Space climate researchers and students gather at Levi

Researchers and students of space climate (long-term activity of the Sun, and its effects) gather at Levi to study and present new research results in the Space Climate School from 30 March to 3 April 2016 and in the Space Climate Symposium (SC6) on 4-7 April 2016. Special themes in the SC6 meeting include the question on how large can eruptions in the Sun be, and how often can we expect them to happen.

At the moment we are in the declining phase of the 24th solar cycle, when fast solar winds usually occur. The winds have been observed to affect the climate of the North. Another important theme in the symposium is if the sequence of Sun spots in the 18th and 19th centuries is correct. It has been suggested that the Sun was then significantly more active than what the conventional sequence implies.

50 students from 18 countries will attend the Space Climate School at Levi. 120 researchers from all over the world will come to the symposium.

The SC6 symposium is the sixth international meeting of researches which deals with space climate. The subject of space climate research is the long term variation of Sun's activity, and its effects for the entire space dominated by the Sun, including the near space of the Earth, the atmosphere, and the climate. Space climate is a research branch founded by researchers in Oulu, and the space climate meetings are a series founded begun for that purpose in Oulu in 2004. Space climate is also the topic of the research unit for the long-term change in the Sun and its effects, directed by Professor Kalevi Mursula, an Academy of Finland Unit of Excellence in 2014-2019.

The symposium is organized by the Academy of Finland unit of excellence, ReSoL VE. and the research unit for Space Climate.


Last updated: 4.4.2016