4 Workshops, Symposia, Meetings of Experts, and Other Special Projects

In 2012, the Space Studies Board (SSB) printed one workshop report and convened one workshop.

THE EFFECTS OF SOLAR VARIABILITY ON EARTH’S CLIMATE

The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth’s Climate workshop, held on September 8-9, 2011, in Boulder, Colorado, was open to the public and about 50 scientists attended the event each day. Sessions included “The Sun—Past and Present” and “The Sun-Climate Connection, Parts 1 and 2."

In 2012, a draft of the workshop summary report was completed in the first quarter and review was completed during the second quarter. After National Research Council approval and editing, the prepublication version of The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth’s Climate: A Workshop Report was delivered to the National Science Foundation and NASA on September 13, publically released on September 19, and printed in November. The Overview of the workshop report is reprinted in Chapter 5.

Planning Committee Membership*

Gerald R. North, Texas A&M University (chair)

Daniel N. Baker, University of Colorado, Boulder

Raymond S. Bradley, University of Massachusetts

Peter Foukal, Heliophysics, Inc.

Joanna D. Haigh, Imperial College, London

Isaac M. Held, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Gerald A. Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Larry J. Paxton, Johns Hopkins University

Peter Pilewskie, University of Colorado, Boulder

Carolus J. Schrijver, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center

Ka-Kit Tung, University of Washington

Staff

Abigail A. Sheffer, Associate Program Officer, SSB (study director)

Arthur A. Charo, Senior Program Officer, SSB

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* All terms expired on September 30, 2012.



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4 Workshops, Symposia, Meetings of Experts, and Other Special Projects In 2012, the Space Studies Board (SSB) printed one workshop report and convened one workshop. THE EFFECTS OF SOLAR VARIABILITY ON EARTH’S CLIMATE The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth’s Climate workshop, held on September 8-9, 2011, in Boulder, Colo- rado, was open to the public and about 50 scientists attended the event each day. Sessions included “The Sun—Past and Present” and “The Sun-Climate Connection, Parts 1 and 2.” In 2012, a draft of the workshop summary report was completed in the first quarter and review was completed during the second quarter. After National Research Council approval and editing, the prepublication version of The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth’s Climate: A Workshop Report was delivered to the National Science Founda- tion and NASA on September 13, publically released on September 19, and printed in November. The Overview of the workshop report is reprinted in Chapter 5. Planning Committee Membership* Gerald R. North, Texas A&M University (chair) Daniel N. Baker, University of Colorado, Boulder Raymond S. Bradley, University of Massachusetts Peter Foukal, Heliophysics, Inc. Joanna D. Haigh, Imperial College, London Isaac M. Held, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Gerald A. Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research Larry J. Paxton, Johns Hopkins University Peter Pilewskie, University of Colorado, Boulder Carolus J. Schrijver, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center Ka-Kit Tung, University of Washington Staff Abigail A. Sheffer, Associate Program Officer, SSB (study director) Arthur A. Charo, Senior Program Officer, SSB * All terms expired on September 30, 2012. 33

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34 Space Studies Board Annual Report—2012 Amanda R. Thibault, Research Associate, ASEB Terri Baker, Senior Program Assistant, SSB (until April 2012) Dionna Williams, Program Associate, SSB (from April 2012) Danielle Piskorz, Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Intern Michael Barton, Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Intern LESSONS LEARNED IN DECADAL PLANNING IN SPACE SCIENCE: A WORKSHOP The 2012 workshop Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science, held on November 12-13 in ­Irvine, California, was hosted by the SSB in collaboration with the Board on Physics and Astronomy. This workshop reviewed and discussed key aspects of the most recent NRC decadal surveys in space science—solar and space p ­ hysics (2012), planetary science (2011), astronomy and astrophysics (2010), and Earth science and applications from space (2007)—with the goal of identifying lessons learned and best practices. The workshop brought together a variety of stakeholders in the space community who are impacted by and/or are responsible for the formulation and implementation of the decadal surveys. In addition to focusing on the decadal surveys, the workshop also afforded an opportunity to discuss the recent mid-decade reviews. The workshop participants from government and the research community engaged in a dialog that identified ideas for the future evolution of the decadal survey and mid-decade review processes by examining closely how the recent surveys were executed and are being implemented. A report summarizing the discussions and dialog that took place at the workshop is being prepared and is expected to be released in Spring of 2013. Planning Committee Membership Alan M. Dressler, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science (co-chair) Charles F. Kennel, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (co-chair) Steven J. Battel, Battel Engineering Stacey W. Boland, Jet Propulsion Laboratory William B. Gail, Global Weather Corporation J. Todd Hoeksema, Stanford University Anthony C. Janetos, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Maryland Robert P. Lin,* University of California, Berkeley Stephen J. Mackwell, Lunar and Planetary Institute Ralph L. McNutt, Jr., Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Paul L. Schechter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology A. Thomas Young, Lockheed Martin Corporation (retired) Staff David H. Smith, Senior Program Officer, SSB (study director) Lewis Groswald, Research Associate, SSB Rodney N. Howard, Senior Program Assistant, SSB * Dr. Lin passed away on November 17, 2012.