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Project Information

Project Information


A Decadal Strategy for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics)


Project Scope:

The Space Studies Board shall establish a Heliophysics Survey Committee to develop a comprehensive science and mission strategy for heliophysics research for a 10-year period beginning in approximately 2013.  The survey committee, informed by up to 5 study panels that will also be established by the Board, will broadly canvas the field of solar and space physics and:

  1. Provide an overview of the science and a broad survey of the current state of knowledge in the field, including a discussion of the relationship between space- and ground-based science research and its connection to other scientific areas;
  2. Identify the most compelling science challenges that have arisen from recent advances and accomplishments;
  3. Identify—having considered scientific value, urgency, cost category and risk, and technical readiness—the highest priority scientific targets for the interval 2013-2022, recommending science objectives and measurement requirements for each target rather than specific mission or project design/implementation concepts; and
  4. Develop an integrated research strategy that will present means to address these targets.

 

Scope 

This “decadal survey” follows the NRC's previous survey in solar and space physics, The Sun to the Earth--and Beyond: A Decadal Research Strategy in Solar and Space Physics, which was completed in 2002 and published in final form in 2003.  The scope of the study will include:

 

  • The structure of the Sun and the properties of its outer layers in their static and active states;
  • The characteristics and physics of the interplanetary medium from the surface of the Sun to interstellar space beyond the boundary of the heliosphere; and
  • The consequences of solar variability on the atmospheres and surfaces of other bodies in solar system, and the physics associated with the magnetospheres, ionospheres, thermospheres, mesospheres, and upper atmospheres of the Earth and other solar system bodies. 

 

In order to ensure consistency with other advice developed by the NRC for NASA, the following additional scope guidance is provided:

 

  • With the exception of interactions with the atmospheres and magnetospheres of solar system bodies, which are within scope, planetary phenomena are out of scope (these other topics are being addressed by an ongoing decadal survey in planetary science);
  • Basic or supporting ground-based laboratory and theoretical research in solar and space physics are within scope, noting that the findings and recommendations in the present survey should be harmonized with those developed and reported by the ongoing astronomy and astrophysics decadal survey; and
  • Consistent with the current astronomy and astrophysics decadal survey, recommendations related to ground-based implementations (e.g., ground-based solar observatories) will be directed to the NSF.

 

Without undertaking a detailed analysis of operational space weather user or provider requirements, the survey committee will describe the value of these services to society and examine the role of NASA and NSF research in underpinning and improving these services. 

In addition to an integrated review of the current state of scientific knowledge and recommendations for future basic research directions to advance our understanding, the survey will provide implementation recommendations separately for NASA and NSF.

 

For each science target, the committee will establish criteria on which its recommendations depend and identify developments of sufficient significance that they would warrant an NRC reexamination of the committee’s recommendations.  The Committee will also make recommendations to the agencies on how to rebalance programs within budgetary scenarios upon failure of one or more of the criteria.

Status: Current

PIN: DEPS-SSB-10-01

Project Duration (months): 24 month(s)

RSO: Charo, Art


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 09/05/2011



Dr. Thomas H. Zurbuchen - (Vice Chair)
University of Michigan

THOMAS H. ZURBUCHEN is a professor of space science and engineering in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences and the associate dean for entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan (UM). At UM, Dr. Zurbuchen is leading the Solar and Heliospheric Research Group, which focuses on solar and space physics through novel experiments, data analysis, and theoretical methods. This group has been actively involved in ACE, WIND, Ulyssees, MESSENGER, and Solar Orbitor. Dr. Zurbuchens research interests include instruments that measure the composition of plasmas in the heliosphere, new particle detection technologies suitable for future space missions, theoretical concepts and experimental exploration methods of interaction between the heliosphere and local interstellar medium, and developing and analyzing space mission architectures for various exploration and commercial applications. Dr. Zurbuchen is a recipient of a Presidential Early Career for Scientists and Engineers Award. He served on the NRC Panel on the Sun and Heliospheric Physics, the Plasma Science Committee, and the Workshop Organizing Committee on Solar Systems Radiation Environment and NASA’s Vision for Space Exploration. Dr. Zurbuchen served as vice chair of the Committee on Solar and Space Physics. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Bern, Switzerland.
Mr. Steven J. Battel
Battel Engineering

STEVEN J. BATTEL is president of Battel Engineering, providing engineering, development, and review services to NASA, the DOD, and university and industrial clients. Mr. Battel was a member of the Hubble Space Telescope External Readiness Review Team for SM-2, SM3A and SM3B, the AXAF/Chandra Independent Assessment Team, the TDRS-H/I/J Independent Review Team, the Mars Polar Lander Failure Review Board and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Genesis Failure Review Board. Prior to becoming president of Battel Engineering, he worked as an engineer, researcher, and manager at the University of Michigan, the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory, The University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. His areas of specialization include program management, systems engineering, advanced technology development, spacecraft avionics, power systems, high voltage systems, precision electronics, and scientific instrument design. Mr. Battel is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He has served on the NRC Committee on NASA Astrophysics Performance Assessment, and the Committee on Assessment of Options for Extending the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope. He is a member of the Space Studies Board and also currently serves on the Committee on Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics 2010 and on the Space Studies Board standing Committee on Earth Studies.
Dr. J. Todd Hoeksema
Stanford University

J. TODD HOEKSEMA is a senior research scientist in the W.W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory at Stanford University. His professional experience includes research administration, system and scientific programming, and the design, construction, and operation of instruments to measure solar magnetic and velocity fields from both ground and space. He is co-investigator and magnetic team lead for the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and the instrument scientist for the Michelson Doppler Imager instrument on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory that was launched by NASA and the European Space Agency. He has been associated with the Wilcox Solar Observatory at Stanford for three sunspot cycles. His primary scientific interests include the physics of the Sun and the interplanetary medium, solar-terrestrial relations, the large-scale solar and coronal magnetic fields, solar velocity fields and rotation, helioseismology, and education and public outreach. Dr. Hoeksema was chair of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society, and has served on the heliophysics subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council Science Committee. He has served for 4 years as a solar physics discipline scientist at NASA. Dr. Hoeksema led NASA's Heliophyiscis Roadmap team in 2005. He has been awarded the NASA distinguished public service medal and is a member of the AAS, American Geophysical Union (AGU), International Astronomical Union, American Scientific Affiliation, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition, for several years Dr. Hoeksema was the vice-chair of Commission E.2 of the Committee on Space Research. He earned his Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University. He recently served on the NRC’s Astro2010 Panel on Optical and Infrared Astronomy from the Ground.
Dr. Thomas Immel
University of California, Berkeley

THOMAS J. IMMEL is an associate research physicist and senior fellow at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. His expertise lies in interpretation of remote-sensing data and modeling of physical processes in the upper atmosphere and ionosphere. Dr. Immel’s work has included ultraviolet imaging observations from four NASA missions: Dynamics Explorer, Polar, Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE), and Thermosphere, Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED).He served on the NASA Heliophysics 2009 Roadmap Team, and is currently serving on the NSF-CEDAR Science Steering Committee and the NASA Geospace Mission Operations Working Group. Dr. Immel received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Dr. Daniel N. Baker - (Chair)
University of Colorado at Boulder

DANIEL N. BAKER (NAE) is director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he also holds appointments as professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences and as a professor of physics. His primary research interest is the study of plasma physical and energetic particle phenomena in planetary magnetospheres and in the Earth's vicinity. He conducts research in space instrument design, space physics data analysis, and magnetospheric modeling. He currently is an investigator on several NASA space missions including the MESSENGER mission to Mercury, the Magnetospheric MultiScale mission, the Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission, and the Canadian ORBITALS mission.
Dr. Baker has published more than 700 papers in the refereed literature and has edited six books on topics in space physics. In 2010, Dr. Baker was elected to the NAE for leadership in studies, measurements, and predictive tools for the Earth's radiation environment and its impact on U.S. security. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the International Academy of Astronautics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Among his other awards are the 2007 University of Colorado’s Robert L. Stearns Award for outstanding research, service, and teaching; the 2010 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ James A. Van Allen Space Environments Award for excellence and leadership in space research; and his selection in 2004 as a National Associate of the NAS (2004). Dr. Baker served as president of the Space Physics and Aeronomy section of the AGU (2002-2004) and he presently serves on advisory panels of the U.S. Air Force and the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Baker is a National Associate of the National Research Council. He served as chair of the NRC Committee on Solar and Space Physics and the co-chair of the NRC Committee on Assessment of Interagency Cooperation on Space and Earth Science Missions. He is also a member of the Space Studies Board. He was a member of the steering committee for the NRC’s 2003 decadal survey in solar and space physics and was a member of the 2006 Decadal Review of the U.S. National Space Weather Program and the 2006 Committee on an Assessment of Balance in NASA’s Science Programs. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Iowa.


Dr. Brian J. Anderson - (NA)
Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory

BRIAN J. ANDERSON is a physicist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Dr. Anderson has management experience with a number of missions, including serving as instrument scientist for NEAR Magneometer, instrument scientist for MESSENGER Magnetometer, MESSENGER advance science planning lead/deputy project scientist, and SRP magnetic fields section supervisor. He has extensive experience in space magnetometry, spacecraft magnetics, and basic space plasma physics with concentrations in pulsations, currents, wave-particle interactions and geomagnetic storms. Dr. Anderson has conducted data analysis of AMPTE/CCE magnetic field data and data validation and was the archiving, and data processing and analysis lead for UARS magnetic field data. Dr. Anderson holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Minnesota. Prevously he has served on the NRC’s Panel on Solar Wind-Magnetospheric Interactions.
Dr. James F. Drake, Jr. - (NA)
University of Maryland, College Park

JAMES F. DRAKE, JR. is a professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park. After completing his doctorate, Dr. Drake received a position as a post-doctoral scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles and then moved to the University of Maryland first as a post-doctoral scholar and then as a member of the teaching faculty in the Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology. Dr. Drake has worked on a very broad range of topics in the general area of theoretical plasma physics using both analytical and numerical techniques. His work has applications spanning a variety of physical systems, including the solar corona, the earth’s magnetosphere and ionosphere, magnetically confined plasma, and the interaction of intense lasers with plasma. His present focus is on magnetic reconnection with space physics applications and turbulence and transport with applications to the magnetic fusion program. In recognition for his contributions to the field of plasma physics, he was granted fellowship status in the American Physical Society and was awarded a Humboldt Senior Scientist Research Award. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Drake is currently a member of the Board on Physics and Astronomy, and has served on numerous NRC studies, including the Panel on Theory, Computation, and Data Exploration from the 2003 Decadal Survey on Solar and Space Physics. Dr. Drake is also a National Associate of the National Academies.
Dr. Lennard A. Fisk - (NA)
University of Michigan

LENNARD FISK (NAS) is the Thomas M. Donahue distinguished university professor of space science in the department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan. Dr. Fisk was previously the associate administrator for Space Science and Applications and chief scientist at NASA. He has served as professor of physics and vice president for research and financial affairs at the University of New Hampshire. He is a member of the board of directors of the Orbital Sciences Corporation and co-founder of the Michigan Aerospace Corporation. He is an active researcher in both theoretical and experimental studies of the solar atmosphere and its expansion into space to form the heliosphere. Dr. Fisk received his Ph.D. in applied physics from the University of California, San Diego. His prior NRC service includes chair of the Space Studies Board and membership on the Committee on Scientific Communication and National Security, the Committee on Fusion Science Assessment, the Committee on International Space Programs, the Air Force Physics Research Committee, and the Committee on Solar and Space Physics.
Dr. Sarah Gibson - (NA)
National Center for Atmospheric Research

SARAH GIBSON is presently a scientist at the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Gibson’s jobs prior to her arrival at HAO included a one year visit to Cambridge University in England as a NATO/NSF post-doctoral fellow, and nearly four years at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center--first as an National Research Council (NRC) associate, and then as a research assistant professor at The Catholic University of America. Her primary interest is in the magnetic structure and dynamic evolution of coronal mass ejections (CMEs), and she uses theoretical CME models to explain a wide variety of space and ground-based observations of CMEs from pre-eruption, through initiation and eruption, to their post-eruption state. A particular focus is observations and models of coronal prominence cavities, which represent dynamic equilibrium states that store magnetic energy, and Dr. Gibson leads an ISSI international working group to study coronal cavities. Dr. Gibson is also a leader of the Whole Sun Month and Whole Heliosphere Interval international coordinated observing and modeling efforts to characterize the 3-dimensional, interconnected solar-heliospheric-planetary system. Dr. Gibson was the recipient of the AAS-SPD 2005 Karen Harvey Prize. She is a scientific editor for the Astrophysical Journal and serves on the Heliophysics Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council, on the AURA Solar Observatory Council and as a member of the ATST Science Working Group. She has obtained her Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She has served on the NRC’s Committee on Solar and Space Physics, the Committee on Distributed Arrays of Small Instruments for Research and Monitoring in Solar-Terrestrial Physics: A Workshop and the Astro2010 Panel on Radio, Millimeter, and Submillimeter from the Ground.
Dr. Michael A. Hesse - (NA)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

MICHAEL A. HESSE is an astrophysicist and the Director of the Community Coordinated Modeling Center at the Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Dr. Hesse has also served as acting branch head for the Geospace Physics Branch and as the project scientist for Theory and Modeling for NASA’s Living With a Star Program. Prior to his work at GSFC, Dr. Hesse was a principal scientist at Hughes System Corporation and a postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His professional interests include research into fundamental physical processes in space plasmas, particularly studies of magnetospheric, solar physical and astrophysical problems. He has been a recipient of a NASA Group Achievement Award for the Community Coordinated Modeling Center and of eleven GSFC performance awards. He was a participant of the NASA Sun-Earth Connection Roadmap. Dr. Hesse earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany. Previously, Dr. Hesse has served on the NRC Panel on Solar Wind-Magnetospheric Interactions of the Committee on Solar and Space Physics: A Community Assessment and Strategy for the Future as well as on a transition to operations working group.
Dr. Mary K. Hudson - (NA)
Dartmouth College

MARY K. HUDSON is the Eleanor and A. Kelvin Smith Distinguished Professor of Physics and served for eight years as chair of physics and astronomy at Dartmouth College. Hudson has served as one of the principal investigators with the NSF-funded Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM), where researchers study the weather patterns that originate from a solar eruption, following the energy and mass transfer through the interplanetary medium, all the way to the earth’s ionosphere. Current areas of investigation include the evolution of the radiation belts; how the ionized particle outflow known as the solar wind and the magnetic field of the sun interact with the magnetic field of the earth, producing electrical currents in the ionosphere; and the effects of solar cosmic rays on radio communications near the earth’s poles. Dr. Hudson is also funded by NASA’s Supporting Research and Technology program, studying related effects of the Earth’s space radiation environment which can affect both astronaut safety and satellite systems. Along with her students and postdoctoral research staff, she is modeling sudden changes in relativistic electron fluxes and solar cosmic rays at and inside the 24-hr orbital period of many communication and navigation satellites, and effects of global oscillations of the Earth’s magnetic field, associated with changes in solar wind conditions which have their origins at the sun. She has served as chair of the NSF Geospace Environment Modelling program, and is funded for research in that program on geomagnetic ‘storms’. Dr. Hudson received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Hudson was the chair of the Atmosphere-Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Interactions panel from the NRC’s 2003 Decadal Survey in Solar and Space Physics the Committee on Solar and Space Physics and the Plasma Science Committee.
Dr. David L. Hysell - (NA)
Cornell University

DAVID L. HYSELL is a professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. As a graduate student there, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher with space plasma physics. He has also worked at Clemson University as an associate professor in the physics department. Dr. Hysell’s research interests are in the area of upper atmospheric physics, space plasmas, and radar remote sensing. His research also focuses on theoretical and experimental investigations of space plasmas in the Earth’s ionosphere between 80 and 1500 km altitude. Dr. Hysell has designed and built a number of small, portable coherent scatter radars for studying plasma instabilities and irregularities in the Earth’s ionosphere at low, middle, and high latitudes. Using radar interferometry and imaging techniques similar to those applied in radio astronomy and medicine, Dr. Hysell uses these radars to observe the growth, propagation, and decay of ionospheric plasma irregularities in three spatial dimensions and in time. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University. His NRC committee experence includes serving on the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Radio Science.
Dr. Justin Kasper - (NA)
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

JUSTIN KASPER is an astrophysicist in the in the Solar and Stellar X-Ray Group in the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and a lecturer in the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University. He is also a visiting scholar at the Boston University Center for Space Physics. He has worked on the development, construction, and analysis of instrumentation for the in-situ and remote measurement of particles and fields, including space-based plasma probes and particle telescopes such as the Faraday Cups on Wind, and ground based radio telescopes including the Mileura Wide-Field Array Low Frequency Demonstrator (MWA-LFD). Currently, he is leading the design and operation of the Faraday Rotation Subsystem for MWA-LFD and participating in the radio transients, sky survey, and ionospheric calibration efforts. Dr. Kasper studies the flow of energy in astrophysical plasmas, including the solar corona, the solar wind, and planetary magnetospheres. His research focuses on the role of non-thermal velocity distribution functions, plasma micro-instabilities, magnetic reconnection, turbulence, and dissipation in the physical processes of heating, bulk acceleration, collisionless shocks, energetic particle acceleration, and radio emission. He was a member of the US organizing and instrumentation committees for the 2007 International Heliophysical Year and the project scientist for the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER), on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Dr. Kasper received his Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Judith L. Lean - (NA)
Naval Research Laboratory

JUDITH L. LEAN (NAS) is senior scientist for Sun-Earth System Research in the Space Science Division of the Naval Research Laboratory. After completing her Ph.D. she worked for CIRES at the University of Colorado, Boulder, from 1980 to 1986, joining the US Naval Research Laboratory in 1988. She is the recipient of a number of NASA research grants, in collaboration with other SSD and US scientists, and is currently a co investigator on the SORCE, TIMED/SEE, SDO/EVE and GLORY/TIM space missions. The focus of her research is to understand the Sun’s variability using measurements and models, and determining the impact of this variability on the Earth system, including climate change, the ozone layer and space weather. She has published over 100 papers in journals and books, and delivered over 250 presentations documenting her research. A member of the AGU, IAGA, AAS/SPD and AMS, Dr. Lean was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2002 and a member of US National Academy of Sciences in 2003. She has served on a variety of NASA, NSF, NOAA and NRC advisory committees. She has a Ph.D. in atmospheric physics from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Prior NRC service includes serving as Chair of the Working Group on Solar Influences on Global Change and, most recently, and the Committee on a Strategy to Mitigate the Impact of Sensor De-scopes and De-manifests on the NPOESS and GOES-R Spacecraft.
Dr. Ramon E. Lopez - (NA)
The University of Texas at Arlington

RAMON LOPEZ is a professor of physics at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the co-director for diversity for the Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling, a science and technology center funded by NSF. His current research focuses on solar wind-magnetosphere coupling, magnetospheric storms and substorms, and space weather prediction. Dr. Lopez is also active in education research involving student perception and interpretation of images and visualizations. In 2003, he was elected vice chair of the American Physical Society Forum on Education and served as chair in 2005. Dr. Lopez has also served various education-related committees of the American Geophysical Union, and as a member of the board of directors of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Latinos and Native Americans in Science. Dr. Lopez is a fellow of the American Physical Society and was awarded the Nicholson Medal for Humanitarian Service. He received his Ph.D. in space physics from Rice University. Dr. Lopez’s previous NRC service includes membership on the Committee on Solar and Space Physics, the Committee on Stratgic Guidance for NSF’s Support of the Atmospheric Sciences, the Committee on Undergraduate Science Education, and the Steering Committee on Criteria and Benchmarks for Increased Learning in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics (STEM).
Dr. Howard J. Singer - (NA)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

HOWARD J. SINGER is chief of the science and infusion branch at the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center. Previously he served as the chief of the research and development division of the Space Environment Center (SEC) and as the project leader for the current and future NOAA Space Environment Monitor instruments on the GOES spacecraft and the responsible scientist for the GOES spacecraft magnetometers. Prior to joining SEC, Dr. Singer was with the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory where he was the principal experimenter for the fluxgate magnetometer on the joint AF-NASA Combined Release and Radiation Effects satellite (CRRES). Dr. Singers’ research is in the area of solar-terrestrial interactions, ultra low frequency waves, geomagnetic disturbances, storms, and substorms. He has received awards from the Air Force, NASA, and NOAA, including the prestigious Department of Commerce Gold Medal for Leadership. He received his Ph.D. in space physics and geophysics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has served on various NASA, NSF, and NRC committees, including recent service on the NASA Living with a Star Geospace Mission Definition Team. Dr. Singer is currently on the NSF Geospace Environment Modeling Steering Committee and the Editorial Advisory Board of Space Weather: The International Journal of Research and Applications. He served on the NRC Solar and Space Physics Survey Panel on Atmosphere-Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Interactions.
Dr. Harlan E. Spence - (NA)
University of New Hampshire

HARLAN E. SPENCE is a professor of physics and director of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Prior to UNH, Dr. Spence was a professor and department chair of the department of astronomy and a member of the Center for Space Physics at Boston University. Dr. Spence has also served as a senior member of the technical staff at The Aerospace Corporation. Dr. Spence’s research interests include theoretical and experimental space plasma physics, cosmic rays and radiation belt processes, and physics of the heliosphere, planetary magnetospheres, and the aurora. He has served on multiple NASA and NSF advisory panels including the NASA Living with a Star Management Operations Working Group and the NASA Earth-Sun System Subcommittee. Dr. Spence received his Ph.D. in geophysics and space physics from the University of California-Los Angeles. He previously served on the NRC’s Panel on Solar Wind-Magnetospheric Interactions, the Panel on Space Sciences and the Committee on Solar and Space Physics.
Dr. Edward C. Stone - (NA)
California Institute of Technology

EDWARD C. STONE (NAS) is the David Morrisroe professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and vice provost for special projects. He is a former director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has served as chair of Caltech’s division of physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy, and oversaw the development of the Keck Observatory as vice president for Astronomical Facilities and chairman of the California Association for Research in Astronomy. Since 1972, Dr. Stone has been the project scientist for the Voyager Mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, coordinating the scientific study of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune and Voyager’s continuing exploration of the outer heliosphere and search for the edge of interstellar space. Following his first instrument on a Discoverer satellite in 1961, Dr. Stone has been a principal investigator on nine NASA spacecraft and a co-investigator on five other NASA missions for which he developed instruments for studying galactic cosmic rays, solar energetic particles, and planetary magnetospheres. Dr. Stone is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, president of the International Academy of Astronautics, and a vice president of COSPAR. Among his awards and honors, Stone received the National Medal of Science from President Bush, the Magellanic Premium from the American Philosophical Society, and Distinguished Service Medals from NASA. In 1996, asteroid (5841) was named after him. Dr. Stone received his Ph.D in physics from the University of Chicago. He is currently serving on the NRC Planning Committee for a Workshop on “Sharing the Adventure with the Public” – Communicating the Value and Excitement of “Grand Questions” in Space Scienc and has also served on the Committee on the Scientific Context for Space Exploration and the Space Studies Board.
Dr. Marvin A. Geller
Stony Brook University

MARVIN A. GELLER is professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. His research deals with atmospheric dynamics, middle and upper atmosphere, climate variability, and aeronomy. He became the fourth Stony Brook professor sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore for his participation in the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Dr. Geller received the congratulatory letter from the United Nations Environment Programme on January 22, 2008, for his contribution in the assessment of stratospheric ozone depletion and climate change that lead to the Montreal Protocol. Dr. Geller has served on many national and international advisory committees on atmospheric science, the upper atmosphere, and near-space environment and is currently president of the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP); He has served as co-chair of the World Climate Research Programme's SPARC (Stratospheric Processes and Their Role in Climate) project, president of the American Geophysical Union's (AGU’s) Atmospheric Sciences section, chair of NASULGC's Board on the Oceans and Atmosphere, and president of ICSU's SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics). He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and the AGU and past president of the AGU’s Atmospheric Sciences Section. He earned his Ph.D. in meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has served on numerous NRC panels and committees, including the BASC Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Research, which he chaired from 1993-1997, and the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, which he served as a member from 1995-2000. He is currently a member of the NRC Board on International Scientific Organizations.


Committee Membership Roster Comments

Additional members added 8/30/10. (Note: 9/6/2011) Marvin Geller was added to the roster 2/25/2011. Updated Thomas Immel bio. 4/18/12

Events



Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Art Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3477

Agenda

This writing meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Daniel Baker
Brian Anderson
Steven Battel
James Drake
Jr.
Lennard Fisk
Marvin Geller
Sarah Gibson
Michael Hesse
J. Todd Hoeksema
David Hysell
Mary Hudson
Thomas Immel
Justin Kasper
Judith Lean
Ramon Lopez
Howard Singer
Harlan Spence
Edward Stone

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Wednesday, November 16

The committee discussed the wording and content of the report's recommendations in detail.
The committee discussed the wording and content of decision rules.
The committee addressed details of finishing the report writing.

Thursday, November 17

The committee worked on writing assignments for the majority of the day, and then reviewed the day's progress.

Friday, November 18

The committee continued work on writing assignments and reviewed any changes to recommendations or decision rules.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 29, 2011


Location:

Telecon
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Art Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3477

Agenda

This teleconference meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dan Baker
Steve Battel
Michael Hesse
Marv Geller
Ed Stone
Thomas Zurbuchen
Mary Hudson
Judith Lean
Jim Drake
Sarah Gibson
Howard Singer
Brian Anderson
Justin Kasper


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

1. Review of actions, Charo 5 min
2. Discussion of Zurbuchen-distributed document, Zurbuchen, 30 min
3. Status of writing assignments, esp. chapter 5 and plans for a new chapter 6, Charo/Gibson, 15 min
4. Agenda for Irvine, Charo 10 min
5. Roll call and actions


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 14, 2011


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Art Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3477

Agenda

This teleconference was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

steering committee members

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

1. Review of actions, Sheffer/Charo 5 min.
2. Updates from splinter writing groups and discussion of latest report template, 25 min
3. Plans for the Irvine meeting, Nov. 16-18 at the Beckman Center, Zurbuchen, 15 min
4. Update from Education and Workforce Group, Mark Moldwin, 15 min


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

no outside materials were distributed

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 14, 2011


Location:

teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Art Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3477

Agenda

This teleconference meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Present on the call: Dan Baker
Brian Anderson
Len Fisk
Marv Geller
Sarah Gibson
Michael Hesse
Todd Hoeksema
Thomas Zurbuchen
Mary Hudson
Judith Lean
Harlan Spence
and Ed Stone.


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

For 1 hour telecon today of heliophysics decadal survey steering committee:
? Status of the report draft:
o Updates from writing groups
o Assignments for missing pieces, 10 min
o Placeholder to discuss the DRIVE initiative
? Matching recommendations with budgets: update on developing scenarios
? Preparing for the November 16-18 meeting in Irvine


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 14, 2011


Location:

teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Art Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3477

Agenda

This teleconference meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Art Charo
Abigail Sheffer
Steve Battel
Spiro
Harlan
Mary
Todd
Steve Hysell
Ray Lopez
Howard Singer
Mark Moldwin


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

-writing assignments
-status updates
-DRIVE
-discussion

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

no outside materials were distributed

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 14, 2011


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Art Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda

This meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Present: Thomas Zurbuchen
Len Fisk
Sarah Gibson
Howard Singer
Michael Hesse
Steve Battel
Justin Kasper
Todd Hoeksema.



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

1. Updates from the 3 panel liaison: issues/progress on writing assignments; SC and liaison discussion of the report outline.
2. Update from the “DRIVE” writing team (DRIVE is an amalgam of survey-recommended program elements to advance the solar and space physics enterprise).
3. Update on ground-based recommendations/NSF and writing assignments.
4. Discussion of the large-class mission line for NASA.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No Outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 15, 2011


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Art Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda

This meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Telecon of Steering Cmte of Panel and Working Group Leads: 9/8/11
Thomas Zurbuchen
Brian Anderson
Michael Hesse
Todd Hoeksema
Jim Drake
Spiro Antiochos
Len Fisk
Dave Hysell
Steve Battel
Sarah Gibson
Ed Stone
Andy Christensen
Mark Moldwin
Jim Clemmons
Michelle Thomsen
Thomas Immel
Harlan Spence.



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Topics Discussed:
Report organization, writing assignments, and feedback to the panels from the August 29-31 meeting of the steering committee.


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 15, 2011


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda Walker
Contact Email:  lwalker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3701

Agenda

This meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dan Baker
Thomas Zurbuchen
Brian Anderson
Steven BAttel
James Drake
Len Fisk
Sarah Gibson
Micheal Hesse
Todd Hoeksema
Mary Hudson
David Hysell
Thomas Immel
Justin Kasper
Howard Singer
Halan Spence
Edward Stone




The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Subjects discussed:

o Heliophysics budgets for the coming decade
o Results of Aerospace Corp. cost and technical analyses of selected mission concepts
o Updates from the survey study groups
o Designing an integrated program of activities at NASA and the NSF for the coming decade that will advance the solar and space physics enterprise while fitting within notional budgets
o Organization of the final report
o Writing Assignments
o Plans for future meetings


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 12, 2011


Location:

Teleconference meeting
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Art Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202)334-3476

Agenda

This teleconference meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dan Baker
Steve Battel
Michael Hesse
Marv Geller
Ed Stone
Thomas Zurbuchen
Mary Hudson
Judith Lean
Jim Drake
Sarah Gibson
Howard Singer
Brian Anderson
Justin Kasper

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

1. Review of actions from 7/21 teleconference.
2. Update on “re-CATE” plans and notes from recent meeting at Aerospace Corp.
3. Updates from the study groups
4. Discussion with panel leads re drafts
5. Scheduling 6th and final meeting of SC, Nov. 16-18, 2011
6. Roll call and actions


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None. No outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 08, 2011


Location:

Teleconference meeting
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Art Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202)334-3476

Agenda

This teleconference meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dave Hysell
Ed Stone
Sarah Gibson
Thomas Immel
Todd Hoeksema
Mary Hudson
Michael Hesse
Harlan Spence
Dan Baker
Howard Singer
Steve Battel
Marv Geller

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

1. Review of actions from 7/14 teleconference
2. Update on CATE plans
3. Panel treatment of costs for “non-recommended” missions
4. Updates from the study groups
5. Discussion on how the science themes and questions will be used in the report
6. Roll call and actions.


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None. No outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 08, 2011


Location:

Teleconference meeting
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Art Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202)334-3476

Agenda

This teleconference meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dan Baker
Marv Geller
Dave Hysell
Todd Hoeksema
Sarah Gibson
Thomas Zurbuchen
Mary Hudson
Thomas Immel
Judith Lean
Ramon Lopez
Howard Singer
Ed Stone

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

1. Review of action items.
2. “Re-CATE” Update
3. Updates/Discussions from/with the Study Groups
4. Agenda for August 29-31 SC Meeting in Irvine
a. What do we need to accomplish?
b. What is needed ahead of the meeting?
c. What is needed at the meeting?
5. Recap and Roll Call


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None. No outsied materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 08, 2011


Location:

Teleconference meeting
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Arthur Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202)334-3476

Agenda

This teleconference meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dan Baker
Thomas Zurbuchen
Jim Drake
Brian Anderson
Todd Hoeksema
Steve Battel
Len Fisk
Marv Geller
Mary Hudson
Thomas Immel
Judith Lean
Howard Singer
and Ed Stone.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

1. Review of Action Items
2. Continued discussion with panels regarding requests to steering committee for mission reanalysis by Aerospace Corp.
3. Updates from survey study committees
4. Discussion of panel or working group issues relevant to meeting writing deadlines
5. Recap and Roll Call


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.No outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 01, 2011


Location:

Boulder, CO
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda Walker
Contact Email:  lwalker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3477

Agenda

This meeting will be closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dan Baker
Thomas Zurbuchen
Brian Anderson
Steven BAttel
James Drake
Len Fisk
Sarah Gibson
Micheal Hesse
Todd Hoeksema
Mary Hudson
David Hysell
Thomas Immel
Justin Kasper
Howard Singer
Halan Spence
Edward Stone

In addition
we had Dick Mewaldt
Spiro Antiochos
Jeff Forbes
Jim Clemmons
Mike Wiltberger
Kristina Lynch
and Cherilynn Morrow (I think). In addition
we had our contractor
Aerospace Corp. at the meeting represented by Randy Persinger
Mark Barrera and Bob Kellogg. By teleconference
we heard from Steve Squyres.



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Topics discussed:
o Reports from the 3 survey study panels
o Reports from the 5 survey working groups
o Discussion of NASA heliophysics budget and available “free energy” for the coming decade; preliminary discussions on matching resources to survey priorities
o Discussion of “decision rules” used by the planetary decadal survey
o Aerospace Corporation cost and technical analysis of selected mission concepts
o Plans for next meeting



The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 12, 2011


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  -
Contact Email:  -
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda

This meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Present on the call:
All survey steering cmte members except: Brian Anderson
Len Fisk
Todd Hoeksema
Thomas Immel
Ed Stone
Also on the call: Jim Clemmons
vice-chair of AIM panel; Mike Wiltberger
vice-chair of SWM panel; Dick Mewaldt
chair of SH panel; Kristina Lynch
co-lead
Explorers
Suborbital and other Platforms working group.


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Agenda for the Call
1. Recap of Actions
2. Solar Probe Plus and Decision Rules
3. Review of Agenda for June 14-16, 2011 Meeting in Boulder
4. CATE update
5. Panel or Working Group Updates



The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 20, 2011


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda Walker
Contact Email:  lwalker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3477

Agenda

This teleconference meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

On the call:
Art Charo
Abby Sheffer
NRC Staff

Members:
Richard Mewaldt

Ray Lopez
Jeff Forbes
Ed Stone
Howard Singer
Spiro Antiochos
Michael Hesse
Len Fisk
Mark Moldwin
Cherilynn Morrow
Judith Lean
Kristina Lynch
Thomas Zurbuchen
Steve Battel
Justin Kasper
Mary Hudson



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Agenda:
1. Review of Actions
2. Template for Report
a. Overall structure
b. Outline for panels
c. Integration of Working Group Products
3. Discussion with Michael Hesse
4. Review of Actions and Roll-call


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 05, 2011


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda Walker
Contact Email:  lwalker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3477

Agenda

This meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dan Baker - Chair
Thomas Zurbuchen - Vice Chair
Brian Anderson
Spiro Antiochos
Steve Battel
James Clemmons
James Drake
Len Fisk
Jeffrey Forbes
Sarah Gibson
Michael Hesse
Todd Hoeksema
Mary Hudson
Dave Hysell
Thomas Immel
Justin Kasper
Robert Kinsey
Judith Lean
Ramon Lopez
Kristina Lynch
Richard Mewaldt
Mark Moldwin
Cherilynn Morrow
Howard Singer
Harlan Spence
Edward Stone
Michelle Thomsen
Ron Turner
Michael Wiltberger


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Meeting goals and objectives
AIM Science Summary and Presentation of Candidates for CATE
SWM Science Summary and Presentation of Candidates for CATE
SH Science Summary and Presentation of Candidates for CATE
Science and mission synergies and begin discussion of science questions/science themes
Working Dinner for Survey Members at Rosa Mexican

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Welcome, Review of Agenda
Complete discussion of science themes/questions document and continue discussion
on synergies and overarching objectives of the recommended portfolio.
Presentations by Working Groups-1: Recommendations to the Steering Committee
Platforms Working Group
--Technology and Innovations Working Group
-- R2O/O2R
-- Theory, Modeling, and Data Exploitation, including discussion of:
Update from WG on Education and Outreach
Non-Mission Panel Recommendations (excluding ground-based)
Ground-based Recommendations

Thursday, April 14, 2011
SC Members Only
Review of the Day’s Objectives
Discussion of Science Prioritization
Mission prioritization for full CATE
Unallocated time to address
Organization of the Final Report
Review of outlines for panel reports
Initial Writing Assignments
Plans for June meeting
Action items



The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No outside material from committee members or agents of the NRC (Aerospace employees on contract).

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 06, 2011


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Art Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda

This teleconference meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

March 17: Attending were Dan Baker; Thomas Zurbuchen; Tom Immel; Ramon Lopez; Harlan Spence; Steve Battel; Sarah Gibson; Mary Hudson; Judith Lean; Howard Singer;
Ed Stone; Jim Clemmons; Cherilynn Morrow; Mark Moldwin; Kristina Lynch; Mike Wiltberger; Andy Christensen; Michael Hesse; Justin Kasper


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Agenda
1. Review of Action Items. 5 min-Charo
2. Criteria for Prioritization at the April 12-14, 2011 Meeting. 15 min-Baker/Charo
3. Agenda for April Meeting. 10 min-Charo
4. Organization of the Final Report. 15 min-Zurbuchen
5. “Platforms” Working Group Update. 10 min-Lynch
6. Update on Questionnaire for Ed and Society Working Group. 5 min-Kasper
7. Other issues (time permitting) and review of action items.


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

no outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 18, 2011


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Arthur Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda

This teleconference meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dan Baker; Thomas Zurbuchen; Tom Immel; Ramon Lopez; Harlan Spence; Steve Battel; Len Fisk; Sarah Gibson; Mary Hudson; Judith Lean; Howard Singer;
Ed Stone; Dick Mewaldt; Spiro Antiochos; Michelle Thomsen; Jeff Forbes; Jim Clemmons; Cherilynn Morrow; Mike Wiltberger; Michael Hesse; Mark Moldwin; Todd Hoeksema


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Agenda
1. Review of Action Items. 5 min-Charo
2. Attendance at the April 12-14, 2011 Steering Cmte Mtg in DC. 5 min-Baker/Charo
3. Update on Science Themes Splinter Group. 10 min-Zurbuchen
4. Expectations for Panel/Champion Presentations at the April Meeting. 10 min-Zurbuchen/Battel
5. Organization of the Final Report—Process to go Forward. 20 min-Zurbuchen
6. Planetary Decadal Survey Published. 5 min-Sheffer
7. Other issues (time permitting) and review of action items. 5 min


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

no outside materials were distributed

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 18, 2011


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Art Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda

This teleconference meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dan Baker
Thomas Zurbuchen
Len Fisk
Sarah Gibson
Thomas Immel
Justin Kasper
Howard Singer
Todd Hoeksema
Michael Hesse
Dave Hysell
Mary Hudson
Art Charo
Abby Sheffer
Dick Mewaldt
Spiro Antiochos
Michelle Thomsen
Jeff Forbes
Andy Christiansen


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Items Discussed During the Call:
1. Review of Action Items from Last Week
2. Discussion of Heliophysics Explorer Program
3. Industry Platform Discussion Follow-up
4. Update on Panel Development of Science Questions/Science Themes
5. Cost and Technical Evaluation Activities: Week 2 update
6. Review of Actions
7. Other Issues


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 01, 2011


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  -
Contact Email:  -
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda

This meetng was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

2/23/11 Telecon of Helio Panel on Solar and Heliospheric Physics:
Present on the call: Spiro Antiochos
Jack Harvey
Daniel Winterhalter
Merav Opher
Richard Mewaldt
Jesper Schou
Tim Bastian.


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Agenda for the call was discussion of ground-based programs and other activities of interest mostly to the National Science Foundation. Group reviewed white papers submitted to survey in this area and discussed options for further inquiry.


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

no outside materials were distributed for this meeting.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 25, 2011


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Art Charo
Contact Email:  acharo@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda

This meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

2/17/11 Telecon of Helio Survey:
Present: Dan Baker
Thomas Zurbuchen
Len Fisk
Spiro Antiochos
Steve Battel
Harlan Spence
Howard Singer
Tom Immel
Michael Hesse
Jim Drake
Sarah Gibson
Todd Hoeksema
Dave Hysell
Mary Hudson
Judith Lean
Ed Stone
Art Charo
Abby Sheffer
Mike Wiltberger
Andy Christensen
Michelle Thomsen
Jeff Forbes
Dick Mewaldt
Spiro Antiochos
Kristina Lynch
Jim Clemmons.


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Agenda for the call:
1. Review of action items (from the last steering committee meeting and from the last teleconference). 15 min.
2. Discussion of National Space Policy and Len Fisk’s White Paper on Mission Opportunities in Heliophysics. (Fisk) 25 min
3. Review of the ongoing “pre-CATE.” (Battel, others) 10 min
4. Status of request from Innovations and Technology working group. 10 min
5. Brief Discussion of the FY12 Budget (time permitting). Charo/Baker
6. Action Items for the next teleconference.
7. Roll Call.


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No outside materials were distributed during this meeting.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 25, 2011


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda Walker
Contact Email:  lwalker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3477

Agenda

This meeting is closed in it's entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dan Baker
Thomas Zurbuchen
Brian Anderson
Steven Battel
James Drake
Len Fisk
Sarah Gibson
Micheal Hesse
Todd Hoeksema
Mary Hudson
David Hysell
Thomas Immel
Justin Kasper
Ramon Lopez
Howard Singer
Harlan Spence
Edward Stone

In addition
we had Dick Mewaldt
Spiro Antiochos
Jeff Forbes
Jim Clemmons
Michelle Thomsen
Mike Wiltberger
and Kristina Lynch.


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Topics discussed:
o Reports from the 3 survey study panels
o Reports from the 5 survey working groups
o Review of “Bretherton Diagrams” for Earth system science and discussion of utility for developing a similar diagram for solar and space physics
o Review of panel science priorities and panel-supported concepts to address these priorities
o Vote on concepts to be go forward for preliminary cost and technical analysis by Aerospace Corp.
o Discussion of NASA and NSF solar and space physics initiatives
o Plans for next meeting


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No Outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 12, 2011


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda Walker
Contact Email:  lwalker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda

This meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Present on the call: All members of the steering committee
panel chairs and vice-chairs
and working group leads except:

Jon Linker
WG Theory co-lead
Stuart Bale
WG on Innovations and Technology co-lead
Andy Christensen
WG on Innovations and Technology co-lead
Cherilynn Morrow
WG on Education and Workforce co-lead
Mark Moldwin
WG on Education and Workforce co-lead
Jim Clemmons
vice-chair AIM
Harlan Spence
Steering Cmte member
David Hysell
member of steering committee
Ramon Lopez
member of steering committee
Justin Kasper
member of steering committee
Todd Hoeksema
member of steering committee


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Agenda/plans for February 1-3, 2011 meeting of the steering committee
Timing of future meetings of the steering committee and the panels
Feedback from panels now that each has held their 2nd meeting
Update on revised plan for the survey’s cost and technical analysis of selected mission concepts


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
January 24, 2011


Location:

teleconference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda Walker
Contact Email:  lwalker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3477

Agenda

This teleconference call is closed in its entirety
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Present on the call: Spiro Antiochos
Jim Clemmons
Harlan Spence
Todd Hoeksema
Dave Hysell
Ray Lopez
Kristina Lynch
Howard Singer
Andy Christensen
Jeff Forbes
Mark Moldwin
Michelle Thomsen
Jim Drake
Mary Hudson
Cherilynn Morrow
Dan Baker
Thomas Zurbuchen.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Topics Discussed:
o Feedback from the Theory and Modeling Working Group meeting
o Report back from the town hall held at the Univ. of Maryland
o Discussion of NASA programs
o Updating the committee portal
o Proposal to contract with American Institute of Physics for help in survey of field demographics


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No Outside materials were distributed.



Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 12, 2011


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda Walker
Contact Email:  lwalker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3477

Agenda

This telecon meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Daniel Baker
Steve Battel
James Drake
Lennard Fisk
Sarah Gibson
Michael Hesse
Todd Hoeksema
Mary Hudson
David Hysell
Thomas Immel
Raymond Lopez
Howard Singer


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of mission costing, working group and panel meetings, and townhall activities.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None. No Outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 21, 2010


Location:

teleconference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda Walker
Contact Email:  lwalker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3477

Agenda

This teleconference meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Daniel Baker
Thomas Zurbuchen
Brian Anderson
Mary Hudson
Steven Battel
Thomas Immel
James Drake
Sarah Gibson
Ramon Lopez
Howard Singer
Todd Hoeksema
Harlan Spence
David Hysell
Edward Stone

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of schedules and deadlines for the community letter, steering committee membership update, and a discussion of mission costing.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None. No Outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 21, 2010


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda Walker
Contact Email:  lwalker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3477

Agenda

Sept. 2:

9:00 am Agency Briefings/Expectations for the Survey
Dick Fisher, NASA
TBD, NSF
Howard Singer, NOAA

12:00 – 12:40 pm Lunch

CLOSED SESSIONS

12:40 Lessons Learned from Ongoing Surveys
Steve Squyres (planetary decadal)
Steve Battel (astronomy and astrophysics decadal)

OPEN SESSIONS

2:00 Lessons Learned from the Previous Decadal Survey
Lou Lanzerotti (chair, 2003 solar and space physics decadal)

2:40 Break

2:50 NASA Heliophysics Roadmap
Andy Christensen, Dixie State Univ.
Barbara Giles, NASA HQ

4:00 Roundtable discussions with OMB/OSTP
Amy Kaminski, OMB (temporarily assigned to NASA HQ)
Kimberly Briggman, OSTP

CLOSED SESSION

4:40 Cmte Discussions until adjourn at 5:30 pm

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dan Baker
Thomas Zurbuchen
Brian Anderson
Steven Battel
James Drake
Lennard Fisk
Sarah Gibson
Michael Hesse
J. Todd Hoeksema
Mary Hudson
David Hysell
Thomas Immell
Justin Kasper
Judith Lean
Ramon Lopez
Howard Singer
Harlan Spence
Edward Stone

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

- Mission Studies, Cost and Technical Analysis of Missions
- Project Milestones and Schedule
- Tasks for Panels and Working Groups
- Panel and Working Group membership
- Future activities



The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None. No Outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 07, 2010


Location:

teleconference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda Walker
Contact Email:  lwalker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3477

Agenda

This teleconference call meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dan Baker
Thomas Zurbuchen
Steve Battel
Len Fisk
Judith Lean
Howard Singer
Sarah Gibson
Todd Hoeksema
Jim Drake
Michael Hesse
Justin Kasper

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

meeting 1 planning
panel composition and membership

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None. No Outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 23, 2010

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