Project Summary

CORAMOD (COsmic RAy MODulation by solar coronal mass ejections) is a two year German-Croatian bilateral project between Institute for experimental and applied physics (Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel) and Hvar Observatory (Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb) funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MZOS). It was launched in January 2015 and aims to provide a deeper understanding of solar modulation of galactic cosmic rays in the heliosphere trough modeling and observation.

For more information on CORAMOD, please contact the Project Leaders (Bojan Vršnak or Bernd Heber).



Meeting in Zagreb

Written by Jaša Čalogović on .

thumb Zagreb-Obs-CORAMOD-2016The 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.

Meeting at the University of Kiel

Written by Mateja Dumbović on .

thumb Kiel-meeting2016-01Third 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.

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Workshop at Kanzelhohe Observatory

Written by Mateja Dumbović on .

KSO-2016-0122-26. 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.

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