Science Working Groups

Subset of PUNCH team members toasting a successful first meetup.

Various team members toasting to PUNCH at the first science meeting June 3-5, 2020


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WG1A: How does the young solar wind flow and evolve on global scales?

Explanation of this topic

Scientist

Role

Barbara Thompson

WG leader; Image analysis of polar flows

Steven Cranmer

Solar wind theory; Interpretation of solar wind data

Heather Elliott

Wind origin & structure; in-situ liaison

Sarah Gibson

Working group coordination

Donald Hassler

Wind origins; SoLO joint science

Bernard Jackson

Tomography; Solar wind structure analysis

Dusan Odstrcil

Heliospheric modeling (ENLIL)

Nour-Eddine Raouafi

Corona-wind relation; image analysis; PSP liason

Douglas Biesecker

Monitor solar wind diagnostics; DSCOVR liaison

Mario Bisi

Tomography; solar wind structure analysis

Huw Morgan

Tomography; solar wind structure analysis

WG1B: Where and how do microstructures and turbulence form in the solar wind?

Explanation of this topic

Scientist

Role

Nicholeen Viall

WG leader; Turbulence and microstructure analysis

Steven Cranmer

Solar wind theory; Interpretation of solar wind turbulence data

Craig DeForest

Microstructure and turbulence analysis

Curt de Koning

3D location and polarization analysis

Heather Elliott

Wind origin & structure; in-situ liaison

Sarah Gibson

Working Group Coordination

William Matthaeus

Turbulence theory and interpretation; PSP/ISOIS liaison; in-situ comparison

Arnaud Thernesien

Coronagraphic image analysis; data product integration

Dipankar Banerjee

Breakup of solar plumes; Aditya liaison

Mario Bisi

Coordination with ground-based radio observing techniques (IPS and FR)

Richard Harrison

Analyze solar wind turbulence

WG1C: What are the evolving physical processes of the Alfven surface?

Explanation of this topic

Scientist

Role

Steven Cranmer

WG leader; Solar wind theory; Interpretation of solar wind data

Robin Colaninno

Coronal structure

Craig DeForest

Alfven surface measurement and interpretation

Sarah Gibson

Working Group coordination

Dusan Odstrcil

Modeling of solar wind structure

David McComas

Solar wind structure; Analysis of Alfven surface location and effects; PSP coordination

Nour-Eddine Raouafi

Corona-wind relation; image analysis; Analyze small-scale structures, plumes, and jets in the solar corona; PSP liason

Iver Cairns

Solar wind structure; Coordination with radio observations

WG2A: How do coronal mass ejections (CMEs) propagate and evolve in the solar wind?

Explanation of this topic

Scientist

Role

David Webb

WG co-leader; Study of CME structure and evolution in the solar wind

Anna Malanushenko

WG co-leader; Study of CME structure and evolution in the solar wind

Joan Burkepile

Coronagraphy; CME structure; lower coronal connection science; MLSO liaison

Curt de Koning

3D location and polarization analysis

Dusan Odstrcil

CME modeling

Heather Elliott

Wind origin & structure; in-situ liaison

Sarah Gibson

CME modeling; Working group coordination

Russell Howard

CME image interpretation

Arnaud Thernesien

Coronagraphic image analysis; data product integration

Barbara Thompson

CME structure; Image analysis

Douglas Biesecker

CME tracking; Space weather applications

Vic Pizzo

Space weather applications

Mario Bisi

Heliospheric image interpretation; Coordination with ground-based radio observing techniques (IPS and FR)

Jackie Davies

CME tracking

Alexis Rouillard

CME-heliosphere interactions; solar wind transients and tracking; comparison with in-situ measurements; synergies with SO/PSP

WG2B: How do quasi-stationary corotating interaction regions (CIRs) form and evolve?

Explanation of this topic

Scientist

Role

Curt de Koning

WG leader; 3D location and polarization analysis

Sarah Gibson

Working group coordination

Russell Howard

CIR image interpretation

Bernard Jackson

Tomography; Solar wind structure interpretation

Dusan Odstrcil

Heliospheric modeling (ENLIL)

David Webb

Dynamic solar wind analysis

Douglas Biesecker

CIR tracking; Space weather applications science

Vic Pizzo

CIR analysis; Space weather applications

Mario Bisi

Heliospheric image interpretation; Tomography; solar wind structure analysis

Huw Morgan

Tomography; solar wind structure analysis

WG2C: How do shocks form and interact with the solar wind across spatial scales?

Explanation of this topic

Scientist

Role

Mihir Desai

WG leader; Shock structure; SEP acceleration

Sarah Gibson

Working Group coordination

Glenn Laurent

Quantitative image analysis

William Matthaeus

Turbulence theory and interpretation; PSP/ISOIS liaison; in-situ comparison

Dusan Odstrcil

Heliospheric modeling (ENLIL)

Barbara Thompson

Shock structure; image analysis

Nicholeen Viall

Analyze and interpret PUNCH data on solar wind variability

Vic Pizzo

Shock analysis; Space weather applications

Iver Cairns

Shock physics and CME; solar wind structure and turbulence; Coordination with radio observations

Jackie Davies

CME-shock interaction analysis

Huw Morgan

Analysis of small-scale dynamics

Alexis Rouillard

Analysis of solar wind variability and shocks in coronal and heliospheric imagery