Space Science Reviews

, 147:111 | Cite as

The State of Space Weather Scientific Modeling—An Introduction

  • J. WatermannEmail author
  • R. Vainio
  • J. Lilensten
  • A. Belehaki
  • M. Messerotti


The discipline of “Space Weather” is built on the scientific foundation of solar-terrestrial physics but with a strong orientation toward applied research. Models describing the solar-terrestrial environment are therefore at the heart of this discipline, for both physical understanding of the processes involved and establishing the capability to predict the consequences of these processes. This issue of Space Science Reviews contains four topical reviews on primarily European scientific progress in understanding and modeling space weather phenomena. The four reviews deal with (i) monitoring, modeling and predicting solar weather, (ii) the radiation environment of the Earth, (iii) solar wind disturbances and their interaction with geospace, and (iv) the upper atmosphere’s response to space weather events.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Watermann
    • 1
    Email author
  • R. Vainio
    • 2
  • J. Lilensten
    • 3
  • A. Belehaki
    • 4
  • M. Messerotti
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Le Studium and LPC2E/CNRSOrléans cedex 2France
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Planétologie de GrenobleGrenoble cedex 9France
  4. 4.Institute for Space Applications and Remote SensingNational Observatory of AthensPalaia PenteliGreece
  5. 5.INAF—Astronomical Observatory of TriesteTriesteItaly
  6. 6.Department of PhysicsUniversity of TriesteTriesteItaly

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