1st international HEPPA Workshop 2008
"High-Energy Particle Precipitation in the Atmosphere"
May 28 - 30, 2008
at Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
In recent years, many new satellite instruments capable of polar measurements have been launched. This has given unique opportunities to study effects of particle precipitation in the middle atmosphere.
The workshop is focused on the observational as well as modelling studies of atmospheric and ionospheric changes caused by energetic particle precipitation, e.g. solar proton events, relativistic electron precipitation, and auroral electron precipitation. Topics ranging from short-term ionospheric changes to long-term atmospheric changes are welcome, including defining spectra of precipitating particles and the effects on atmospheric dynamics.
Program and related documents:
Alan Aylward, Thomas von Clarmann, Mark Clilverd, Charles Jackman, Patrick Newell, Herbert Pickett, Björn-Martin Sinnhuber, and Johan Stadsnes.
Members of the scientific committee:
Pekka Verronen (Finnish Meteorological Institute, chair), Charles Jackman (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Manuel Lopez-Puertas (Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia), Cora Randall (University of Colorado), Craig Rodger (University of Otago), and Esa Turunen (Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory).
Members of the FMI organising committee:
Erkki Kyrölä (chair), Kirsti Kauristie, Annika Seppälä, Johanna Tamminen, Pekka Verronen, Kirsi Virolainen, and Joonas Nieminen.
Workshop location and venue:
The workshop is held at Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Helsinki, Finland. The conference venue is FMI's new building, Dynamicum, located in the Kumpula Campus of the University of Helsinki.
Contact information (chairs):
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Earth Observation Unit, P.O. Box 503 (Erik Palmenin aukio 1), FI-00101 Helsinki, FINLAND.