New topical issue also includes the first paper published in “Agora – Scientific Reflections”.
On the occasion of its 10 year anniversary and to celebrate a decade of successful activity, The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate presents the “Topical Issue - 10 years of JSWSC”.
A number of articles have already been published, including:
- The Interplanetary and Magnetospheric Causes of Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GICs) > 10 A in the Mäntsälä Finland Pipeline: 1999 through 2019 by Bruce Tsurutani and Rajkumar Hajra
- Development of research capacities in space weather A successful international cooperation by Christine Amory-mazaudier et al.
- International Cooperation: A Brief History We've Experienced by Ji Wu, Qingjiang Bai and Yongjian Xu
- Quo vadis, European Space Weather community? by Jean Lilensten et al.
Others are still in the publication process and will be available in due course. The article by Ji Wu, Qingjiang Bai and Yongjian Xu is the first in a new section called “Agora – Scientific Reflections”. Articles in this section allow authors to express their science-based thoughts, opinions, and experiences on a topic of current or past scientific research related to space weather or space climate.
All papers in this topical issue are authored or co-authored by winners of the “International Space Weather and Space Climate Medals”. These medals were created in 2013 at the time of the 10th anniversary of the European Space Weather Week (ESWW). They are now an annual event and are awarded at a specific medal ceremony during the ESWW. The contributors to this Topical Issue received the Kristian Birkeland or the Baron Marcel Nicolet medal.
- Kristian Birkeland Medal
Awarded for having demonstrated a unique ability to combine basic and applied research to develop useful space weather or space climate products that are being used outside the research community, and/or across scientific research disciplines. The work must have led to a better physical comprehension of the solar-terrestrial phenomena related to space weather and space climate, to a drastic improvement of space weather and space climate modeling, or to a new generation of instruments.
Awarded in 2019 to Doctor Bruce Tadashi Tsurutani whose contribution to the topical issue addresses advances in his field in the last ten years.
- Baron Marcel Nicolet Medal
Awarded for having demonstrated a unique ability to bind the space weather and space climate community in a spirit of peace and friendship, to educate within the space weather and space climate community, to go also beyond the space weather and space climate research community and address larger audiences.
Awarded in 2019 to Professor Delores J. Knipp whose contribution to the topical issue addresses the evolution of the space weather community in the last 10 years.
Find out more about these unique and prestigious medals and the scientists for whom they are named.
To discover more about JSWSC, read a fascinating account of its journey from launch to 10 years in “From solar flares to the Little Ice Age and the role of JSWSC” .
Visit JSWSC online to consult Topical Issues open for submission, sign up for free e-mail alerts, read the instructions for authors and submit online.