Overview of the Solar-Terrestrial Predictions Workshop IV
PHILLIPS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA
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The impact of solar phenomena and correlated geomagnetic, ionospheric and magnetospheric activity on various technologies is indisputable. The most important element in solar-terrestrial forecasting is the understanding of solar events and their impact on the earths environment. The problems facing forecasters of solar-terrestrial activity were discussed at this Solar- Terrestrial Predictions Workshop held in Ottawa, Canada in May 1992. The results and recommendations of the scientists participating in this Workshop are presented in the main text of this paper. A resolution advocating a simple, reliable spacecraft continuously monitoring the upstream solar wind is given in Appendix A. Finally, a list of some of the events, predictions, and unanticipated phenomena that have posed difficulties to forecasters is documented in Appendix B.