CEDAR email: 2020 Sun-Climate Symposium -- Jan. 27-31 -- Save the Date!

Vanessa George Vanessa.George at lasp.colorado.edu
Tue Feb 26 12:10:17 MST 2019

2020 Sun-Climate Symposium

"What is the Quiet Sun and What are the Subsequent Climate Implications?"

Jan. 27-31, 2020   *   Tucson, Arizona


We are pleased to announce the 2020 Sun-Climate Symposium, which is sponsored by the Sun-Climate Research Center, a joint venture between NASA GSFC and LASP at the University of Colorado.

     What is the quiet Sun? Is it a time-invariant base level or is there secular variability in the Sun's radiative output? What do those alternate scenarios imply for Earth-climate responses? The current solar minimum provides an opportunity to answer these and related questions.

     Observations of the Sun and Earth from space have revolutionized our view and understanding of how solar variability and other natural and anthropogenic forcings impact Earth's atmosphere and climate. For more than four decades the total and spectral solar irradiance and global terrestrial atmosphere and surface have been observed continuously, providing unprecedented high-quality data for Sun-climate studies. The 2020 Sun-Climate Symposium will convene experts from across the solar-terrestrial community, including the disciplines of climate research, atmospheric physics and chemistry, heliophysics, and metrology, to discuss solar and climate observations and models over both spacecraft-era and historical timescales.

Sessions will be organized around the following six themes:

1.  The Sunset of SORCE

2.  Recent/Space-Era Solar Cycle Timescales

3.  Secular Timescales

4.  Observational Predictions

5.  A New Reference Spectrum for Remote Sensing

6.  Children of SORCE

The format for this symposium consists of invited and contributed oral and poster presentations.  The Call for Abstracts will come out later this spring.  We encourage your participation and hope that you will share this announcement with colleagues.

Please save the date and join us!

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