The final CORAMOD project meeting was held at the Faculty of Geodesy in Zagreb from 7.-11. November 2016 where the following CORAMOD members participated: Konstantin Herbst, Adrian Vogt, Mateja Dumbović, Bojan Vršnak and Jaša Čalogović. On Thursday, 10. November 2016 Konstantin Herbst held a public lecture at Zagreb Observatory with the title: "Cosmogenic radionuclides - the quest of studying the solar activity over past 10,000 years". During the meeting in Zagreb discussions about upcoming papers that should be soon submitted and further plans for upcoming projects and collaborations were made.
Third meeting was held at Physics department of the University of Kiel from 18 to 26 May 2016., where almost all project members participated: Bernd Heber, Patrik Kühl, Johannes Marquardt, Dennis Galsdorf and Adrian Vogt from Uni Kiel and Bojan Vršnak, Jaša Čalogović and Mateja Dumbović from Uni Zagreb (Hvar Observatory), as well as Isabel Piantschitsch from Uni Graz. Main topic was discussion about modeling of the magnetic cloud effects on the cosmic ray flux, but other topics like ICME propagation and Forbush decreases at Mars were also introduced.
22-26. February 2016 an international scientific workshop was held at the Kanzelhohe Observatory with participants from the Physics institute of the University of Graz, Institute for extraterrestrial physics of the University of Kiel and Hvar Observatory of the University of Zagreb (B. Vršnak, J. Čalogović and M. Dumbović). The workshop addressed important aspects of solar physics and space weather related subjects such as coronal mass ejections, coronal waves, solar energetic particles and galactic cosmic ray modulation (Forbush decreases). Participants presented their most recent research results leading to a number of scientific discussions and plans for future collaboration. In addition, a small CORAMOD meeting was held within the scope of the workshop discussing further efforts regarding the Forbush decrease modelling.
Third CORAMOD workshop was held at Physics department of the University of Kiel from 2 to 6 November 2015. Altogether 6 participants: Bernd Heber, Patrik Kühl, Johannes Marquardt, Dennis Galsdorf (Uni Kiel) and Bojan Vršnak, Jaša Čalogović (Hvar Observatory) were present during the workshop. Main topic was discussion about modeling of the magnetic cloud effects on the cosmic ray flux. During the visit in Kiel at Physics department Bojan Vršnak gave a seminar about research at Hvar Observatory and a lecture with the title: "Processes and Mechnisms Governing Initiation and Propagation of CMEs". Jaša Čalogović also presented his seminar with the title: "Cosmic ray cloud link: significant or marginal climate factor?".
From 31 August to 4 September second small CORAMOD workshop was held at Hvar Observatory. There were altogether 5 participants from Physics department of the University of Kiel and Hvar Observatory. The workshop was focused on: 1) Relating ground-based and spacecrafts measurements of Forbush decreases; 2) Compiling relevant data sets (in situ plasma and magnetic field measurements, combined with ground-based and in situ cosmic ray data; 3) Modeling of the magnetic cloud effects on the cosmic ray flux. A sample of ten well-observed events was compiled, the analysis procedure was defined, and modalities of the modeling approach were specified.
A workshop was held at the Hvar Observatory from 26 to 29 May 2015 with general topics on the cosmic ray modulation, Forbush decreases, coronal mass ejection initiation and propagation, and magnetic clouds in the interplanetary space. There were 14 participants from the Physics department of the University of Kiel, Physics Institute of the University of Graz, Space Research Institute in Graz and Hvar Observatory.
Photos from the workshop are available here.
Agenda and the travel information are now available here for the workshop which will be held at the Hvar Observatory 26-29 May 2015. Within a scope of the workshop, a CORAMOD kick-off meeting is planned as well. The subject of the workshop is solar-terrestrial connection with the emphasis on the cosmic ray modulation.
First CORAMOD research results were presented at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015 held in Vienna 12 – 17 April 2015 within a Solar-Terrestrial Scinces division Open Session on the Sun and Heliosphere. A poster titled „A simple model of Forbush decreases caused by sheatless magnetic clouds“ was presented by M. Dumbović.
CORAMOD Kick-off meeting is scheduled from 26 to 29 May 2015 at Hvar Observatory on the Island of Hvar. The meeting will actually be a small workshop on the CORAMOD subject, and in addition to HVAR and KIEL teams, there will be also participants from the University of Graz. More information will follow soon...