The International Heliophysical Year: Activities in the Latin America region. Cristina H. Mandrini 1 and Jean-Pierre Raulin 2 1 IAFE, Buenos Aires, Argentina and 2 CRAAM/EE-Mackenzie, São Paulo, Brazil. Overview. Organization and Coordination. Regional Planning Meetings.
The International Heliophysical Year: Activities in the Latin America region
Cristina H. Mandrini1 and Jean-Pierre Raulin2
1IAFE, Buenos Aires, Argentina and 2CRAAM/EE-Mackenzie, São Paulo, Brazil
Organization and Coordination
Regional Planning Meetings
The efforts in developing activities related to the IHY program began in July of 2004. Since then, four countries (see map) have actively participated. Fourteen institutions, among them, national observatories and research institutes, laboratories and/or university department are involved in the Latin America region. A total of 47 principal investigators and their accompanying research groups have been identified and agreed to have their instrumental facilities involved in collaborating researches during the IHY program. Cuba and Colombia may soon be involved in IHY.
Coordinated Investigation Programs
13 – J.-P. Raulin: High Energy Processes and Dynamics of the Low Solar Atmosphere During Explosive Events
14 - J.-P. Raulin, E. Correia, V.S. Makhmutov: Ionospheric effects of the solar activity variations, solar flares, lightnings and energetic particle precipitations
16 - Luis Eduardo Antunes Vieira: Investigation of cosmic ray modulation of cloud properties and net radiative flux in the southern hemisphere magnetic anomaly (SHMA)
18 - Emília Correia: Spatial and temporal TEC characterization of the ionosphere in the South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly
37 - Walter D. Gonzalez: Interplanetary causes of intense magnetic storms
Lima, Perú, April, 17-22, 2006
The scientific topics to cover through the study of universal processes are as follows:
Buenos Aires Argentina, September,
São José dos Campos, Brazil, October, 23-26, 2006
Two projects and one international collaboration are planned in the region within the UNBSSI program:
1. South America VLF NETwork (SAVNET): a VLF receiver network for monitoring the long-term solar radiation and the study of the South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly (SAMA). SAVNET has been approved (10/2006) and will be operating mid-2007.
2. A magnetometer network over the Brazilian territory, for a continuous monitoring of the SAMA, and better definition of planetary geomagnetic indices. This proposal will be submitted soon.
3. One instrument from CALLISTO deployed in México.
Next: 1) School in conjunction with VIII COLAGE, Mérida, México, July 2007. 2) IHY School held at CRAAM, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2007.
IHY Inauguration Ceremony – February 19, 2007