Whole Heliosphere Interval
News & Updates
The papers for the WHI Topical issue of the journal Solar Physics are due September 15, 2010.
The "Remote Sensing of the Inner Heliosphere Meeting" focusing on WHI and IHY
science will be hosted by the University of Aberystwyth May 5-8 2009.
All are invited to attend!
Second WHI Workshop scheduled for November 10 - 13, 2009. Please note the date change. More details coming soon.
IHY Officially came to a close on February 18, 2009. All efforts now
focus on the production of scientific results and the transition to
- IAU WHI Special Session Website and Information:
Abstract Deadline: 31 March 2009
Travel Support Application Deadline: 1 March 2009
- WHI Special Session at the International Astronomical Union General
Assembly in 2009
The Joint Discussion 16: "IHY Global Campaign - Whole Heliosphere Interval"
will be held during the IAU XXVII General Assembly, August 3 - 14 2009
in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. All are welcome to submit abstracts beginning November 1.
- The conveners of the Fall 2008 AGU session SH06: "The Quiet Sun -
Results from the Current Solar Cycle Minimum" are interested in
abstracts about WHI observations and results. Abstracts are due
September 10. Abstract
- The WHI Team is also invited to participate in the AGU Session SA10: "Solar and solar wind control of planetary ionosphere during the declining phase of the solar cycle"
- WHI Data and Model results are being posted in the WHI
Data Directory and the WHI Modeling Directory
- Please send us your WHI Data and Modeling
summaries at your earliest convenience! Those not participating in the workshop
can still benefit greatly from the data discussion to take place.
A report of the SOLIS observations for WHI appears in the current NOAO/NSO Newsletter (Vol. 94).
Presentations from the AGU/SPD Special Session on WHI are now available
online: Talks and Posters
- The WHI Data and Modeling Assessment Workshop is happening in late August 2008,
when hotels have low availability in Boulder. Please consider reserving
hotels and flights ASAP.
- WHI BEGINS!!
- WHI Targeting Calendar online: A google-based calendar system
has been implemented to provide updates on our observing targets.
- COST 296 Joins WHI!
The COST (European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research) 296 activity, "Mitigation of Ionospheric Effects on Radio Systems" will be joining
WHI and will be participating in synoptic and targetted observations. Welcome
COST 296 Home Page
- Reminder: Abstracts are due May 5 for the SPD/SPA Session at American Geophysical Union 2008 Joint Assembly, 27-30 May 2008, Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
First Results of the Whole Heliosphere Interval
Please go to http://www.agu.org to submit an
- Three new geospace campaigns have been added to the Targeted Observing
Plans! Go to the Targeted
Observing Plans page to learn more about the campaigns and determine whether your data or model are suited for these efforts.
- The WHI
survey form and email subscriber is up and operational! This will help
guide new WHI participants to add new observations and models.
- SPD/SPA Session at American Geophysical Union 2008 Joint Assembly, 27-30 May 2008, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
First Results of the Whole Heliosphere Interval
This special session will provide a broad description of the heliosphere at solar minimum by showcasing early results of the WHI campaign. We invite contributions to this session from anyone involved in WHI observations, either targetted or synoptic, or modeling efforts.
- WHI Workshop Date announced! 25 - 29 August, 2008
The WHI Data & Modeling Assessment Workshop will happen 25 - 29 August, 2008 in Boulder, CO. All WHI participants are welcome to attend - more information later!
- We now have our Targetted Observing Campaign plans on line -
please take a look
at the campaign details and determine whether you'd like to participate.
- The number of WHI participants has surpassed 200 people! Please help
us ensure that all of their science efforts have the maximum benefit.
As we begin to populate the website participating observers & modelers,
please consider whether there are any elements that would be beneficial
to add to the campaign.
- 15 December: WHI Special Session Proposal submitted for the IAU 2009
General Assembly. Thanks to our international organizing committee!
- Nifty item: Sun-Earth Day 2008 is happening on the first day of WHI, and Solar Week is that week as well! Auspicious dates :)
- WHI continues to grow, and we are pleased that CAWSES, ULTIMA, and a
number of Antarctic networks are joining! Additionally, a growing number of
magnetospheric and ionospheric networks are participating, which
is essential to complete the "extended impact."
- Emails were sent to community mailing lists to inform about WHI and
- WHI website populated, observing plans are beginning to be
- The science team is growing - thank you to everyone who is
helping to spread the news!!