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t13 - Current status, issues and space weather applications of the global neutron monitor network

Alexander Mishev (University of Oulu, Finland), Athanasios Papaioannou (National Observatory of Athens, Greece), Danislav Sapundjiev (Royal Meteorological Institute, Belgium)

TDM type: 3. Service/Project Feedback

For the last ~ 65 years, the global neutron monitor (NM) network provides continuous records of cosmic ray (CR) variations. Over the years NMs have been extensively used as the main multi-instrument tool for the analysis of a specific class of events in which solar ions are accelerated to quasi and relativistic energies,leading to sudden increases of CR intensity registered at these ground-based detectors, entitled as: ground level enhancements (GLEs). Nowadays, the majority of the existing NMs provide their data to the neutron monitor database (NMDB), which offers real time and historical data as well as information on NM records. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the applications of the global NM network for space-weather purposes, including the establishement of alerts for GLEs, aircrew doses prediction and monitoring services. The session is devoted to recent works related to all aspects of space weather.Special focus will be given to modeling aiming at the nowcasting of aircrew dose exposure, specifically during GLEs. The usage and comparison of the global NM network measurements and outputs within satellite-born instruments, as well as, other ground based ones, which provide complementary information to NM data and can be used to unfold open issues as e.g.spectra evolution during GLEs are relevant to this session.

Current open issues,projects for expansion are also in the focus of this session. Reports of future projects and services related to space weather and applications of the existing NM network are also welcome.


Approaching deadlines:

Hotel booking deadline:

13 September 2021

Registration deadline:

01 October 2021

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