SOHO SPWG Minutes
SPWG Meeting Minutes June 23, 1998 in EOF
Attendees: Joe Michels, Jeff Newmark, Frederic Auchere, Simon Plunkett
Art Poland, Bud Benefield, Julia Saba, Ted Tarbell
Andrezj Fludra, Rock Bush, Emily Zamkoff, Terry Kucera,
Jake Wolfson, Craig DeForest, Dietmar Germerott, and Ed Deluca
1. Review of action items
During the last continuous contact period, during the best effort month
.. Wallops was used to fill gaps that DSN could not cover.
DOY 86 Wallops support data was lost (~ 19 - 22:45 UT).
But DOY 52, 89, 90, 99 has been processed and should have been received
by MDI. Problems were mainly: communication, lack of direction as to
what Wallops is required to support for ISTP. These matters are being
resolved by Code 500 management.
2. Preview of future months
- Second Whole Sun Month
- S/C Offpoint on September 3
Action: MDI team to send SOC an e-mail with specific information
concerning the extent and duration of offpoint.
Although at the SWT, the SWT minutes state the request was an 8 hour dwell,
conflicting information at the meeting indicated a longer period was
- Medoc Campaign in September
- Next set of maneuvers will occur in the last week in October
or first week in November. After that, there will be another
set of maneuvers prior in late January - early February prior
to the 3 month continuous contact which starts in mid/late February 1999.
MDI wanted people to think about the possiblity of rolling the spacecraft
around by 180 degrees for the 3 month continuous contact period.
Goal is that since MDI cannot move their high resolution field of view,
it would be necessary to rotate the spacecraft 180 degrees to have their
high resolution field of view biased toward the south. The B angle will
be such that they hope to observe more active regions through their high
resolution field-of-view during this time of year. This of course will be
proposed at the next SWT for PI approval, but MDI just wanted to give people
adequate notice and time to think about this proposal prior to the SWT.
- See Monthly Calendar at
3. Boundary conditions for the coming month
- MDI Continuous: 12 July, 23:25 UT - 17 July, 4:30 UT
4. Priorities for the coming month
a) Individual instrument plans
SUMER -- Not on in July. Switch on in August
TRACE -- TRACE continuous observation of the same region.
Targets of opportunity. If AR in MDI high res fov
or 2 AR close together. On disk coronal hole.
Theme is to exploit new sequences and observe active region
No JOP support during the MDI continuous.
UVCS -- 29 - 05 July Al. Vasquez, Joint obs. with TRACE
06 - 12 July Marco Romoli, TBD
13 - 19 July Joe Michels, Line Profiles coordinated w/C1
20 - 26 July John Kohl, Spectral Line Profiles
27 - 31 July Richard Frazin, Spectral Line Profiles in Streamers
LASCO -- Synoptic submode 6, C1 spectroscopic observations with UVCS.
EIT -- Synoptic and full resolution CME watch.
CDS -- Post flare loops observations. In two weeks, executing flare
watch program, Sunspot observations. CDS/Norikura and spicule
studies with Tenerife.
Transient features in AR
Bright point diagnotics
MDI -- Priority for next month AR helioseisomology. (AR in HR FOV)
If no AR in high res. FOV during continuous, then would be following
a region outside of it.
b) Intercalibration activities
- ICAL01 scheduled for Tuesday, July 21. TRACE will pick time of ICAL so not
to be in SAA.
Woods / Hassler Rocket launch postponed until September 22.
c) Joint observing plans
- Submode Schedule: Submode 6 all of July
5. JOPs status
- Completion of Catalog
JOP018 updated to include TRACE
JOP094 - Spicules study.
All JOP leaders sent e-mail to check entries in campaign catalogue
for the nominal mission.
6. New JOPs
- Update on JOP076
- Next SPWG Friday, July 24
- SPWG is August 28 -- not 21st.