SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, October 5, 2009
Coffee, Tea & Snacks 4:15-4:30 PM

Daniel B. Berdichevsky
Goddard Space Flight Center
The Global Interplanetary Shock Scenario

In this paper we explore the nature of that 18% or less of all interplanetary coronal mass ejecta driven shocks that have the power to accelerate solar wind or other seed particle populations to energies hundreds or thousands of times that of the solar wind ion plasma. Interesting findings will be presented and discussed for specific cases when the shock passage was observed at multiple spacecraft locations separated by tens of degrees in heliospheric longitude and in most cases within 1 AU of the Sun.


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.