Schedule and Scientific Program

Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Abril 5-10, 2011

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Monday, 4 April 2011
Registration and welcome
(Registration will be in the lobby area of Punta Leona Hotel)
13:00-15:00 Registration
15:00-17:00 Welcome & Ice breaker
17:00-19:00 Opening Session: In honor of Dr. Mario Acuña
LOC Chairs: F. Frutos Alfaro and L. Taliashvili
SOC Chairs: A. Chain and I. Batista
Session Chair: J. Valdes
INVITED - Prof. Frank McDonald, University of Maryland, USA
INVITED - Dr. Cesar Bertucci, IAFE, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
INVITED - Dr. Adolfo Figueroa-Viñas, GSFC/NASA, USA
INVITED - Dr. Marcos Machado, CONAE, Argentina
19:00-20:30 Dinner
20:30-23:00 TANGO CONCERT

Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Session: Sun & Heliosphere
Session Chairs: S. Dasso and M. Machado
Chair: M. Machado
08:30-09:00 INVITED - B. Lites: Understanding the Roots of Geo-Effective Solar Events: Magnetic Field Structure of Solar Prominences
09:00-09:15 M. Luoni: Photospheric Evolution of Peculiar Active Regions
09:15-09:30 F. Fernandes: Flaring Loop Parameters Estimated from Solar Decimetric Fine Structures Observations
09:30-09:45 R. Pérez Enríquez: Intense X-Ray Flare Distribution with Respect to Solar Activity Maximum
09:45-10:00 C. Salas Matamoros: Evolution of a Complex Event Associated with Five Consecutive CMEs
10:00-10:15 L. Miroshnichenko: Light Elements in the Sun's Atmosphere by the Data on Solar Gamma Rays
10:15-10:30 I. Usoskin: Long-Term Solar Activity Reconstructions
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Session Chair: L. Rodriguez
11:00-11:30 INVITED - B. Schmieder: What are the Physical Mechanisms of Eruptions and CMEs?
11:30-11:45 INVITED - C. Mandrini: CMEs and Magnetic Clouds: Their Combined Study
11:45-12:00 H. Gutierrez: Short Time Topological Changes of Coronal Holes and Associated Coronal Mass Ejections
12:00-12:15 D. Berdichevsky: On the Need of a Magnetic Structure on the CMEs
12:15-12:30 J. Mejia-Ambriz: Observations of Radio Sources at the MEXART to Perform Interplanetary Scintillation Studies at 140 MHz
12:30-14:30 Lunch
Session Chair: S. Dasso
14:30-15:00 INVITED - G. Stenborg: Sun's Darkest Secrets in Peril: STEREO/SECCHI Solar Observations
15:00-15:15 INVITED - L. Rodríguez: Ionic Charge State Composition of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections
15:15-15:45 INVITED - F. McDonald: Latest Results of Voyager
15:45-16:00 P. Muñoz Gutberlet: Cluster Observation of Currents Sheets and Magnetic Reconnections at the Leading Edge of an ICME
16:00-16:15 P. Corona-Romero: Interplanetary Evolution of Fast CME's Shocks and Type II Burst Emission
16:15-16:30 B. Vargas Cárdenas: Search for GLE Signals on the Mexico City Neutron Monitor Database
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
ASSE Session: Advanced School of Space Environment
Session Chairs: A. Chain and V. Jatenco
Chair: A. Chian
17:00-17:45 INVITED - B. Tsurutani: Solar-Terrestrial Coupling & Space Weather
17:45-18:30 INVITED - J. Chau: Middle and Low Latitude Ionospheric Storm-Time Electrodynamics
19:00-21:00 Dinner

Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Session: Magnetosphere
Session Chairs: W. Gonzalez
Chair: W. González
08:30-09:00 INVITED - J. Kozyra: Effects of IMF-By on High Speed Stream Activity: Simulation of the 22-24 Jan 2005 High-Speed Stream and New TWINS Observations
09:00-09:30 INVITED - R. Lopez: The Role of the Bow Shock in Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Coupling During Magnetic Storms
09:30-10:00 INVITED - V. Vasyliunas: The Magnetotail: An Unsolved Fundamental Problem of Magnetospheric Physics
10:00-10:15 A. Clua Gonzalez: Variations in the Horizontal Geomagnetic Disturbances as a Function of Local Time During the Occurrence of Intense Storms"
10:15-10:30 N. Trivedi: Geomagnetic Quiet Day Pi2 Pulsations at the Equatorial Stations
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Chair: J. Kozyra
11:00-11:30 INVITED - L. Raestetter: Computational Modeling in Magnetospheric Plasmas
11:30-12:00 INVITED - W. Gonzalez: Highlights on Magnetopause Reconnection
12:00-12:30 A. de Lucas: Flux Transfer Events and their Magnetic Features: Observations from THEMIS
12:30-14:30 Lunch
Chair: F. Frutos Alfaro
14:30-17:00 Poster Session I & Coffee break
ASSE Session: Advanced School of Space Environment
Session Chairs: A. Chian and V. Jatenco
Chair: M. Opher
17:00-17:45 INVITED - D. Gomez: Solar Magnetohydrodynamics
17:45-18:30 INVITED - F. Sao Sabbas: Atmospheric Electrodynamics
19:00-21:00 TYPICAL DINNER
21:00-23:00 STARRY NIGHT

Thursday, 7 April 2011
Session: Ionosphere & Atmosphere
Session Chairs: I. Batista and J. Chau
Chair: I. Batista
08:30-09:00 INVITED - J. Chau: Short Term Forecasts of Low Latitude Electrodynamic Processes
09:00-09:15 J. Chau: Equatorial and Low Latitude Ionospheric Effects during a Stratospheric Warming Events
09:15-09:30 E. Kherani: The Role of Gravity Wave Generated Horizontal Density Gradient and Vertical Shear in the Zonal Drift to Excite the Plasma Bubble in the Equator-Low-Latitude F Region
09:30-09:45 I. Batista: Early morning disturbances in ionospheric electron density during intense magnetic storms
09:45-10:00 G. Mansilla: Thermosphere-Ionosphere Response to a Severe Magnetic Storm: A Case Study
10:00-10:15 M. Muella: Thermospheric Meridional Wind Control on Equatorial Scintillations and the Role of the Evening F-Region Height Rise, ExB Drift Velocities and F2-Peak Density Gradients
10:15-10:30 V. Vasyliunas: Two Mechanisms for Transmitting Solar-Wind Electric Fields to Low Latitudes
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Chair: J. Chau
11:00-11:30 INVITED - C. Martinis: Multi-Instrumented Studies of the Low and Mid Latitude Ionosphere
11:30-11:45 P. Muralikrishna: In-Situ Observation of Electron Temperature and Electron Energy Distribution Function in the Equatorial Ionosphere over Brazil
11:45-12:00 A. Mendes da Costa: GPS and VLF Signal Variations during the Solar Eclipse of November 3, 1994
12:00-12:15 A. Foppiano: Conjugacy of Antarctic Riometer and THEMIS Mission Observations?
12:15-12:30 C. Vogel Ely: Seasonal Differences in the Comparison of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data with Digisonde Data over Brazil
12:30-14:30 Lunch
Chair: A. Foppiano
14:30-15:00 INVITED - M. Milla: Report on Multi-Beam Incoherent Scatter Radar Experiments at Jicamarca
15:00-15:15 J. Fentzke: The Effects of BGK, Brownian, and Hard-Sphere Ion-Neutral Collision Models on the Incoherent Scatter Spectrum in the E-region Over Arecibo
15:15-15:30 C. Nardin: Review on the Neutral Atmosphere-to-Ionosphere Coupling and High-to-Low Latitude Ionosphere Coupling
15:30-15:45 F. Egito: Planetary Wave Type Oscillations Observerd Simultaneously in the MLT by Airglow and Winds Measurements over Middle Latitudes
15:45-16:00 M. Zossi de Artigas: Long Term Trends in Total Ozone and Temperature: Effects of the Equatorial Zonal Wind QBO
16:00-16:15 P. Batista: Long-Term Trends and Episodic Middle Atmosphere Temperature Anomalies as Shown by Rayleigh Lidar Measurements
16:15-16:30 B. Clemesha: Lidar Observations of Extreme Temperature Gradients in the Low Latitude MLT
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
Chair: B. Clemesha
17:00-17:30 INVITED - T. Neubert: Electric Discharges in the Stratosphere and Mesosphere
17:30-17:45 F. Sao Sabbas: Transient Luminous Event Research in Brazil
17:45-18:00 J. Alvarez-Castillo: Effects of Thunderstorms in the Electromagnetic Component of the Secondary Cosmic Rays in the Pierre Auger Observatory
18:00-18:15 C. Silva: Influence of the Electron Density Profile in the Sprite Initiation Mechanism
18:15-19:30 DINNER
19:30-23:00 BOAT TRIP

Friday, 8 April 2011
Session 5: Space Weather and Space Climatology
Session Chairs: B. Mendoza
Chair: B. Mendoza
08:30-09:00 INVITED - J. González: Geomagnetic Storms Caused by Shocks and ICMEs
09:00-09:30 INVITED - L. Miroshnichenko: Sun-Earth Problem: Comparative Analysis of Modern Concepts and Physical Mechanisms
09:30-09:45 L. Taliashvili: Involvement of Pivot Points at the Origin of Non-Flare Geoeffective Coronal Mass Ejections
09:45-10:00 V. Ishkov: Solar Geoeffective Phenomena: Influence on Earth's Environment and Possibility of the Forecast
10:00-10:15 M. Rodríguez: The Impact on the Earth's Environment of Solar Events Showing Interplanetary Scintillation with MEXART
10:15-10:30 E. del Pozo: Symmetry and Asymmetry from the Sun
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Chair: J. A. González
11:00-11:30 INVITED - A. Dal Lago: Coronagraph and Interplanetary Observations of CMEs, Ejecta and IP Shocks
11:30-11:45 A. Carrillo: Disturbances in the ionosphere detected by MEXART
11:45-12:00 A. Petry: Barometric Coefficients Estimation for Multi-directional Muon Detectors
12:00-12:15 M. Zossi: Effects in the Middle Atmosphere of the Solar Energetic Particle Injection
12:15-12:30 S. Dasso (for the Pierre Auger Collaboration): The Pierre Auger Observatory Sacale Mode for the Study of Solar Activity Modulation of Galactic Cosmic Rays.
12:30-14:30 Lunch
Chair: A. Dal Lago
14:30-15:00 INVITED - I. Usoskin: Do Cosmic Rays Affect Earth's Climate?
15:00-15:15 C. Cipagauta: Sensitivity of model WRF to changes in solar radiation.
15:15-15:30 A. Pacini: The role of local weather on near-surface beryllium-7 variations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Chair: L. Taliashvili
15:30-17:45 Poster Session II & Coffee break
18:00-19:00 Dinner
Chair: I. Batista

Saturday, 9 April 2011
Session: Solar System Plasma Physics & Planetary Science
Session Chairs: C. Bertucci, A. Chian, D. Gomez, V. Jatenco, H. Perez de Tejada, and J. Valdivia
Chair: C. Bertucci
08:30-09:00 INVITED - M. Opher: Observation and Theory of Energetic Particles in the Solar System in Shocks near the Sun and at the Edge of the Solar System
09:00-09:30 INVITED - R. Bruno: MHD Turbulence and Coherent Structures in the Heliosphere
09:30-10:00 INVITED - G. Zimbardo: Superdiffusive Transport at Shocks in Space Plasmas
10:00-10:30 INVITED - P. Dmitruk: MHD Turbulence in the Solar Corona and Solar Wind
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Chair: H. Perez Tejeda
11:00-11:30 INVITED - X. Blanco-Cano: Solar Wind Interaction with Magnetized Planets
11:30-12:00 INVITED - C. Bertucci: Titan's Interaction with Saturn's Dynamic Magnetosphere
12:00-12:30 INVITED - A. Lazarian: Theory of Magnetic Turbulence and Reconnection in Magnetosphere
12:30-14:30 Lunch
Chair: V. Jatenco
14:30-15:00 INVITED - M. Olascoaga: Lagrangian Coherent Structures in Geophysical Fluid Flows
15:00-15:15 F. Beron-Vera: Lagrangian Coherent Structures in the Atmosphere
15:15-15:30 F. Frutos Alfaro: Visualization of Coronal Mass Ejections
15:30-15:45 A. Figueroa-Viñas: Solar Wind Strahl Observations and their Implication to the Core-Halo Formation due to Scattering
15:45-16:00 R. Miranda: Observational Evidence of Amplitude-Phase Synchronization in the Solar Wind Turbulence: Interplanetary Shock
16:00-16:15 P. Kajdic: Waves in the Regions Upstream and Downstream of ICME Driven Shocks
16:15-16:30 H. Perez de Tejada: Evidence of Plasma Vortices in the Venus Wake
16:30-16:45 S. Cervantes Nunez: Terraformación Inicial de Marte: Escenarios de Calentamiento Atmosférico Mediante Distintas Combinaciones y Presiones de 5 Gases de Efecto Invernadero

Sunday, 10 April 2011
ASSE Session: Advanced School of Space Environment
Session Chairs: A. Chian and V. Jatenco
Chair: M. Valdivia
08:30-09:15 M. Opher: Surprises at the Edge of the Solar System: The Interaction of the Solar System with the Interstellar Medium
09:15-10:00 M. Olascoaga: A Tutorial on Lagrangian Coherent Structures
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
Chair: V. Jatenco
10:30-11:15 J. Valdivia: Magnetosphere: Turbulence and Self-Organization
11:15-12:00 G. Zimbardo: Particle Transport in the Heliosphere
LOC Chairs: F. Frutos Alfaro and L. Taliashvili
SOC Chairs: A. Chain and I. Batista

Poster Sessions

- Poster Session I: To be posted from 12:00 Monday 4 April to 12:00 Thursday 7 April 2011 & presented at 14:30-17:00 Wednesday 6 April 2011
Chair: F. Frutos Alfaro
>> Session: Sun and Heliosphere
M. Anzorena New Data acquisition system for the neutron monitor in Mexico City
P. Corona-Romero An analytic solution for a MHD bow shock: the spherical blunt obstacle problem for plasmas
V. De la Luz The Solar Cavity at Millimetric, Submillimetric and Infrared wavelenghts an approximation to the minimum of temperature
P. Fernadez de Campra Long term trends in total ozone and temperature. Effects of the equatorial zonal wind QBO
F. Fernandes New Data Acquisition System for the Neutron Monitor in Mexico City
R. García Gínez The Solar Cavity at Millimetric, Submillimetric and Infrared wavelenghts an approximation to the minimum of temperature
A. Guerrero Ortega Study of Geoeffective Events during the Rising Phase of Solar Cycle 24 where Interaction between Structures Occurred
W. Guevara Day Space Weather Program in Peru
M. Guimaraes Guedes Coronal Mass Ejections: Searching its Treshold of Occurrence
A. M. Gulisano Magnetic Clouds Expansion Rate beyond Earth up to 5.4 AU
M. Hidalgo Moreno A study of the Physical Mechanisms inside MCs with a Toroidal Topology
V. Ishkov Properties and Surprises of Solar Activity Current XXIII cycle
E. Macotela Cruz Sensibilidad de las Antenas de Recepcion de Ondas VLF de la estacion SAVNET en la ciudad de ICA
L. Miroshnichenko Model of two components of relativistic SCR: Solar and interplanetary aspects
L. Miroshnichenko Solar Gamma Rays: Achievements, Problems, Prospects
C. Monstein 24h coverage of radio spectrometer network Callisto
L. Neglia Villanueva Solar Activity in the Far Ultraviolet images using EIT / SOHO
A. Paz Jiménez Cosmic Rays detector project in Costa Rica
M. Poisson Magnetic flux emergence and activity in a complex active region
R. Rodrigues Souza de Mendonca Influence of Solar, geomagnetic and atmospheric activities in Cosmic Rays flux modulation
R. Rodríguez Taboada Probable Spatial Scales of Solar Noise Storm Related Magnetic Structures from Signal Variability Analysis. September 14, 2005. A Study Case
M. Ruiz Study of the Aging of Solar Wind Magnetic and Velocity Fluctuations from Observations in the Inner Heliosphere
N. Szajko Intense geomagnetic storms and their relation to interplanetary and solar active phenomena
J. Valle Silva Small Radio Telescope in Peru
>> Session: Magnetosphere
J. Aguado A comparative study of the geomagnetic indices during geomagnetic storms
A. Elias The Russell-McPherron Mechanism and Trends in the Semi-Annual Amplitude of Geomagnetic Activity
P. Larocca Periodicidades de manchas solares coincidentes con la energía de sismos
E. Meza Calibration of a Peruvian Prototype Water Cherenkov Tank for LAGO (Large Aperture GRB Observatory)
V. Pinto Study of the Geomagnetic Field Using the Data of the THEMIS Satellite Mission and SAMBA (ESC-OHI) Magnetometers
M. Tosso Tormenta Geomagnética y Mediciones GPS ? Durante el Período del 5 - 10 de Noviembre de 2004
Y. Vega Revisiting Theoretical Predictions of the Motion and Direction of FTE's
>> Solar System Plasma Physics & Planetary Science
M. Cordero Tercero Fragmentation of Bolides in the Atmosphere: the Cases of Curuca, Brazil 1930, and Puebla-Hidalgo Border, Mexico 2010
H. Durand-Manterola About Classes of Planets
V. Pinto The State of the Turbulence in the Magnetotail as Observed by THEMIS
R. Velasquez Sanchez Elliptic Impact Craters on Mars Northern Hemisphere
J. Valdivia The Self Organized State of the Turbulence in the Magnetotail

Poster Session II To be posted from 12:00 Thursday 7 April to 12:00 Sunday 10 April 2011 & presented at 15:30-18:00 Friday 8 April 2011
Chair: L. Taliashvili
>> Session: Ionosphere & Atmosphere
K. Alazo Comparision of VTEC Calculations Using Two Different Approaches
M. Arrigada Muñoz Simple Model of Maximum Electronic Concentration of the Ionosphere, Concepcion and Toluca
R. Azambuja Analysis of Sprite Producing Thunderstorm in 09-10 October 2007
A. Carrasco Effects of Zonal Electric Field in the Nonlinear Evolution of Equatorial Spread F: Numerical Simulation of Irregularities at the Bottom F Layer
P. Campra Stratospheric Temperature Trends During the Period 1948-2009
A. Foppiano NmF2 and TEC over Concepción, Chile, prior to the 27 February 2010 Earthquake
C. Brum Solar and Seasonal Variability of the Transition Height over Arecibo Based on Incoherent Scatter Radar Data
M. Garbanzo Measurements of meteor fluxes, temperatures and winds determined in the higher mesosphere and lower thermosphere, using a meteor radar located at Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
L. Guizelli Seasonal Variation of the Occurrence of Equatorial Electrojet Plasma Irregularities in the Peruvian Sector
T. Heredia Wavelet Analysis of Precipitation and Geomagnetic Activity
G. Mansilla Disturbances in the Upper Atmosphere during Geomagnetic Storm
M. Molina Digital Signal Simulation for Geophysical Radars Applications
J. Moro A Comparison of Two Different Techniques for Deriving the Quiet Day Curve from SARINET Riometer Data
M. Mosert Variations of the F2-region Peak Parameters over and Antarctic Stations: Observations and Predictions
M. Mosert An Analysis of the Variability of the Electron Density a Fixed Heights
M. Mosert Behaviour of Topside Models Used by IRI-2007 at Different Heights for El Arenosillo
M. Muella Occurrence and Drifts of Fresnel-Scale Ionospheric Irregularities over the Inner Region of the Equatorial Ionization Anomaly
P. Muralikrishna Equatorial Atmospheric Research Satellite – EQUARS on Board LATTES, Brazilian Low Inclination Dual Mission Scientific Satellite
P. Nogueira TEC Seasonal Variations over Two Equatorial Stations in South America
A. Paulino An Unusual Amplification of the Atmospheric Lunar Tide Observed at the Brazilian Sector during a Sudden Stratospheric Warming
I. Paulino Study on Vertical Propagation of the Medium-Scale Gravity Waves Observed during the Second SpreadFEx Campaign
M. Espejel The Study of Geomagnetic Activity and Hurricanes Relationship
L. Resende Statistics of the Abnormal Enhancement the Blanketing Frequency Associated with Es-Layer in the Equatorial Ionosphere during Disturbed Periods
V. Rios Simulating of Radio Occultation Events
P. Imazio Passive Scalar Intermittency in Rotating Turbulent Flows
P. Santos Investigation of the Period High-Speed Solar-Wind Streams effects over Arecibo Observatory
A. Santos The F Layer Zonal Electric Field Behavior during a Strong Northward IMF
M. Zossi de Artigas Trends in Sq Related to Secular Movements of the Magnetic Equator and Variations in the Earth's Magnetic Field
>> Session: Space Weather and Space Climatology
E. Andrade Sistema Formador de HACES (Matriz de Butler) Analogica de 32 Puertos para Radiotelescopio de Centelleo Interplanetario MEXART
A. Carrillo Disturbances in the Ionosphere Detected by MEXART
J. Cecatto Brazilian Decimetric Solar Spectroscope (BSS) - New Site Installations and First Results
R. López The Impact of X-Ray Flares on the Total Electron Content of the Ionosphere at Mid Latitudes
B. Mendoza Modelling the Northern Hemisphere Temperature for Solar Cycles 24 and 25
A J. Osorio Climate Interaction Mechanism Between Solar Activity and Terrestrial Biota: The Case of Dimethyl Sulphide and Ultraviolet Radiation A
A. Petry Adaptation of SUPIM Code to Operational Ionospheric Dynamics Prediction in Brazilian Space Program
A. Prestes Sun-Earth Relationship Inferred by Tree Growth Rings in Conifers from São Francisco de Paula - RS e Acungui - PR, Southern Brazil
H. Sawant Status of the Development of the BDA Project and its Contributions to Space Weather Science
P. Sierra Prototipo de Estación para el Monitoreo de la señal en la banda de frecuencias de 0 a 50 Hz
L. Vieira Spectral Analyses Applied to Muon Data Time Series