Mini-ISWAT Virtual  Meeting Series: G2A Atmosphere Variability, 

22-26 February 2021

The Atmosphere Variability cluster is organizing a virtual meeting, one year after the ISWAT inaugural working meeting in Florida, to present progress made since and to discuss new actions and new collaborations.

The meeting will be organized in sessions of 2-3 hours duration per day. The 3 action teams will give updates, invited speakers will present recent developments pertaining to the G2a cluster, and we welcome contributions from all on topics that are on the cluster task list:

  • Analysis, modeling, and prediction of the thermosphere
  • Model assessment with standard score cards on CCMC
  • Datasets for assimilation and assessment, and optimized exploitation (e.g., machine learning)
  • Model drivers (solar EUV and geomagnetic activity measurements, wave activity from the lower atmosphere), and their forecast
  • Satellite drag modeling (aerodynamic coefficient, shape model)
  • Uncertainty assessment due to drag in orbit determination

Click here to register for the meeting (Last day for registration: 17 February) 


                                   Workshop program

Tuesday 23 February, 16-19 GMT (11 AM-2PM EST), G2A cluster and related presentations and Q&A 

Speaker Title Time
Sean Bruinsma Introduction G2A cluster 16:00
Eelco Doornbos Daedalus mission proposal 16:05
Loren Chang COSPAR TG: Constellation of Small Satellites   16:40
Hanli Liu WACCM-X new developments 17:15
Jürgen Matzka Kp and new Hp geomagnetic indices 17:45
Masha Kuznetsova   CCMC scoreboards 18:15


Wednesday 24 February, 16-19 GMT (11AM-2PM EST), Team G2A-01 and related presentations and Q&A, discussion

Speaker Title Time
Sean Bruinsma Introduction G2A-01  16:00
Kent Tobiska SET HASDM density database 16:05
Daniel Brandt New methods to derive thermospheric density 16:30
John Emmert NRLMSIS 2.0 16:55
Sean Bruinsma DTM2020 17:20
Tim Fuller-Rowell CTIPe and WAM update 17:45
(Sean Moderator)   Discussion: Data (needs, opportunities etc), Drivers (needs, opportunities etc), Models: SE and/or FP?   18:10


Thursday 25 February, 16-19 GMT (11AM-2PM EST), Team G2A-02 and related presentations and Q&A, discussion

Speaker Title Time
Jia Yue Introduction G2A-02 16:00
Yasunobu Miyoshi GAIA in Space Weather 16:05
Tzu-Wei Fang WAM-IPE project 16:25
Loren Chang INSPIRE Cubesat 16:45
Larisa Gonchalenko   SSW and Space Weather   17:05
Nick Pedatella WACCMX-DART and SW   17:25
Sharon Vadas Gravity waves in IT 17:45
Yen-Jung Wu Tides in ICON 18:05
(Jia Moderator)   Discussion: Future Outlook   18:25


Friday 26 February, 16-19 GMT (11AM-2PM EST), Team G2A-03 and related presentations and Q&A, discussion

Speaker Title Time
Piyush Mehta Introduction G2A-03 16:00
Peter Roberts DISCOVERER 16:05
Vishal Ray Modeling CD with Fourier Expansions   16:30
Gunther March Modeling CD with DSMC 16:55
Logan Sheridan RSM Suite Update 17:20
(Piyush Moderator)   Discussion: Future Outlook 17:45