Space Weather

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June 2013

Volume 11, Issue 6

Pages 327–385

  1. Feature Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Feature Articles
    3. Opinion
    4. Meeting Reports
    5. Technical Papers
    1. The International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI) (pages 327–329)

      Madhulika Guhathakurta, Joseph M. Davila and Nat Gopalswamy

      Article first published online: 4 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/swe.20048

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      Key Points

      • ISWI promotes observation, understanding and prediction of SWx phenomena
      • Study of Universal Processes that affect space environments
      • ISWI is facilitated by United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (OOSA)
    2. The First Space Weather Prediction (pages 330–332)

      William B. Cade III

      Article first published online: 28 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/swe.20062

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      Key Points

      • Pehr Wargentin made the first space weather prediction on February 28, 1749
  2. Opinion

    1. Top of page
    2. Feature Articles
    3. Opinion
    4. Meeting Reports
    5. Technical Papers
    1. The SCORE Scale: A Coronal Mass Ejection Typification System Based On Speed (pages 333–334)

      Rebekah M. Evans, Antti A. Pulkkinen, Yihua Zheng, M. Leila Mays, Aleksandre Taktakishvili, Maria M. Kuznetsova and Michael Hesse

      Article first published online: 10 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/swe.20058

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      Key Points

      • A simple new category system for CMEs based on frequency of detection and speed
      • Applicable in space weather operations and research
  3. Meeting Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Feature Articles
    3. Opinion
    4. Meeting Reports
    5. Technical Papers
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      Review of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Interim Report: Effects of Geomagnetic Disturbances on the Bulk Power System—February 2012 (pages 335–336)

      Lawrence J. Zanetti

      Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/swe.20060

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      Key Points

      • Geomagnetic Induced Current on power grid
      • GIC and harmonic effects on power grid
    2. Third Annual Space Weather Community Operations Workshop: Building a Robust Space Weather Enterprise (pages 337–338)

      Jared Fulgham and W. Kent Tobiska

      Article first published online: 20 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/swe.20061

      Key Points

      • Developing systems to handle large amounts of data
      • Increasing capabilities to share real-time data
      • Managing operations procedures and problems
  4. Technical Papers

    1. Top of page
    2. Feature Articles
    3. Opinion
    4. Meeting Reports
    5. Technical Papers
    1. The Kp index and solar wind speed relationship: Insights for improving space weather forecasts (pages 339–349)

      Heather A. Elliott, Jörg-Micha Jahn and David J. McComas

      Article first published online: 4 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/swe.20053

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      Key Points

      • Compressions and rarefactions have different Kp-speed relationships
      • The 2-day speed-time slope can be used to identify compressions and rarefactions
      • Expansion factors speed predictions could improve Kp-Speed forecast lead times
    2. Validation of PREDICCS using LRO/CRaTER observations during three major solar events in 2012 (pages 350–360)

      C. J. Joyce, N. A. Schwadron, J. K. Wilson, H. E. Spence, J. C. Kasper, M. Golightly, J. B. Blake, J. Mazur, L. W. Townsend, A. W. Case, E. Semones, S. Smith and C. J. Zeitlin

      Article first published online: 6 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/swe.20059

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      Key Points

      • The PREDICCS radiation model is capable of accurate forecasting
      • Dose rates measured by CRaTER and predicted by PREDICCS are in good agreement
      • CRaTER dose rates may be used to compute the modulation potential at the Moon
    3. The deep space galactic cosmic ray lineal energy spectrum at solar minimum (pages 361–368)

      A. W. Case, J. C. Kasper, H. E. Spence, C. J. Zeitlin, M. D. Looper, M. J. Golightly, N. A. Schwadron, L. W. Townsend, J. E. Mazur, J. B. Blake and Y. Iwata

      Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/swe.20051

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      Key Points

      • GCR measured by CRaTER during highest flux in space age
      • Lineal energy spectra are presented from solar minimum
      • Lineal energy spectra provide basis for detailed transport modeling
    4. Community-wide validation of geospace model ground magnetic field perturbation predictions to support model transition to operations (pages 369–385)

      A. Pulkkinen, L. Rastätter, M. Kuznetsova, H. Singer, C. Balch, D. Weimer, G. Toth, A. Ridley, T. Gombosi, M. Wiltberger, J. Raeder and R. Weigel

      Article first published online: 27 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/swe.20056

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      Key Points

      • Supporting model transition to operations
      • Rigorous model validation
      • Community-wide collaboration

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