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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
Publication finished: 26 October 2017

  1. Solar activity of cycle 24 following the deep minimum between cycle 23 and cycle 24 is the weakest one since cycle 14 (1902–1913). Geomagnetic activity is also low in cycle 24. We show that this low geomagneti...

    Authors: Shinichi Watari
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:70
  2. Monitoring, tracking and nowcasting of the ionospheric plasma density disturbances using dual-frequency measurements of the Global Positioning System (GPS) signals are effectively carried out during several de...

    Authors: Iurii Cherniak and Irina Zakharenkova
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:66
  3. E-science on the Web plays an important role and offers the most advanced technology for the integration of data systems. It also makes available data for the research of more and more complex aspects of the ...

    Authors: Bernd Ritschel, Friederike Borchert, Gregor Kneitschel, Günther Neher, Susanne Schildbach, Toshihiko Iyemori, Yukinobu Koyama, Akiyo Yatagai, Tomoaki Hori, Mike Hapgood, Anna Belehaki, Ivan Galkin and Todd King
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:181
  4. 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...

    Authors: Katsuhide Marubashi, Kyung-Suk Cho, Rok-Soon Kim, Sujin Kim, Sung-Hong Park and Hiromitsu Ishibashi
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:173
  5. 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...

    Authors: Chin-Chun Wu, Kan Liou, Ronald P. Lepping, Lynn Hutting, Simon Plunkett, Russ A. Howard and Dennis Socker
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:151