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First Announcement

The Workshop on "Solar Variability, Earth's Climate and the Space Environment" will be held between June 1 and June 6, 2008 at the Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, USA. The workshop will cover the following research areas:

  1. The Sun as a Star: An Overview
    1.1. The Sun and Solar-Type Stars
    1.2. Solar Interior and Internal Processes
    1.3. Solar Photosphere and Magnetism
    1.4. Solar Atmosphere
    1.5. Solar Energy Output: Radiation and Particles
  2. The Earth's Atmosphere and Space Environment: An Overview
    2.1. The Earth's Space Environment
    2.2. The Earth's Atmosphere
    2.3. The Earth's Climate
  3. Solar Influence on the Earth’s Atmosphere and Space Environment
    3.1. Response of the Earth’s Environment to Solar Variability
    3.2. Solar Variability and its Effect on Atmosphere
    3.3. Solar Variability and Climate
  4. Achievements and Future Science Plans
    4.1. Scientific Achievements
    4.2. Open Science Questions
    4.3. Future Research
    4.4. Summary

The workshop is sponsored by the SCOSTEP/CAWSES Working Group (Climate And Weather of the Sun-Earth System) and co-sponsored by the International Heliospheric Year (IHY), NASA and Montana State University. A limited amount of funding may be available to partially support the participation of students and scientists from developing nations. Updated information (registration, abstract submission, travel and lodging, financial assistance) and further details will be posted at the meeting website as and when they become available. Interest in attending this meeting can be expressed by completing the preliminary registration form available at the meeting website:

If you need further information, please contact the following:

Judit M. Pap (Chair of the Scientific Organizing Committee)
Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center
University of Maryland Baltimore County
c/o NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Mail Stop 671.0
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Phone: 301-286-7511
Fax: 301-286-1617
E-mail: jpap at pop600 dot gsfc dot nasa dot gov

Dibyendu Nandi (Chair of the Local Organizing Committee)
Department of Physics
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana 59717, USA.
Phone: 406-994-4470
Fax: 406-994-4452
E-mail: nandi at mithra dot physics dot montana dot edu

We look forward to seeing you in Montana,


Judit M. Pap and Dibyendu Nandi(y).

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