Topical Issue "System Science: Application to Space Weather Analysis, Modelling, and Forecasting", deadline 15 May 2018

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) plans a Topical Issue on "System Science: Application to Space Weather Analysis, Modelling, and Forecasting" to appear in 2018.

The construction of accurate dynamical models is fundamental to forecasting the many aspects of space weather. The process of deducing models for forecasting traditionally involved breaking the system into component parts and applying the laws of physics to each part to build up a description of that system. However, for complex space weather systems we do not have enough knowledge about some of the processes involved to build an accurate model solely from first principles. Alternatively, complex systems science based methods have been developed to deduce dynamical models from input-output data. The techniques developed in system science, such as system identification, machine learning, data assimilation, information theory, signal processing, among others, are applicable to any system that has large amounts of data available. With the increasing amount of space weather data we are able to make use of these tools and techniques to analyse, model and forecast the complex systems of space weather.

This Topical Issue is dedicated to contributions that make use of these state of the art tools developed in system science. It is based on the outputs of the sessions devoted to this topics at the European Space Weather Week 14. However, it is open to all contributors and not limited to the ESWW14 participants.

Manuscripts must be submitted via the JSWSC online submission tool.

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. The type of contributions must fit the style of JSWSC. All manuscripts should contain enough new insight, present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work, and present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions. Accepted papers are published in electronic format only and are freely available to everyone via the JSWSC web site. JSWSC offers the possibility to include electronic material, such as animations, movies, codes and data.

Topical Editor-in-Chief (T-EiC):
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Topical Editors:
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For questions regarding this topical issue, please contact the T-EiC.
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