Science Working Group Meeting
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
July 17-19, 2002
/ Hotel Reservations Due - June 10
Meeting Registration Due - June 20
2002 SORCE Science Working Group Meeting is scheduled for
July 17-19, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado at the Steamboat
Sheraton Resort and Conference Center. This EOS SOlar Radiation
and Climate Experiment (SORCE) meeting will focus on the
variable Sun and its influence on the terrestrial environment.
We encourage the interaction of solar scientists and scientists
studying the Earth's atmosphere and climate. Our goal is
to define our present understanding of solar/terrestrial
variations and possible relationships. The SORCE satellite
will launch in November 2002 - the count down begins now
Session 1. Short-term (minutes to 2 years) solar variations
and terrestrial variations.
Solar Phenomena: eruptive events (flares), oscillations,
sunspots & active regions, solar rotation, tachocline
Climate Phenomena: eruptive events (volcanoes), diurnal
variations, 27-day solar-driven events, seasonal variations.
2. Medium-term (1-30 years) solar variations and terrestrial
Solar Phenomena: sunspot cycle, magnetic (dynamo) cycle.
Climate Phenomena: QBO, ocean circulation, 11-year
solar-driven events, anthropogenic changes.
3. Long-term (> 30 years) solar variations and terrestrial
Solar Phenomena: cycle-to-cycle variations, Maunder minimum,
Climate Phenomena: droughts, ice ages, historical
records (tree rings, ice cores, etc.).
will be a combination of invited and contributed presentations
in each session. Depending on the number of abstracts submitted,
there are options for oral or poster presentations for the
contributed presentations. Abstracts for oral or poster
presentations for the three sessions should be submitted
by June 10.
Meeting Abstract Forms, Registration
Forms, and detailed program information are available at:
to Launch - November 30 (as of May 28, 2002):
Things are moving quickly! Following a 2-day Instrument
Module Pre-Ship Review with NASA in late February, SORCE
sponsored an Open House and Press Conference to celebrate
the completion of years of hard work done at LASP developing
and building the four SORCE instruments. It was a time to
reflect on the tremendous accomplishments that have been
achieved on this project so far. For the Press Conference,
local and state publications made a special effort to acknowledge
this mission with detailed articles and photos. The press
is committed to staying with us through the launch and beyond
when we begin gathering and analyzing data.
Lawrence at the SORCE Open House. The SORCE instruments
were temporarily integrated on the MU in the clean room
before going to Orbital Sciences Corporation.
week later three of the four instruments (minus SIM) started
their journey to Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles,
Virginia. Packed in sealed containers free from dust and
other contaminants, the instruments were loaded into a 15-foot
rental truck for the 1600-mile journey across America. With
5 drivers from LASP (Mike Anfinson, Paul Bay, Rick Kohnert,
Tom Sparn, and Pete Withnell) taking shifts, the truck and
chase vehicle left early Sunday morning, March 3rd. Only
stopping for fuel, food, and 2 overnights (Kansas