Monthly Newsletter

April 2003

SORCE Instrument and Data Validation Workshop –
A SORCE Instrument and Data Validation Workshop is set for April 28–30 in Boulder. Sessions will take place at LASP and at the NCAR Foothills Laboratory facilities. The workshop will focus on SORCE first results and plans to refine data processing and validate the irradiance data.
Conveners, Greg Kopp and Jerry Harder have put together an exciting program where scientists will be reviewing the SORCE instrument data and validation methods along with concurrent mission instrument activities. Speakers are scheduled to present talks on the data collection for ACRIM III, DIARAD, ERBE, SOLSPEC, SBUV/2, SUSIM, UARS, and TIMED. Through collaboration on validation campaigns, attendees will ensure the solar irradiance measurements are making the most significant contribution possible towards the universal use of these important data products.
In addition, an overview of SORCE data availability and access will be given so that other mission scientists will have access to SORCE results.

Upcoming Meetings
SORCE scientists plan to present papers or attend the following 2003 meetings:

  • SORCE Instrument and Data Validation Workshop, April 28-30, Boulder, Colorado
  • AAS, Solar Physics Division, June 16-20, APL, Laurel, Maryland
  • SCOSTEP Intl. Solar Cycle Studies Symposium 2003, June 23-28, Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia
  • IUGG Assembly 2003, June 30-July 11, Sapporo, Japan
  • SPIE - Optical Science and Technology, Aug. 3-8, San Diego, California
  • Radiometric Calibration Conference, Sept. 15-18, Logan, Utah
  • SORCE Science Team Meeting, Fall 2003, location – tbd
  • AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 8-12, San Francisco, California

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