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The 5th HEPPA/SOLARIS Workshop

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5th International HEPPA Workshop in conjunction with SPARC/SOLARIS-HEPPA 5-9 May 2014

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

we are pleased to announce the

5th international HEPPA (High Energy Particle Precipitation in the Atmosphere) meeting,

which will again be held jointly with

SPARC/SOLARIS-HEPPA (Stratospheric Processes and their Role in Climate / Solar Influences for SPARC).

The workshop will focus on observational and modeling studies of the influences of solar radiation and energetic particle precipitation (EPP) on the atmosphere and climate. The meeting will last five full days, beginning Monday morning, 5 May 2014. Broad topics to be covered include the causes and phenomenology of solar radiation and energetic particle variability, mechanisms by which radiative and particle forcing affect atmospheric chemistry and dynamics, contributions of solar and EPP forcing to climate variability and space weather, and the current state of the art and outlook for relevant observations and models.

Please join us at

                                 Baden-Baden near Karlsruhe, Germany, on

                                                    5-9 May 2014,

for a lively and stimulating workshop to discuss the newest advances in understanding the influences of solar radiation and energetic particle precipitation on space weather, the atmosphere, and climate.

The deadline for registration and abstract submission was 15 March 2014.

The format of the meeting will be as follows:

Monday, 5 May to Wednesday, 7 May 2014:

HEPPA/SOLARIS Workshop with plenary sessions (invited tutorials and overview talks), and contributed presentations as posters. The topics will cover all aspects from solar irradiance variability and energetic particle sources to their impact on atmospheric and climate. There will be ample time reserved for poster sessions.

The poster board size is (width x height) 1200x1500 mm or 47.24x59.06 in. All posters will stay on display from Monday to Wednesday. Topical poster sessions will be arranged every day.

Thursday, 8 May 2014:

Workshop with contributed oral presentations providing an overview on ongoing international activities and plans related to solar/particle impact on the atmosphere, and presentations of ongoing SPARC SOLARIS-HEPPA activities

Friday, 9 May 2014:

Parallel working group meetings of the SPARC SolarMIP and HEPPA-II working groups; the HEPPA/SOLARIS workshop will be closed by a joint SPARC/SOLARIS-HEPPA reporting and discussion session.

Invited speakers are: Harlan Spence, Mark Clilverd, Thierry Dudok de Wit, Nathalie Krivova, Martyn Mlynczak, Monika Andersson, Dan Marsh, Marko Laine, Jeff Knight, Eugene Rozanov, Amanda Maycock, Bernd Funke, and Katja Matthes.



Contact information:

Gabriele Stiller
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute for Meteorology and Climate research (IMK-ASF)
Hermann-von-Helmholtz Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
e-mail: gabriele.stiller∂

Scientific Committee:

Scott Bailey, Bernd Funke, Kuni Kodera, Manuel López-Puertas, Katja Matthes, Jerry Meehl, Cora Randall, Aaron Ridley, Craig Rodger, Gabriele Stiller, Esa Turunen, Pekka Verronen

Local Organizing Committee:

Gabriele Stiller, Thomas von Clarmann, Andrea Linden, Sylvia Kellmann, N.N.
e-mail: heppa-org∂


Many thanks to our sponsors: