Deadline extended to 1 June 2015
The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC) plans a topical issue on "Scientific Challenges in Thermosphere-Ionosphere Forecasting", to appear in 2015. This issue is an outcome of the Technical Interchange Meeting that was held at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena on 21-23 October, 2014. The meeting was organized around a discussion of scientific challenges in understanding magnetospheric, ionospheric and atmospheric processes that are relevant to forecasting space weather. The focus was on scientific issues that need to be addressed to reduce uncertainty of space weather predictions in the thermosphere-ionosphere and make them feasible, rather than on operational space weather forecasting. The meeting brought together solar, magnetosphere, ionosphere, atmosphere and space weather scientists and modeling experts. This Topical Issue is open to all contributors and is not limited to workshop participants.
The main broad topics of the meeting and Topical Issue are:
- Model inputs from the solar wind to tidal forcing, and means of forecasting inputs
- Scales of temporal and spatial evolution, and predictability, of the global thermosphere and ionosphere
- Validation datasets: which observations provide crucial contributions to understanding the physics behind thermosphere-ionosphere forecasting
- Forecastable quantities in the thermosphere and ionosphere
The submission deadline is extended to 1 June 2015. Final submission should be directly to SWSC, via its 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 SWSC. The Journal is open access and is listed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science. The Journal requires authors to pay the article processing fee of €500 for manuscripts received in 2015 and accepted for publication. Accepted papers are published in electronic format only, and are freely available to everyone via the SWSC web site. SWSC offers the possibility to include electronic material, such as animations, movies, codes and data.
The guest editors for this Topical Issue are: