Workshop on Solar Flares and Magnetospheric Substorms



Among many of the fascinating phenomena displayed by nature, there are a number that involve the generation, storage, and subsequent dissipation of electromagnetic energy. Solar flares and magnetospheric substorms are two notable examples that occur in the solar system. A workshop dealing with these two phenomena, “Workshop on Solar Flares and Magnetospheric Substorms,” was held March 26–30, 1990, at the East-West Center on the University of Hawaii campus at Manoa—an efficient but delightful setting for scientific interaction. The workshop was unique in that solar physicists and magnetospheric physicists, about 25 from each group, gathered together in a single conference hall to discuss practically all aspects of both solar flares and magnetospheric substorms. Participants came from Australia, Germany, Japan, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States