italy), alessandro.bemporad@inaf.it

Team Co-Lead:
Silvano Fineschi (INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, Italy), silvano.fineschi@inaf.it

Keywords (Impact):
Human Exploration

Keywords (Activity Type):
Understanding, Modeling, Forecasting, Data Utilization, New Instrumentation B

Introduction:
SWELTO (Space WEather Laboratory in Turin Observatory) is a “think tank” where new ideas for the analysis of space-based and ground-based data are developed and tested. The input data are (but not limited to) remote sensing observations (EUV images of the solar disk, Visible Light coronagraphic images, radio dynamic spectra, etc...), and in situ plasma measurements (interplanetary plasma density, velocity, magnetic field, etc...). The project is also testing and deploying new sensors and detectors (radio antenna, fluxgate magnetometer, full-sky cameras) to acquire measurements of Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances and Geomagnetic Disturbances. For more information please contact alessandro.bemporad@inaf.it, visit the project webpage (https://www.oato.inaf.it/portfolio-items/swelto/?lang=en), the portal distributing first output products in real-time (http://swelto.oato.inaf.it/) or download the full technical note describing the project in more details (https://openaccess.inaf.it/handle/20.500.12386/27715 ).

Objectives:
The output products are automatic tools capable to provide real-time measurements of plasma conditions in the inner corona (coronal density, solar wind speed, etc...), to identify, tracking, and monitoring solar stationary and dynamic features (coronal holes, active regions, flares, coronal mass ejections, etc...), to reconstruct conditions in the interplanetary medium (shocks, plasmoids, corotating interaction regions, etc...) where solar disturbances may propagate from the Sun to the Earth and beyond, and to predict their arrival time on Earth. These are based both on empirical models and numerical MHD simulations. The aim of SWELTO is not only to test new data analysis methods for future application for Space Weather monitoring and prediction purposes, but also to procure, test and deploy new ground-based instrumentation to monitor the ionospheric and geomagnetic responses to solar activity. Moreover, people involved in SWELTO are active in outreach to disseminate the topics related with Space Weather to students and the general public.


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Cluster with overlapping topics:

S2: Ambient solar magnetic field, heating and spectral irradiance, S3: Solar eruptions, H1: Heliospheric magnetic field and solar wind, H2: CME structure, evolution and propagation through heliosphere, G1: Geomagnetic environment, G2B: Ionosphere variability, G3: Near-end radiation and plasma environment

Link to external website:
http://swelto.oato.inaf.it/
 

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