Science Goals


We are currently considering several general topics and examining whether they can be supported in this CDAW.

Observing events from different vantage points

The idea here would be to use the HELIO catalogues and other services to look for common events and then go out and try to find suitable data. Examples of this type of study might include:
  • Matching CMEs/ICMEs observed remotely from near Earth to in-situ at STEREO, and visa-versa
  • Matching CMEs detected in-situ at Ulysses with remote observations from near Earth
  • Try to match SIRs detected near Earth to remote observations at STEREO, and visa-versa

  • Matching flares detected by Ulysses matched with observations from near Earth

Following propagating phenomena

Observe the effects of propagating phenomena at multiple point within the inner heliosphere – for example, CMEs and other disturbances observed at Earth and Mars, Mercury and Venus, Ulysses and somewhere else, etc.  


In both cases some sort of propagation tool is required to give the timing of when phenomena should be observed at different locations. The second case is however more complex and should involve a wider range of instruments.

Where possible we would like to identify papers that support these general objectives. These will help determine how users want to interact with the data and use the system.


RDB, June 2011