the declining phase of the 23rd cycle of solar
activity, the solar atmosphere and the solar magnetic field
experienced numerous extremely strong energy releases manifested
by the events of July 2005, August-September 2005 and most
recently December 2006, highlighted by powerful solar flares and
magnificent coronal mass ejections.
As a result of this
unexpected intense solar activity, the
heliospheric plasma, the electromagnetic fields and energetic
particle populations as well as cosmic rays were strongly
influenced. The magnetosphere responded to these perturbations
with strong magnetic storms, broad aurora, radiation belt, and
ionosphere variations. As a consequence significant upper
atmosphere and ground disturbances were recorded.
solar-terrestrial events of 2005 and 2006 were recorded by many
space-borne and ground-based instruments. In particular the
Athens Neutron Monitor Data Processing Center (ANMODAP Center)
indicated various aspects regarding these extreme events.
The importance of these
disturbances lies both at their impact on technological systems,
as well as at the framework of the scientific investigations of
the near-Earth environment.
The aim of this International
Symposium is to provide a world forum for the discussion of
recent interesting events in the coupled solar-terrestrial
system, which attracted the attention of scientists, engineers
and the public, as they are important for our better
understanding of the World we are living in and the knowledge of
the impacts on technological and biological systems.
Special attention will be paid to
recent well documented phenomena in the 23-rd solar cycle as
well as archives. SEE 2007 Symposium aims
to create opportunities for new scientific
contacts and collaborations.
For the first time, in
the series of Solar Extreme Events (SEE) Symposiums, with the
occasion of the completion of 50 years of Space exploration, an
additional topic regarding the International Heliospheric Year (IHY)
will be included to Athens SEE 2007 Symposium.
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