SWWT Topical Group "Drivers of Space Weather", Subgroup "Solar Magnetic Energy"
Solar storms (Solar Flares, CMEs, SEP Events) are a result of a conversion of stored magnetic energy. Stretching, twisting and folding of the magnetic field increase the energy.
The main objectives of the subgroup are:
- Develop a collaboration between solar physicists and mathematicians on applying topology for better understanding solar storms.
- Define generally a solar storm (magnetic energy conversion) topologically. Investigate limits of intensity.
- Study the relationship between solar storms (and global) and the solar dynamo topologically.
- Compare observations of historical extreme solar storm events with most recent observations by e.g. Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).
A workshop on "Solar Magnetic Activity and Topology" is planned for May/June, 2014 in Lund, Sweden.