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Verification of high speed solar wind stream forecasts

Ein Vortrag von Martin Reiß (Uni Graz) im Rahmen der IWF-Seminarreihe Herbst/Winter 2016/17

High-speed solar wind streams emanating from coronal holes are frequently impinging on the Earth's magnetosphere causing recurrent, medium-level geomagnetic activity. Modeling high-speed solar wind streams is thus an essential element of successful space weather forecasting.

The presentation will focus on quantification and validation of operational high-speed solar wind stream forecasts made by the Empirical Solar Wind Forecast (ESWF) and the semiempirical Wang-Sheeley-Arge (WSA) model. We will discuss validation and verification techniques and present the advantages and disadvantages of the investigated forecast models.



Martin Reiß, BSc MSc
Institut für Physik, Universität Graz

1. Dezember 2016, 15.30 Uhr

Vorragssaal U.a.4, Untergeschoss