The structure of the outer heliosphere during the unusual present solar minimum
Convener: Hans-Jörg Fahr  | Co-Convener: Bernd Heber 
Oral Programme
 / Fri, 07 May, 10:30–12:15  / 13:30–15:15  / Room 13
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Fri, 07 May, 15:30–17:00  / Hall Z

Our understanding of the physics of the heliosphere is challenged by recent observations related to both its inner and outer boundary. The latter is explored directly by the Voyager spacecraft and remotely by the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) revealing an unexpected structure of the heliosheath. This structure is partly influenced by solar activity that presently exhibits an unusual minimum. Up to now it appears that no satisfactory explanation has been provided for the unanticipated observations like the geometry and physical nature of the termination shock or the heliosheath source regions of suprathermal particle populations. Because these phenomena inherently carry imprints of solar activity this session intends to bring together expertise in theory and observations from the inner and the outer heliospheric communities.

Public information: Further oral contribution during the Splinter SPM-1.42, Friday, 7.05, from 8:30h to 10:00h

Poster introduction during the splinter PSD60-St1.2 from 17:30 h to 19:00 h
Related events: PSD60 – ST1.2
Fri, 07 May, 16:00–16:45  / Room 35
SPM1.43 – Solar Minimum mission splinter (public)
Fri, 07 May, 17:30–19:00  / Room SM2
SPM1.42 – IBEX Meeting (public)
Fri, 07 May, 08:30–10:00  / Room SM1