SOHO SPWG Minutes
Friday August 23, 2002
1. Review of action items
2. Boundary conditions
* The next MM/SK maneuver will most likely be October 10.
* MDI's next continuous contact will be September 26-30.
Submode 6 until MEDOC10 in October.
* Commanding outlook: See AOB section.
* MEDOC Campaign #10 is planned for October 21 - November 3
3. Priorities for the coming month (W36-40 September 2 - October 6)
a) Joint observing plans and campaigns
* April 25 on JOP159 CME's in Lyman-alpha (#6870), SWAN/LASCO/EIT/UVCS,
POC: Chris St Cyr, Eric Quemerais
* Aug 27-Sep 6 High Cadence Studies of Active Regions,
16-24 UT, POC: Peter Gallagher & David Williams
* Aug 27/Sep 5 EIT Shutterless, EIT/CDS/TRACE
* Sep 5-13 Spicules, Mottles, Jets in Both AR's and QS, MDI/TRACE/SST,
9-14 UT, POC: Bart DePontieu
* Sep 6-13 JOP155 Polar Coronal Jets at the Declining Phase of the
Solar Cycle, UVCS/EIT/LASCO/CDS/TRACE,
POC: Danuta Dobrzycka
* Sep 21-29 Photospheric Sources of Chromospheric Heating Events,
SST/TRACE/MDI, 9-14 UT
* Oct 21-Nov 3 JOP158 The Fast Solar Wind from 1.05 to 4 Ro (TBC),
CDS/UVCS/SUMER/EIT/LASCO, 18-24 UT daily,
POC: Alan Gabriel & Ester Antonucci
UVCS will support this for Oct 21-26. No UVCS request has been made for
the second week of MEDOC
Targets of opportunity for the whole period:
* JOP136/MMOP009 Default RHESSI collaboration (#6850)
* JOP153/MMOP003 Major Flare Alert
Campaign number 6850 has been set aside for "individual instrument studies"
that select their AR target [partially] influenced by the RHESSI target. Note
that the RHESSI target will be observed by a significant number of ground
based observatories, so chances for serendipitous co-observations are larger
when selecting the RHESSI target.
NOTE: We will generate campaign numbers in advance for Major Flare Watches
(JOP153) as well. The NEXT Major Flare Watch campaign no. is: 6892
TRACE is concerned about the frequency at which the MFW is being called as
well as the duration of the MFW.
After the current Major Flare Watch finishes, we are not obligated to
support any more MFWs until it is discussed by the SWT.
* See also the Monthly Calendar at:
b) Individual instrument plans
(See the SOHO monthly calendar for weekly plans)
See their request diary for details
TOO: off-limb line width measurements, CME watch, CME dimming watch
Aug 27/Sep 5 EIT Shutterless, EIT/CDS/TRACE
Aug 30-Sep 3 EIT Bakeout
Oct 9 & 23 EIT Shutterless
Sep 26-29 RHESSI Floating Days
Most of September will be spent doing coronal hole observations
Oct 15-18 UVCS Star Observations
c) Intercalibration activities
Last Intercal 1: August 14
* Week 38 Intercal 1, CDS/EIT, POC: CDS Planner
* Next SPWG: Friday 27 September at 2pm in the EAF
* DSN support should be requested at least 6 months in advance. Keep
this in mind for: ground-based collaborations that require MDI
support, stellar/shutterless observations that require NRT, etc.
* If anyone has projects that require high-cadence MDI support,
now is a good time to ask! If you need MDI data, make sure you request
* Commanding outlook
- These times are subject to change
- More details available if wanted:
Week 36 - Sep 2 - Sep 8: D27 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday. Monday,
Thursday, Friday and Sunday are good.
Week 37 - Sep 9 - Sep 15: D27 for part of the day on Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Sunday. Monday, Friday and
Saturday are good.
Week 38 - Sep 16 - Sep 22: D27 on Monday and Tuesday. The rest of the
week is good.
Week 39 - Sep 23 - Sep 29: D27 on Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Wednesday through Friday are good days.
Week 40 - Sep 30 - Oct 6: D27 for part of the the day Monday through
Thursday with good stations before and after.