Topics for the workshop included:
Consideration of specific study events optimized from the solar and interplanetary data point of view.
These discussions were intended to contribute to the evolution of a community response to the NSF draft implementation plan for space weather research.
Finally, participants had an opportunity to further define the organizational structure of SHINE.
A limited number of invited presentations were scheduled to promote and provoke discussions in the working assembly.
Prospective attendees were invited to submit specific, brief contributions concerning the state of the art as regards observation, theory, and modeling in the following three broad subject areas:
Approach and Impact.
Near-Earth monitoring and sensing of solar wind disturbances;
issues in utilization of real-time spacecraft data collected
upstream of the bow shock; propagation of solar wind
disturbances through the bow shock and on into the
magnetosheath; entry of solar wind energetic particles
into the geomagnetic environment; current and desired
inputs to magnetospheric and upper atmospheric models.
Propagation and Interplanetary Evolution.
Passage of solar disturbances through the structured solar
corona; entry into the interplanetary regime and dynamical
interaction with the global background flow; acceleration
and transport of energetic particles; structure of ejected
plasmoids/driver gas; techniques for remote sensing of
interplanetary disturbances enroute to Earth.
Solar mechanisms producing the global solar wind structure
and secular changes in its configuration; processes leading
to rapid, impulsive changes in the corona and the expulsion
of material from the Sun; generation of intense bursts of