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Solar-Terrestrial Environment Prediction: Toward the Synergy of Science and Forecasting Operation of Space Weather and Space Climate

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to the special issue on 'Solar-Terrestrial Environment Prediction: Toward the Synergy of Science and Forecasting Operation of Space Weather and Space Climate'.

Although solar activity may significantly influence the global environment as well as socio-economic systems, the mechanisms for solar eruptions and the subsequent processes have not yet been fully understood. Thus, modern society is at a risk from severe space weather disturbances. The prediction is the only way to mitigate the impact, and also it plays an important role to improve our understanding of solar-terrestrial environment.

This special issue is organized for the following objectives:
·     to summarize the recent studies of solar-terrestrial environment prediction,
·     to promote the synergy of science and forecasting operation of space weather and space climate,
·     to promote the interdisciplinary study of the solar-terrestrial environment.

We welcome contributions on various aspects on solar-terrestrial environment prediction. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
·        Prediction of solar flares and coronal mass ejections
·        Impact of solar flares on geospace
·        Geomagnetic storm, geomagnetic induced current
·        Ionospheric storm, plasma bubble
·        Impact of space weather disturbance on infrastructures
·        Space weather forecasting in operation
·        Solar cycle prediction
·        Influence of solar activities on climate

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission Guidelines  Earth, Planets and Space. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Earth, Planets and Space submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue on 'Solar-Terrestrial Environment Prediction: Toward the Synergy of Science and Forecasting Operation of Space Weather and Space Climate'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2020

Lead Guest Editor
Kanya Kusano, Nagoya University, Japan

Guest Editors
Mamoru Ishii , NICT, Japan 
Tomas Berger ,  Colorado University, USA
Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Nagoya University, Japan
Shigeo Yoden, Kyoto University, Japan
Huixin Liu, Kyushu University, Japan

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  1. Using a whole atmosphere–ionosphere coupled model GAIA (ground-to-topside model of atmosphere and ionosphere), we have investigated which parameters mainly control day-to-day variation of vertical plasma drift...

    Authors: Priyanka Ghosh, Yuichi Otsuka, Sivakandan Mani and Hiroyuki Shinagawa

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2020 72:93

    Content type: Express Letter

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  2. We introduce a network observation of anomalous long-distance propagation of aeronautical navigation (NAV) very high-frequency (VHF) radio waves due to sporadic E layer (Es). The system has been operative sinc...

    Authors: Keisuke Hosokawa, Jun Sakai, Ichiro Tomizawa, Susumu Saito, Takuya Tsugawa, Michi Nishioka and Mamoru Ishii

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2020 72:88

    Content type: Technical report

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  3. Being footprints of major magnetic storms and hence major solar eruptions, mid- to low-latitude aurorae have been one of the pathways to understand solar–terrestrial environments. However, it has been reported...

    Authors: Denny M. Oliveira, Hisashi Hayakawa, Ankush Bhaskar, Eftyhia Zesta and Geeta Vichare

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2020 72:82

    Content type: Express Letter

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