Session 8 - Solar/stellar magnetic activity and its influence on planetary bodies

Conveners: James Mason (GSFC), Marc DeRosa (LMSAL)
Thursday 1/11, 12:00 - 16:30

Host stars are the major, if not the main, energy input for their surrounding planetary bodies. The star's magnetic fields can vary dramatically, resulting in significant changes to the form and amount of energy inserted into planetary atmospheres and magnetospheres. Continuous observations of the Sun with SDO, and other complementary observatories, provide detailed information regarding the only star that can be studied up close. Data from planetary missions, such as MAVEN, can be used to study the planetary response. CoRoT, Kepler, and -- soon -- TESS, provide data about cool stars of various ages, masses, rotation rates, and activity characteristics that place the Sun in context. Topics include, but are not limited to: magnetic activity on cool stars (including the sun), insights provided by stellar flares, atmospheric escape driven by solar/stellar activity, impacts of solar eruptive events on planetary bodies, and solar wind and cosmic ray modulation.

Plenary speaker: Allison Youngblood (NASA Goddard)


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Thursday November 1, 12:00 - 12:30
12:00The Solar-Stellar-Exoplanet ConnectionYoungblood, AInvited Oral

Thursday November 1, 15:00 - 16:30
15:00Stellar flares observed in long cadence data from the Kepler missionVan doorsselaere, TOral
15:15 Probability of Impact of CMEs from Active Stars with Terrestrial ExoplanetsKay, COral
15:30Energetic Particle Events from Active StarsLi, GOral
15:45Initiation of Superflares and Super-CMEs in Active Solar-type StarsLynch, BOral
16:00Linking stellar flares to CMEs: energy partition and modelingMoschou, SOral
16:15Evolution of a coronal mass ejection from the Sun to SaturnPalmerio, EOral


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Astrospheric Space Weather as a Factor of (Exo)Planetary HabitabilityAirapetian, V


Latitudinal variability of Total electron content over low, mid and high latitudes during solar maximum and its comparison with IRI-2012 and IRI-2016 modelAtulkar, R
Stellar activity effects on high energy exoplanet transitsLlama, J