University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, April 2, 2007
Coffee, Tea & Snacks 4:15-4:30 PM

Menelaos Sarantos
University of Maryland
An automated detection scheme for ICME identification from in situ data

Interplanetary CME identification is a subjective process requiring human expert analysts. Each event exhibits a variety of signatures (e.g., high alpha abundance, low proton temperatures, bidirectional electron flows and others) that are almost never all present at once. A quantitative scheme using statistical clustering has been developed to process multidimensional spacecraft data (e.g. density, velocity etc) with the objective of separating CME events from ambient solar wind measurements. Early results detailing the efficacy of such an automated scheme will be presented.

Sponsored by: Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland. For information call Catha Stewart at (301) 405-4811 or go to the UMD Space Physics group seminar web site.

There is free parking after 4:00 PM in lot B (the big parking garage across the street from the ATL building). There are a limited number of spaces in lot Q next to the new ATL wing with free parking after 4PM even when there is a basketball game on campus.