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A Decadal Strategy for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) - Panel on Atmosphere-Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Interactions


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.

This panel will address research goals in understanding how the planetary atmosphere couples to its ionosphere and its magnetosphere, as well as to the atmosphere of the Sun. The panel will report its findings to the Decadal Survey steering committee.

 

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-10-05

Project Duration (months): 24 month(s)

RSO: Charo, Art

Topic(s):

Space and Aeronautics



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 10/27/2010

Jeffrey M. Forbes - (Chair)
University of Colorado at Boulder

JEFFREY M. FORBES is a professor and the Glenn Murphy Endowed Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Forbes’ research interests include the upper atmosphere environments of Earth, Mars, and other planetsand the coupling of these environments to lower altitudes and to solar variability; geomagnetic storm effects on satellite drag variability; the vertical propagation of tides and planetary waves in planetary atmospheres and their electrodynamic and chemical effects; utilization of accelerometer, satellite drag, and satellite remote sensing data to elucidate atmospheric variability; and testing, validating and developing upper-atmosphere models. He also conducts numerical simulations of the above phenomena. Dr. Forbes also is the principal investigator of the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative on Atmospheric Density Prediction of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the chair of the Academic Affairs Committee for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and an associate fellow of the AIAA and received the 2010 AIAA Robert M. Losey Atmospheric Sciences Award. He received his Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University. Dr. Forbes has previously served on the following NRC committees: the Review of the Next Decadal Mars Architecture, the Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Research, and the Committee on Solar and Space Physics.
James H. Clemmons - (Vice Chair)
The Aerospace Corporation

JAMES H. CLEMMONS is the principal director of the Space Science Applications Laboratory at the Aerospace Corporation. In his 13 years at Aerospace, Dr. Clemmons has led development of approximately 20 scientific instruments, flown on sounding rockets and satellites, to investigate a variety of phenomena in Earth’s magnetosphere as well as its ionosphere-thermosphere-mesosphere system. He is the author of numerous publications, including studies of observations conducted with the Freja satellite and other missions characterizing electric, magnetic, and plasma phenomena in the space environment. Before joining Aerospace, he worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the Swedish Institute for Space Physics, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics on related research. He has participated in several NASA advisory groups and is the recipient of several awards by NASA and the Aerospace Corporation. Dr. Clemmons is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Physical Society, and the American Chemical Society. He was a Fulbright Scholar and a resident associate of the National Research Council. Dr. Clemmons received B.S. degrees in physics and chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He has no prior NRC experience.
Odile de la Beaujardiere
Air Force Research Laboratory

ODILE DE LA BEAUJARDIERE is the principal investigator of the Communication/Navigation Outage Forecasting System at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate. Previously, she was a member of the NSF Coupling, Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Science Steering Committee, and worked at SRI International.
John V. Evans
COMSAT Corporation [Retired]

JOHN V. EVANS (NAE) is a retired chief technical officer of COMSAT Corporation, a position he took after serving as president and director of COMSAT Laboratories, the largest research center devoted entirely to satellite communications research. Prior to joining COMSAT, Dr. Evans was assistant director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory. His current technical interest lies in satellite communications technology, including both space and ground segments. Dr. Evans is the co-editor of Radar Astronomy and has published more than 100 papers on the topics of radar reflection and high-power radar studies of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union, AGU, and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. In 1975 he was awarded the Appleton Prize by the Council of the Royal Society of London for his contributions to ionospheric physics. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from Manchester University.
Roderick A. Heelis
The University of Texas at Dallas

RODERICK A. HEELIS is the Cecil and Ida Green Honors Professor of Physics and director of the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences at the University of Texas at, Dallas. His research specialization covers planetary atmospheres, ionospheres, and magnetospheres, and the physical phenomena coupling these regions. Dr. Heelis has published more than 130 papers in the refereed literature and presented numerous invited papers at national and international meetings. He serves as principal investigator for grant and contract research sponsored by the Department of Defense and NSF. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Heelis also serves on a number of advisory committees and working groups, including being a member of the NASA Sun-Earth Connections Advisory subcommittee. Dr. Heelis graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Ph.D. in applied and computational mathematics.
Thomas J. 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.
Janet U. Kozyra
University of Michigan

JANET U. KOZYRA is the George R. Carignan Collegiate Research Professor at the Space Physics Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan. She has also served as a summer faculty member at the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory at the Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts. Dr. She is active in space plasma physics and aeronomy, concentrating on processes that couple the atmosphere and ionosphere with near-Earth space. Her research emphasis has been on development of theoretical models of geophysical regions and the comparison of model results with satellite observations. Dr. Kozyra was the first demonstrator of the importance of high-energy oxygen ions in producing stable auroral red arcs through collisions with thermal electrons at high altitudes. She is currently a co-investigator on the TIDE instrument onboard the POLAR spacecraft, and has also been selected as an interdisciplinary scientist on the proposed Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) mission. Dr. Kozyra is an elected fellow of the American Geophysical Union, (AGU), and is a former associate editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research and Geophysical Research Letters. She received her Ph.D. in space physics and aeronomy from the University of Michigan.
William Lotko
Dartmouth College

WILLIAM LOTKO is a professor of engineering at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. He has also held the positions of interim dean and senior associate dean of the Thayer School. Before coming to Dartmouth, he was a research physicist at the Space Sciences Laboratory at University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Lotko is currently investigating and developing simulation models for ionospheric outflows into the magnetosphere, electron precipitation into the high-latitude ionosphere and thermosphere, plasma kinetics that enable superfluent ion outflows and electron precipitation, and the effects of all of these processes on global geospace dynamics. He is the principal investigator for Dartmouth’s Heliophysics Theory Project sponsored by NASA, co-investigator for the NSF-sponsored Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling, and team leader for one of NASA’s Living With a Star projects that focuses on geospace dynamics during storms. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics and is an elected fellow of the AGU. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Gang Lu
High Altitude Observatory

GANG LU is a senior scientist in the Terrestrial Impacts of Solar Output section of the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Her primary research covers high-latitude ionospheric electrodynamics, solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere thermosphere coupling, and space weather. Dr. Lu serves as the scientific discipline representative to the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP). She is a member of NSF’s Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Steering Committee and a member of the Auroral Plasma Physics Working Group at the International Space Science Institute. She is the associate editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research, was elected as the secretary for the aeronomy section of the AGU Space Physics and Aeronomy (SPA) section, and was awarded editor citation for excellence in refereeing for the Journal of Geophysics Research-Space Physics. Dr. Lu received her Ph.D. in space physics from Rice University.
Kristina A. Lynch
Dartmouth College

KRISTINA A. LYNCH is an associate professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. Prior to arriving at Dartmouth, Dr. Lynch was a research assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire. Her research revolves around auroral space plasma physics, ionospheric and mesospheric sounding rocket experiments, instrumentation, and data analysis, and wave-particle interactions in the auroral ionosphere. She has a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire.
Jens Oberheide
Clemson University

JENS OBERHEIDE is an associate professor of physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University. Previously, he was an associate professor in atmospheric physics at the University of Wuppertal. Dr. Oberheide is a specialist in satellite data analysis and conducts empirical modeling of global-scale wave dynamics in Earth's upper atmosphere. His research interests include the dynamics of Earth's mesosphere-thermosphere-ionosphere system; the forcing and vertical propagation of tides, planetary waves, and gravity waves including their effects on chemistry and electrodynamics; geospace environment coupling to the atmosphere below and to solar activity; and utilization of satellite and ground-based remote sensing data to resolve variability and vertical coupling processes in the atmosphere. Dr. Oberheide is a recipient of the NASA Group Achievement Award to the TIMED team. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. He served on the NASA Senior Review panel of the 2009-2012 Mission Operations and Data Analysis Program for the Heliophysics Operating Missions. Currently, Dr. Oberheide serves on the Steering Committee of SCOSTEP's "Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System" program and leads one of its working groups, investigating the geospace response to variable waves from the lower atmosphere. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wuppertal.
Larry J. Paxton
Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics

LARRY J. PAXTON is a staff scientist and head of the Atmospheric and Ionospheric Remote Sensing Group at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). He is the co-principal investigator for the global ultraviolet imager on the NASA Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics Mission (TIMED) and the principal investigator on the Defense Meteorological Satellites Program’s (DMSP) special sensor ultraviolet spectrographic imager (SSUSI). His research focuses on the atmospheres and the ionospheres of the terrestrial planets, in particular the aeronomy of the Earth’s upper atmosphere and the role of solar cycle and anthropogenic change in creating variability in the dynamics, energetics and composition of the upper atmosphere. Dr. Paxton was APL’s chief scientist for the Ultraviolet and Visible Imagers and Spectrograph Imagers (UVISI) on the Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX). He has been involved in over more than a dozen satellite, shuttle and sounding rocket experiments. He has served on several NASA and NSF committees, panels, and working groups and currently chairs the International Academy of Astronautics Commission 4 on Space Systems Utilization and Operations. Dr. Paxton has published nearly 200 papers on planetary and space science, instruments, remote sensing techniques, and space mission design. He earned his Ph.D. in astrophysical, planetary, and atmospheric sciences from the University of Colorado at, Boulder.
Robert F. Pfaff
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

ROBERT F. PFAFF is a space scientist in the Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Prior to arriving at Goddard, he was a research support specialist at Cornell University’s School of Electrical Engineering. He is the principal investigator for the Communications/Navigation Outage Forecasting System (C/NOFS) Vector Electric Field Instrument and co-investigator for the San Marco Satellite Electric Field Experiment, the Polar Electric Field Investigation, and the Cluster Electric Field Investigation. In addition to these projects, Dr. Pfaff is also either principal or co-investigator of numerous sounding rockets. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University.
Joshua Semeter
Boston University

JOSHUA SEMETER is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as the director of the Center for Space Physics at Boston University. He was previously a senior research engineer at SRI and a scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. His research interests revolve around ionospheric and space plasma physics, spectroscopy of atmospheric airglow and the aurora borealis, image processing, and radar systems and radar signal processing. Dr. Semeter was associate editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research from 2004-2006. He won the 2009 Boston University Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Teaching Award and the 2006 NSF CAREER Award. Dr. Semeter graduated from Boston University with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering.
Jeffrey P. Thayer
University of Colorado at Boulder

JEFFREY P. THAYER is an associate professor of remote sensing in Earth and space science in the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department at the University of Colorado (CU). At CU, Dr. Thayer has led the design, manufacturing, and testing of lidar systems for lower and upper atmosphere research with deployments in remote locations, such as Greenland. He was director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Sondrestrom Upper Atmosphere Research Facility in Greenland and performed experiments using incoherent scatter radar. His research interests include remote sensing instrumentation for atmospheric and space science, optical engineering for lidar system design and deployment, geophysical fluid dynamics, ionospheric electrodynamics and thermosphere dynamics and composition. Dr. Thayer is a recipient of the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) Presidential Achievement Award and the University of Michigan Alumni Merit Award. Dr. Thayer served as chair of the NSF Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) program for the past 3 years. He has also served on the NASA Geospace Mission and Operations Working Group, the NASA Sun-Earth Connections Roadmap Team, the NASA Science and Technology Definition Team for Solar-Terrestrial Probe Geospace Electrodynamics Connections Mission, and the NSF CEDAR Science Steering Committee. He earned his Ph.D. in atmospheric and space physics from the University of Michigan.

Committee Membership Roster Comments

uPDATED BIO FOR tHOMAS iMMEL 4/18/12

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

Jeff Forbes
Jim Clemmons
Tom Immel
Larry Paxton
Janet Kozyra
Jens Oberheide
Gang Lu
Odile de la Beaujardiere
Jeff Thayer
Rob Pfaff


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of ongoing chapter revisions.

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

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December 21, 2011
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The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jeff Forbes
Jens Oberheide
Jim Clemmons
John Evans
Larry Paxton
Josh Semeter
Jeff Thayer
William Lotko
Janet Kozyra
Kristina Lynch
Odile de la Beaujardiere
Tom Immel
Robert Pfaff


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of ongoing chapter draft revisions.

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:
December 21, 2011
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The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jeffrey Forbes
James Clemmons
Thomas Immel
Jeffrey Thayer
Jens Oberheide
Kristina Lynch
Odile de la Beaujardiere
William Lotko
Larry Paxton
Robert Pfaff
Roderick Heelis

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of ongoing writing assignments.

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

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Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 08, 2011
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Jeffrey Forbes
James Clemmons
Janet Kozyra
John Evans
Jens Oberheide
Thomas Immel
Joshua Semeter
Kristina Lynch
William Lotko
Robert Pfaff

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of ongoing writing assignments.

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
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Jeffrey Forbes
Robert Pfaff
Jens Oberheide
Larry Paxton
Tom Immel
Jim Clemmons
William Lotko

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of the results of the Aerospace analysis for the notional missions proposed by the panel.

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
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Jeffrey Forbes
James Clemmons
Gang Lu
Jens Oberheide
John Evans
William Lotko
Joshua Semeter
Jeffrey Thayer
Larry Paxton
Robert Pfaff
Thomas Immel
Kristina Lynch


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of the recent steering committee meeting.

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:
July 13, 2011
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Jeffrey Forbes
James Clemmons
Jens Oberheide
Thomas Immel
Gang Lu
Larry Paxton
Josh Semeter
Kristina Lynch
Robert Pfaff
William Lotko


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of the community vision statement.

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:
July 13, 2011
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J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jeffrey M. Forbes
James H. Clemmons
Abigail Sheffer
Terri Baker
John Evans
Thomas Immel
Janet Kozyra
William Lotko
Gang Lu
Jens Oberheide
Larry J. Paxton
Robert F. Pfaff
Joshua Semeter
Jeffrey Thayer



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of motivations for and the framework of AIMI science for the next decade.
Writing sessions for each of the five science priorities for the AIMI panel.
Discussion of notional mission implementations.
Discussion of recommendations related to each working group.


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 10, 2011
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Contact Phone:  (202)334-3863

Agenda
This meeting was closed in its entirety.
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Jeffrey Forbes
Joshua Semeter
Larry Paxton
Jeffrey Thayer
William Lotko
Janet Kozyra
Gang Lu
Kristina Lynch
Robert Pfaff
Thomas Immel


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of ground-based research facilities and initiatives.

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:
May 27, 2011
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Contact Name:  Abigail Sheffer
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Contact Phone:  (202)334-3863

Agenda
This meeting was closed in its entirety.
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Jeff Forbes
Jim Clemmons
Jeff Thayer
Josh Semeter
Bill Lotko


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of Workforce and Education working group issues and continued discussion of writing assignments.

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:
May 23, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

Teleconference meeting
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Contact Name:  Abigail Sheffer
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Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3863

Agenda
This meeting was closed in its entirety.
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Jeff Forbes
Jens Oberheide
Gang Lu
Jeff Thayer
Bill Lotko
Odile de la Beaujardiere
Larry Paxton


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of panel writing assignments and chapter structure.

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:
May 23, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Contact Name:  Abigail Sheffer
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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:

Jeff Forbes
Jim Clemmons
John Evans
Jeff Thayer
Jens Oberheide
Rob Pfaff
Gang Lu
Rod Heelis
Odile de la Beaujardiere
Tom Immel
Larry Paxton
Janet Kozyra


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee discussed mission candidates to present to 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:
May 01, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


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:  Abigail Sheffer
Contact Email:  asheffer@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
This teleconference meeting is closed in its entirety.
Supporting File(s)
-
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:

Jim Clemmons
Janet Kozyra
William Lotko
Gang Lu
Jens Oberheide
Rob Pfaff
Josh Semeter
Jeff Thayer
Odile de la Beaujardiere

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of Theory, Modeling, and Data Exploitation working group 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 25, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


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:  Abigail Sheffer
Contact Email:  asheffer@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
This teleconference meeting is closed in its entirety.
Supporting File(s)
-
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:

Jeff Forbes
Jim Clemmons
Jens Oberheide
Rob Pfaff
Rod Heelis
Odile de la Beaujardiere
Kristina Lynch
Gang Lu
Janet Kozyra
William Lotko
Larry Paxton
Josh Semeter


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of Innovations Working Group topics.

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 25, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


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:  Abigail Sheffer
Contact Email:  asheffer@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
This telecon meeting was closed inits entirety.
Supporting File(s)
-
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:

Participants

Jeff Forbes
Jim Clemmons
Jeff Thayer
Larry Paxton
Josh Semeter
Tom Immel
John Evans
Gang Lu
Jens Oberheide
Kristina Lynch
Odile de la Beaujardiere
Robert Pfaff
William Lotko

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Recommendations from the panel to the steering committee regarding topics that have budget impact.
Ongoing discussion of science question mapping.


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 08, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


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:  Abigail Sheffer
Contact Email:  asheffer@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3477

Agenda
This teleconference meeting was closed in its entirety.
Supporting File(s)
-
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:

Jeff Forbes
Jens Oberheide
Bill Lotko
Jim Clemmons
Jeff Thayer
Gang Lu
Larry Paxton
Rob Pfaff
Tom Immel
John Evans
Janet Kozyra

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of organization of science questions and combining approaches with the other panels.


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:
February 28, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 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:  Terri Baker
Contact Email:  tbaker@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3477

Agenda
Agenda as of 1/10/2011

National Academies Keck Building
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Room 206

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Room 206

OPEN SESSION

9:15
Update on NASA’s Perspectives on the Decadal Survey
Dick Fisher and Barbara Giles, NASA HQ

9:55
NSF Perspectives on the Decadal Survey, New Concepts for Sensing and Studying the AIM System
Rich Benhke, NSF

10:35
Break

11:00
Innovations: Technology, Instruments, Data Systems Working Group: Review of New Space-Based Sensors on the Horizon for AIM Research
Eberhard Mobius, UNH

11:30
Explorers, Suborbital, and Other Platforms: New Approaches to Sensing and Studying the AIM System
Kristina Lynch, Dartmouth

12:00
Theory, Modeling, and Data Exploitation Working Group: Progress and Perspectives
Jim Drake, UMD

12:30
Lunch

1:30
A Conceptual Mission for Studying Ionospheric Connections to Neutral Dynamics
Thomas Immel, UC Berkeley

2:00
A Conceptual CubeSAT Constellation Mission for AIM Research
Aaron Ridley, U Michigan

2:30
A Conceptual Constellation Mission Combining In-Situ and Remote Sensing Measurements
Rob Pfaff, NASA GSFC

3:00
A Conceptual Mission for Studying Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling
Shing Fung, NASA GSFC

3:30
Break

3:45
A Conceptual Mission for Studying the Coupled Behavior of the Magnetosphere-Ionosphere System
Jim Spann, NASA MSFC

4:15
A Conceptual Mission for Studying Atmosphere-Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Interactions
Rod Heelis, UT Dallas

4:45
The PITO (Paired Ionosphere-Thermosphere Orbiter) Concept for Studying Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling Processes
Jim Clemmons, Aerospace

5:15
A Conceptual Mission for Studying Meteorological Effects on the IT System
David Siskind, NRL

5:45
Adjourn for dinner

6:30
Committee working dinner


To dial in to the OPEN SESSION of the conference, call 866-528-2256 and enter the access code 4363436 followed by the # key.
Supporting File(s)
-
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:

Jeffrey Forbes
James Clemmons
Thomas Immel
Odile de la Beaujardiere
John Evans
Roderick Heelis
Janet Kozyra
William Lotko
Gang Lu
Kristina Lynch
Jens Oberheide
Larry Paxton
Robert Pfaff
Joshua Semeter
Jeffrey Thayer

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Review of Science Themes, Priorities, and Questions
Discussion of possible missions to put forward for mission studies.
Plans for next steps for the panel.

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:
April 05, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


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
Agenda as of Nov 8, 2010 Open and Closed session to be determined


PRELIMINARY AGENDA

NCAR Mesa Lab
1850 Table Mesa Drive
Boulder, Colorado 80306

Monday, November 15, 2010
Damon Room

OPEN SESSION

10:00
Charge to the Panel
Dan Baker, Survey Chair

11:00
Break

11:15
Incoherent Scatter Radar Facilities and Capabilities
Dave Hysell

11:45
Overview of CEDAR Strategic Plan
Jeff Thayer

12:15
Summary of White Papers
Jim Clemmons

12:45
Lunch


1:45
open session ends
Supporting File(s)
-
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:

Jeffrey Forbes
James Clemmons
Thomas Immel
Odile de la Beaujardiere
John Evans
Roderick Heelis
Janet Kozyra
William Lotko
Gang Lu
Jens Oberheide
Larry Paxton
Robert Pfaff
Joshua Semeter
Jeffrey Thayer

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Overvew of survey process
Conflict and bias discussion
Discussion of high priority science in high latitudes and connections to the magnetosphere
Updates from working groups
Discussion of high priority science in low latitudes and lower atmosphere coupling
Overview of the mission costing process
Discussion of mission concepts


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

Community white papers


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 27, 2010
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

  • Publications having no URL can be seen at the Public Access Records Office
Publications

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