2022 UCAR/NCAR Summer Programs: Space Weather & Heliophysics

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Join us for two excellent opportunities to broaden and deepen your understanding of Space Weather and Heliophysics, and to connect with the broader space physics community—the Boulder Space Weather Summer School and the Heliophysics Summer School.

Boulder Space Weather Summer School (website)

Hosted by HAO/NCAR and Sponsored by NSF

Application Deadline: Monday, 1 May 2022

When/Where: July 18 – 29, 2022, in person Boulder, CO (circumstances permitting).

Who: Graduate students starting their research careers in space physics as well as selected undergraduate students interested in exploring the topic.

Theme: The physics of space weather and its impacts on the space environment, space craft, astronauts and ground based systems. Deepen your conceptual understanding of space weather and the physics behind using fundamental physics principles, spacecraft and ground based data, and model results. Learn from leading researchers in the field and experts in forecasting space weather. Meet other students working in the field.

Description: The Boulder Space Weather Summer School (SWSS) is a two-week program, funded by NSF and hosted by HAO, that gives students a comprehensive introduction to the science of space weather: what it is, what it does, and what can be done about it.

 

Heliophysics Summer School (website)

Hosted by UCAR/CPAESS and Sponsored by NASA

Application Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2022

When/Where: August 1 – 12, 2022, run remotely.

Who: Advanced graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who want to broaden their understanding of fundamental processes across all disciplines of heliophysics.

Theme: Connecting the Heliosphere: Using Global Models to Connect In-situ and Remote Sensing Data Throughout the Heliosphere.

Description: During this two-week NASA funded summer school hosted by UCAR, participants will:

  • dive into physics connecting global models to remote and in-situ measurements,
  • learn from leading experts in the field,
  • use prototype visualizations tools to recreate data from a spacecraft flying through the magnetosphere,
  • connect with other early career researchers.

Heliophysics relies on the data collected through in-situ instruments on spacecraft—such as Solar Probe, MMS, and DMSP—to provide point measurements, remote-sensing observations such as solar imagery from SDO and DKIST, and measurements of the upper atmosphere and space environment from ground-based radar and the GOLD spacecraft. Global models allow us to bridge the gap between these measurements and understand the implications for the whole system. This Summer School will explore the various types of models (global MHD, kinetic, and general circulation) across all the domains of heliophysics (solar, heliosphere, magnetosphere, and thermosphere/ionosphere) and their relationship to observations.

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