Solar Interplanetary Variability Program



In the next 3 years (1988–1990) there will be an opportunity for scientists whose research interests include the Sun and solar wind to participate in a new international scientific program. The Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) is sponsoring a program to study solar interplanetary variability during the transition from minimum to maximum in solar activity. T he program, which will include spacecraft and ground-based observations as well as theoretical modeling and simulation, is called Solar Interplanetary Variability (SIV). It will utilize existing spacecraft and ground-based capabilities and does not depend on the approval or implementation of any new missions or programs.