MG2

Planetary space weather and space climate
Convener: E. Tanskanen  | Co-Conveners: R. Nakamura , C. Jackman , S.M. Imber , N. André 
Oral Program
 / Wed, 10 Sep, 09:00–12:30 / Room Uranus
Poster Program
 / Attendance Tue, 09 Sep, 17:45–19:15 / Poster Area
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Planetary space weather can be characterised by changes in the ambient planetary magnetic field and plasma populations around the planetary environment while space climate refers to the long-term changes in space weather conditions. Space weather and space climate are driven by the changes in the Sun. The effects of Space Weather on the Earth's environment are well documented, particularly in terms of risk to satellites, communications and ground-based systems such as electrical power grids and pipelines. However, planetary space weather and space climate studies as well as better prediction models for space weather are needed. Typically differences in the magnetic field and plasma environment at different planets, as well as the distance of the planet from the sun drives different space weather effects as we move through the solar system. The use of solar wind propagation models combined with solar observations allows us to obtain and predict the interplanetary conditions around each planet. We solicit papers on planetary as well as terrestrial space weather and space climate, where data from past and on-going space missions such as ACE, SOHO, SDO, MEX, VEX, MESSENGER and CASSINI is used. We welcome papers on observations as well as modeling of space weather and space climate in our solar system.