Science Meeting Summary
meeting summary, extended abstracts, and
select presentations will be available soon at: http://lasp.colorado.edu/sorce/July02ScienceMeeting.html.
the end of the meeting Tom Woods summarized the relevance
of the discussions to SORCE. There were three aspects of
the discussions that are connected to the SORCE program:
validation of the solar irradiance time series, solar irradiance
modeling, and atmosphere/climate modeling. A summary of
these connections as grouped by the SORCE instruments is
below. The EUV region, which is not measured by the SORCE
instruments, and thus not listed, will be measured during
the SORCE mission by the TIMED Solar EUV Experiment (SEE).
to SORCE Summary
ACRIM Picard NIST Area Cal.
New Physical Models
Solar Dynamo Models
Indirect Solar Forcing
UARS SOHO ATLAS (past) Ground-based Meas.
New Proxy Models
as TIM, but with spectral information
New Proxy Models
Improve FUV Models
Upper Atmosphere Models
Improve XUV-EUV Models
Nitric Oxide Models
Overlap UARS? SIGF Mission? Future FUV Hole?
Do we understand them?
Solar indirect forcing?
Woods summarizing the SORCE Working Group Meeting.
SORCE team is planning to have another science meeting shortly
after the December launch to discuss initial results and
data validation. Next summer the SORCE science working group
will meet for more in-depth scientific discussions.
month of July has been extremely busy with continuous Environmental
Testing to make sure the SORCE spacecraft is prepared to
tolerate the actual launch and survive in the mission environment.
Tests completed in July include vibration, acoustic, and
pyro-shock separation system. In addition the Solar Array
Panel Illumination tests were successfully completed, as
well as a Flight Software upgrade to version 6.0.
The Thermal Vacuum test is the final major test to be completed.
After a final inspection the Vacuum Chamber doors will be
closed on August 2, and the pumpdown will begin. The Instrument
Module will undergo tests in this special environment for
three weeks. Details will be included in the August SNS
to Launch - December 1
(as of July 30, 2002)
Pegasus XL will launch SORCE into space.