Climate And Weather of the Sun-Earth System

A new SCOSTEP Program for 2004-2008

Introduction to CAWSES

SCOSTEP's mission is to implement research programs in solar-terrestrial physics that benefit from international participation and that involve at least two ICSU bodies. Some past SCOSTEP programs have been comprehensive, such that virtually all of SCOSTEP's energy was dedicated to the implementation of one large program at a time. Examples of these were STEP in 1990-95, MAP in 1982-85, and IMS in 1976-79. This document sets forth the case for the major current SCOSTEP program called "CAWSES" (Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System), to be implemented in the period of 2004-2008. The next sections will briefly discuss SCOSTEP's history and cover CAWSES' timelines, objectives, scientific and applications motivations, and the strategy and implementation of this program.

S. Avery's presentation at the 2007 CAWSES Symposium in Kyoto, Japan Presentation

D. Pallamraju speaks on CAWSES Science at the CEDAR meeting 2005 Presentation

S. Basu delivers an IAGA association lecture in Toulouse, France, 2005
    Part One Presentation
    Part Two Presentation

A feature on CAWSES written by Sarah Simpson appeared in the journal Space Weather. It can be viewed here.
(A subscription to Space Weather is needed to view this article online)

CAWSES Office, Center for Space Physics, Boston University, 725 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 USA; Phone: 617/353-5990; FAX: 617/353-6463;