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Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact – VarSITI – 5-year summary review

Progress in Earth and Planetary Science welcomes submissions to the SPEPS series on 'Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact - VarSITI - 5-year summary review' 

The Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact (VarSITI) was the SCOSTEP’s 5-year international program in 2014-2018. VarSITI focused on the recent and expected future solar activity and its consequences for the Earth, for various timescales from the order of thousands years to milliseconds, and for various locations and their connections from the solar interior to the Earth’s atmosphere. Four scientific projects were carried out under the VarSITI program: (1) Solar Evolution and Extrema (SEE), (2) International Study of Earth-Affecting Solar Transients(ISEST/MiniMax24), (3) Specification and Prediction of the Coupled Inner-Magnetospheric Environment (SPeCIMEN), and (4) Role Of the Sun and the Middle atmosphere / thermosphere / ionosphere In Climate (ROSMIC). These four projects were carried out in collaboration with relevant satellite and ground-based missions as well as modeling efforts to facilitate the implementation of these projects. This special issue mainly invites review papers on scientific achievements obtained from the 5-year VarSITI activities and the relevant topics to address possible future directions of these fields. 

Submission Instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Progress in Earth and Planetary Science. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Progress in Earth and Planetary Science submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct SPEPS series please select the appropriate 'thematic series' in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the SPEPS series on 'Projection and impact assessment of global change'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Submission start: 1st January 2020

Deadline for submissions: 31st March 2020

Associate Editors

Kazuo Shiokawa, Nagoya University,Japan
Katya Georgieva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Nat Gopalswamy, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

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• Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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