CEDAR email: request for input on NASA LWS Strategic Science Areas

Seebany Datta-Barua sdattaba at iit.edu
Thu Jun 20 17:23:51 MDT 2019

As announced at the NSF CEDAR Workshop Wednesday morning, this year the
LPAG Executive Committee expanded, reordered, and refocused the strategic
science areas (SSAs).  The LPAG would strongly appreciate your feedback on
the new wording of the SSAs.

   - Drafts and comment boxes available at the LPAG website
   - Comments accepted at website through July 14

For CEDAR people - we would specifically appreciate your comments on SSAs
V, VI, VII, and IX listed below.  Please visit the website to read details
and comment.

Thank you,
Rich Collins, Anthea Coster, and Seebany Datta-Barua
on behalf of the NASA Living With a Star Program Analysis Group (LPAG)
Executive Committee


SSA-V: Dynamics of the Global Ionosphere and Plasmasphere
Key Elements : Electron Density Profile, Total Electron Content, Storm Time
Dynamics, Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances, Plasmasphere Refilling
(revised from original SSA-4, TEC Forecasting)

SSA-VI: Localized Ionospheric Irregularities
Key Elements : Plasma Instabilities, Radio Wave Propagation, Scintillation,
Polar Cap Absorption
(revised from original SSA-5, Scintillation Forecasting)

SSA-VII: Composition and Energetics of the Neutral Upper Atmosphere
Key Elements : Atmospheric Drag, Heating and Cooling, Waves and Tides
(revised from original SSA-2, Satellite Drag Forecasting)

(revised from original SSA-6, Radiation Environment Forecasting)

SSA-IX: Stellar Impacts on Planetary Habitability
Key Elements: Atmospheric Depletion and Stripping, Magnetospheric
Shielding, Stellar Winds, Flares and Mass Ejections
(new topic)

Seebany Datta-Barua, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology
P: 312.567.3566
F: 312.567.7230
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