Team title: Flare precursorsJoin The Team

Team ID: S3-06

Team Leads:  Larisza Krista (Colorado University, Boulder, USA),      

Keywords (impact): Navigation and/or Communications, (Aero)space assets functions, Human exploration

Keywords (activity type):  Understanding, Forecasting


Solar flares have been linked to significant space weather hazards at Earth, including radio blackouts and energetic particle events that can start just minutes after the flare onset. Hence, it is of great importance to identify and predict flare events as early as possible. We investigate flare precursors that have physical connections to the initiation of solar flares. We focus on solar coronal signatures that appear within a few hours in the vicinity of the flare site.


  • Understand the physical relationship between precursors and flares.
  • Investigate false events (precursors unrelated to flares). 
  • Study the relationship between precursor events and the properties of the corresponding flares.

Action topics:

  • Forecasting of impulsive events (Flares, CME, SEPs)

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Stephen Bradshaw (Rice University)
Michaela Brchnelova (KU Leuven, BELGIUM)
Cosima Breu (University of St. Andrews, UK)
Carine Briand (LESIA-Paris Observatory, France)
Peter Cargill (University of St. Andrews, UK)
Baptiste Cecconi (Observatoire de Paris - PSL, FRANCE)
Gabriele Cozzo (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy)
Cooper Downs (Predictive Science Inc., USA)
Biagio Forte (University of Bath, UK)
Boris Gudiksen (University of Oslo, Norway)
Don Hassler (Southwest Research Institute, USA)
Thomas Howson (University of St. Andrews, UK)
Krista Larisza (CIRES CU Boulder / NOAA SPWC, USA)
Vincent Ledvina (University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA)
Jon Linker (Predictive Science Inc., USA)
Guiping Liu (NASA/GSFC, USA)
Manuel Luna (Universitat de les Illes Balears)
Simon Mackovjak (Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences)
Paolo Pagano (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy)
Stefaan Poedts (KU Leuven, BELGIUM)
Fabio Reale (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy)
Jack Reid (University of St. Andrews, UK)
Mathias Rempel (UCAR HAO, USA)
Rebecca Ringuette (ADNET Systems Inc., USA)
Nishtha Sachdeva (University of Michigan, USA)
Paola Testa (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Erdinç Timoçin (Mersin Üniversitesi (Turkey))
Francois Trompier (IRSN - Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (FRANCE))
Bart van der Holst (University of Michigan, USA)
Tom Van Doorsselaere (KU Leuven, BELGIUM)
Juliana Vievering (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, USA)
Angelos Vourlidas (JHU/APL, USA)
Amy Winebarger (NASA/MSFC, USA)