Climate And Weather of the Sun-Earth System

A new SCOSTEP Program for 2004-2008

Objectives of the CAWSES Program

An end-to-end modeling capability is the ultimate goal of solar terrestrial physics so that physical processes can be tracked throughout the entire Sun-Earth system. With CAWSES, SCOSTEP again recognizes the crucial need for a systems approach in solar-terrestrial physics. It is proposed to implement CAWSES in the period 2004-2008 to foster a scientific approach to understanding the short term (Space Weather) and long term (Space Climate) variability of the integrated solar-terrestrial environment, and for its societal applications. These include human activities in space, the need for increased reliability of technological systems whose performance depends on variations in the solar-terrestrial environment, and global changes in climate and ozone. Education will also play an important part in CAWSES.

CAWSES will accomplish the following specific objectives:

CAWSES Office, Center for Space Physics, Boston University, 725 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 USA; Phone: 617/353-5990; FAX: 617/353-6463;