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Video recording of the RAS Specialist Discussion meeting 12 March 2021 here


Mid year catchup March 2020:


Mervyn's slides

Mark's slides

Andrew's slides


BGS update

BGS Look ahead


Malcom's slides


Reading update


UCL Update

UCL Look ahead


Documents from Cambridge meeting:

List of attendees

Meeting notes from Alan Thomson

Monday, 2 September 2019

Session 1

  1. The Directionality of Extreme Geomagnetic Field Fluctuations. Neil Rogers.
  2. Extreme Value Statistics. Phil Livermore.
  3. The influence of substorms on extreme rates of change of the surface horizontal magnetic field in the U.K. and at other latitudes. Mervyn Freeman.
  4. GIC Monitoring and Space Weather Impacts on the New Zealand Power Grid: Summary of the Solar Tsunamis project. Craig Rodger.

Session 2

  1. Small scale variability in ionospheric electric field and conductance: contributions to GIC. Andrew Kavanagh.
  2. Validating GIC Modelling through Differential Magnetometer Measurements in the UK High-Voltage Power Grid. Juliane Huebert.
  3. Geoelectric modelling using the thin-sheet approximation and validation against UK Observatory measurements. Ciaran Beggan.
  4. Power System Disruption. Trevor Gaunt.

    Tueday, 3 September 2019

    Session 3

      1. Mid-latitude magnetic field perturbations and geomagnetically induced currents during the September 2017 solar storm. Mark Clilverd.
      2. Global Magnetospheric Modelling of GIC Risk: Introduction to Gorgon. Jonathan Eastwood.
      3. Understanding Space Weather Impact on the UK Gas Pipeline Network. Alan Thomson.
      4. Update on Irish Activities Related to SWIGS. Peter Gallagher.

    Session 4

      1. The Influence of Sudden Commencements on the Rate of Change of the Surface Horizontal Magnetic Field in the United Kingdom. Andy Smith.
      2. Global Magnetospheric Modelling of GIC Risk: Sensitivity to Onset Time and Internal Field. Jonathan Eastwood.
      3. Bounding the evolution of the geomagnetic dipole for space weather purposes. Stefano Maffei.
      4. The Importance of Geoelectric Fields. Mike Hapgood.

    Update from Kathy Whaler’. Juliane Huebert.
    Implications of the recent shift in the north magnetic pole? With animation’. Phil Livermore.
    Update on Implementing the Space Weather Modelling Framework’. David Jackson.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Session 5

    1. Update on Rail Anomaly Analysis. Mike Hapgood.
    2. Summary of activities at Reading. Alan Thomson, on behalf of Mike Lockwood and Matt Owens.
    3. What do the power grid operators want from Space Weather researchers? Discussions with the New Zealand operator Transpower. Craig Rodger.
    4. Looking ahead. Notes by Alan Thomson.


Documents from Lancaster meeting:

Discussion minutes

Notes from Alan

Summary power point


Kick-off meeting Edinburgh:

Agenda Kick-off meeting