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Global Data Systems for the Study of Solar-Terrestrial Variability

Edited by: Takashi Watanabe, Toshihiko Iyemori, Kazuo Shiokawa, Jie Zhang, Shrikanth G. Kanekal, Nozomu Nishitani

This special issue solicits papers from presenters of the SCOSTEP-WDS Workshop on “Global Data Activities for the Study of Solar-Terrestrial Variability”, which was held in Tokyo from 28 to 30 September 2015. This issue covers data-analysis papers on solar-terrestrial phenomena in various time scales, e.g. St. Patrick’s Day 2015 Event, and technical reports of data-oriented activities relevant to the VarSITI program of SCOSTEP.

Publication started: 28 May 2016

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    The 17 March 2015 storm: the associated magnetic flux rope structure and the storm development

    The objective of this study is (1) to determine the magnetic cloud (MC) structure associated with the 17 March 2015 storm and (2) to gain an insight into how the storm developed responding to the solar wind co...

    Katsuhide Marubashi, Kyung-Suk Cho, Rok-Soon Kim, Sujin Kim, Sung-Hong Park and Hiromitsu Ishibashi

    Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:173

    Published on: 8 November 2016

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    The first super geomagnetic storm of solar cycle 24: “The St. Patrick’s day event (17 March 2015)”

    The first super geomagnetic storm (Dst < −200 nT) of solar cycle 24 occurred on “St. Patrick’s day” (17 March 2015). Notably, it was a two-step storm. The source of the storm can be traced back to the solar ev...

    Chin-Chun Wu, Kan Liou, Ronald P. Lepping, Lynn Hutting, Simon Plunkett, Russ A. Howard and Dennis Socker

    Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:151

    Published on: 2 September 2016