Session - Solar Energetic Particles: Data, Environments, Forecasting and Impact

P. Jiggens, D. Heynderickx, M. Marsh, M. Dierckxsens

The Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) environment is a critical component of specifications for spacecraft design and operations as a result of its impact on electronic components and materials, and is also a concern for human space flight and aviation due to increased radiation risks. There is increasing international momentum in the development of forecasting and alert systems for SEP events and deriving their characteristics on both short and long term basis. The outputs of these tools and research are intended for assimilation within civil aviation, human space flight, and satellite operations. However, it is not always clearly understood by the space weather community what parameters from space weather research/forecasts are desired by the end user concerned with the radiation impacts of SEPs, and their procedural impact on human spaceflight, aviation, satellite and other industrial operations.

This session invites contributions with a view to connecting the "beginning and end" aspects of SEP related space weather research and forecasts and their real world impact:

- Calibration, background subtraction, correction and comparisons radiation particle data;
- Research into the long-term SEP environment including interplanetary environments;
- Forecast SEP events over a range of timescales;
- Propagation through magnetospheres, spacecraft and biological shielding;
- Impacts of solar particle events on human activities, instruments, components, solar arrays technology and other physical effects.

A strong focus of the session shall be placed on information which can be provided and understood by the end user (be the spacecraft designers, spacecraft operators, the aviation industry or human space flight mission controllers) in order to satisfy their needs.

Friday November 27, 11:00 - 13:00, Delvaux

Poster Viewing
Friday November 27, 10:00 - 11:00, Poster area

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Talks : Time schedule

Friday November 27, 11:00 - 13:00, Delvaux
11:00Solar Particle Events in Solar Cycle 24 - an Aviation PerspectiveHands, A et al.Oral
11:17Korean Radiation Exposure Assessment Model for aviation route dose (KREAM)Hwang, J et al.Oral
11:34Solar proton fluence model based on ground level enhancement event observationsRaukunen, O et al.Oral
11:51New updates to SEPEM/SOLPENCO2Aran, A et al.Oral
12:08‘HESPERIA’ HORIZON 2020 project: High Energy Solar Particle Events Forecasting and AnalysisMalandraki, O et al.Oral
12:25The Forecasting Solar Particle Events and Flares (FORSPEF) ToolAnastasiadis, A et al.Oral
12:42Approaches to forecasting radiation risk from Solar Energetic ParticlesDalla, S et al.Oral


Friday November 27, 10:00 - 11:00, Poster area
1Construction of a long term interplanetary He dataset in the framework of the ESA ESHIEM projectHeynderickx, D et al.e-Poster
2Operational Space Weather Prediction System providing forecasts and alerts on solar flares and SEP events (SEPsFLAREs)García-rigo, A et al.p-Poster
3Measuring Solar particle events at MarsKöhler, J et al.p-Poster
4A model upgrade for short-term warnings of solar energetic proton eventsLaurenza, M et al.p-Poster
51.0-1.6 AU heliocentric distance analysis of peak intensities and fluences in modelled SEP eventsAran, A et al.p-Poster
6Pre-processing methods for energetic particle measurementsPapadimitriou, C et al.p-Poster
7Data Unfolding using Neural NetworksPapadimitriou, C et al.p-Poster
8Development of a Nowcasting Model for Radiation Exposure at Flight Altitudes Caused by Cosmic Radiation during Solar StormsThommesen, H et al.p-Poster
9Validation of Korean Radiation Exposure Assessment Model for aviation route dose (KREAM)Noh, S et al.p-Poster
10Analysis of the fluence of large solar energetic particle events in the period 2010-2013Pacheco, D et al.p-Poster