Topical Issue "Space climate: The past and future of solar activity", deadline 31 January 2020

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) plans a Topical Issue on "Space climate: The past and future of solar activity" to appear in 2020.

This is an open call for papers discussing any aspect of Space Climate, i.e., the long-term change in the Sun and its effects in the heliosphere and the near-Earth space environment, including solar effects on the atmosphere and climate.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to the following broad questions:

  • what are the causes and effects of long-term (from solar cycle to several millennia) variations in solar activity?
  • what can solar magnetic dynamo models tell us about long-term solar variability?
  • what is the long-term evolution of the many forms of solar activity such as sunspots, active regions, flares, coronal mass ejections, solar total and spectral irradiances, solar energetic particles,…?
  • how do the solar large-scale fields, the polar fields, coronal holes, and coronal magnetic fields evolve in time and what do we know their hemispheric and longitudinal asymmetries?
  • what do cosmic rays and cosmogenic isotopes tell us about long-term solar activity?
  • what happened during the Grand Modern Maximum?
  • how do the solar wind and the heliospheric magnetic field evolve in time?
  • how does solar activity affect the near-Earth space, magnetosphere, geomagnetic activity, magnetic storms, and ionosphere?
  • how do solar electromagnetic radiation, solar wind and solar energetic particles affect the terrestrial atmosphere and climate?
  • what is the overall long-term dynamics of the solar-terrestrial environment?
  • how can we forecast the future evolution of solar activity?
  • how accurately do we know the level of the early solar activity and what can we do to improve this accuracy?
  • are there important datasets yet to be recovered for space climate research?

This Topical Issue is partly based on the program of the "Space Climate-7” organized in Orford, Canada, in July 2019. However, it is open to all contributors and not limited to Space Climate-7 participants only.

Manuscripts must be submitted via the JSWSC online submission tool.

Deadline: 31 January 2020.

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 website. 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. For questions concerning the submission process the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should be contacted.