If you'd like to attend, please register on the Eventbrite page for the meeting so that the convenors can tailor the meeting space to the number of attendees.
The abstract is below!
It is becoming increasingly apparent that the lower, middle and upper atmosphere are more strongly coupled than was once thought to be the case and that atmospheric waves play a central role in this coupling. Generated by a variety of sources, these waves carry energy and momentum vertically, and are a principle driver of atmospheric circulation, transporting important chemical species through the atmosphere. In the lower atmosphere global scale waves (tides and planetary waves) are generated; smaller scale waves (such as gravity waves) are generated by weather systems, topographic flow and the polar vortex as well as by processes in the upper atmosphere (via space weather effects). There is growing evidence that space weather can have an effect on surface conditions in the Polar Regions yet the coupling mechanism is not fully understood. This meeting aims to bring together the lower, middle and upper atmosphere communities to explore these coupling effects and their impact on global circulation.
As discussed at our business meeting in Manchester, MIST will join in the 2013 National Astronomy Meeting as usual. Please note that this meeting is in July, rather than March/April, but the presence of the meeting in St. Andrews provides an excellent opportunity for joint sessions with the UK Solar Physics Community.
Below is the call for session proposals; proposals on current topics in MIST science are strongly encouraged, in order to ensure that we have a series of good MIST sessions, both oral and poster, throughout the meeting period.
The meeting will run from 10:30-17:15 on Friday 30th November at the Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, London. Coffee will be served from 10:00.
The RAS poster boards are 914mm by 1082mm (portrait). They can therefore display A1 posters in either portrait or landscape, or A0 portrait.
Two dedicated MIST meetings are held each year; a one-day meeting in London in November, and a multi-day 'out-of-town' meeting in the spring. Spring MIST is held at the National Astronomy Meeting every other year, with this occurring in odd-numbered years. The dates of upcoming MIST meetings are:
Members of the MIST community propose and organise one-day meetings on MIST themes as part of the RAS specialist discussion meeting series. Meetings in the current academic year include:
For a full list of upcoming RAS specialist discussion meetings, please see the RAS website.