Solar, Heliospheric & Ionospheric Physics

Anticipating in-situ and SKA observations of solar storms

Often observations with a single instrument provides incomplete pictures of an astrophysical phenomena. This is particularly true when tackling challenging science questions like magnetic reconnection and corona heating. The multi-instrument and multi-wavelength observations yield richer and more comprehensive look at the astrophysical objects.

Anticipating the launch of new solar missions, the emerging observational opportunities for joint SKA and in-situ observations from NASA Parker Solar Probe and ESA Solar Orbiter were discussed in France at the international Steinbeg workshop last month.

https://jlsworkshop.sciencesconf.org/

While the space probes will travel into the inner heliosphere for in-situ measurements, the SKA will be able to provide radio coverage of the same phenomena in the inner heliosphere. Jean-Louis Steinbeg (Meudon, France) is one of the pioneers in this field of radio astronomy. Co-founder of the Nancay Observatory, he was also inspired by the observations from many space missions. A series of talks have been presented to cover the new developments in the discipline, which may come with merging in-situ and remote radio observations of the Sun and the heliosphere.


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