PUNCH 3 Science Meeting: August 12th, 2022

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We invite the community to the third PUNCH (Polarimeter to UNify the Corona and Heliosphere) Science Meeting (August 12th, 2022). PUNCH is an in-development NASA mission that will image the outer corona and solar wind throughout the inner heliosphere. Major science topics include origin and evolution of the ambient solar wind and turbulence within it, and the physics and predictability of transient events including CMEs, CIRs, and shocks.

The meeting will be in person and will be held immediately after the Triennial Earth-Sun Summit meeting in Bellevue, Washington.


8:00-12:30, Plenary Session (Auditorium)

  • 8:00-10:30, Plenary 1 – PUNCH status updates
    • Mission (Craig DeForest)
    • NFI (Robin Colaninno)
    • WFI (Glenn Laurent)
    • STEAM (Mary Hanson, Gabriela Galarraga, Samantha Honan)
    • Discussion
  • 10:30-11:00, Break
  • 11:00-12:30, Plenary 2 - Analysis tools and program development
    • Flow mapping tools (Raphael Attie and Bea Gallardo-Lacourt)
    • Forward modeling tools (Sarah Gibson)
    • SOC - (Dan Seaton)
    • Outreach (Cherilynn Morrow)
    • Discussion

12:30-13:30, Catered Lunch

13:30-18:00, Breakout Sessions (Auditorium and Juniper; Madrona as available small room)

  • 13:30-15:30, Breakout 1 Sessions
    • Flow Tracking
    • CME/CIR Challenge
  • 15:30-16:00, Break
  • 16:00-18:00, Breakout 2 Sessions
    • Multipoint Measurement and Tomography (2D Shocks)
    • Turbulence and Tracking of Small-Scale Structures