The Third International Symposium of KuaFu Project (ISKP-III)

Kunming, China, September 14-19, 2008




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Session 0 The status and general scientific goals of KuaFu project,
Convener: Chuan-Yi Tu (,
                 E. Marsch (

Session 1 Sun-Earth space science objectives: the precursor, initiation, evolution and propagation of CMEs,
Convener: Li-Dong Xia (,
                 Louise Kim Harra (

Session 2 Geospace science objectives: Mechanism of magnetic storms, substorms and global Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere coupling,
Convener: Sui-Yan Fu (,
                 M. Lester (

Session 3 System-level-science objective: The complex global behavior of disturbances in the Sun-Earth System, including the 3-D numerical modeling to identify the self-organized processes whichcontrol the global behavior of the Sun-Earth system, and also including the space weather forecast models,
Convener: Chi Wang (,
                 Eric Donovan (

Session 4 Instruments and technical aspects of the mission,
Convener: Zuo Xiao (,
                 P. Rochus(

Session 5 Related ground base observations and their coordination with Kuafu science aims: Identification of the use of existing, and projected, ground to space based instrumentation, including examples of coordinated studies from previous missions,
Convener: Dunlop MW (Malcolm) (,
                 Huigen Yang (

Session 6 Open session on science objectives and instrumental issues, Open Session

Confirmed invited speakers:

1. Introduction to the Kuafu meeting£¬ C.Y Tu (Peking University, China)
2. The science goals of Kuafu and their implementation£¬Xiao Zuo (KuaFu office, Director; Peking University, China)
3. The status of the KuaFu project, Jingsong Wang (KuaFu office, Project scientist; CMA, China)
4. Mission analysis and feasibility study on KuaFu project, Fang Yang, (KuaFu office, Project engineer, DFH,Co. China)
5. Hinode ¨C Status, new results and suggestions for KuaFu, Louise Harra (University College London, UK)
6. Science with SMESE and suggestions for KuaFu, Fang Cheng (Nanjing University, China)
7. The Heliophysical Explorers Sentinels and Solar Orbiter - Science programme and relations with Kuafu, Eckart Marsch(Max-Planck-Institut f¨¹r Sonnensystemforschung, Germany)
8. Cluster¨CStatus, recent results and suggestions for KuaFu, Zong QG (Peking University, China)
9. THEMIS ¨C Status, recent results and suggestions for KuaFu, William Liu (Senior Scientist, Canadian Space Agency, Canada)
10. The origin of the solar wind as observed by Hinode, Louise Harra (University College London, UK)
11. CME as a result of the magnetic helicity accumulation, Mei Zhang (NAOC, CAS, China)
12. Coronal circulation ¨C plasma flows and mass supply, Eckart Marsch (Max-Planck-Institut f¨¹r Sonnensystemforschung, Germany)
13. Flair associated changes in vector magnetic filds, JingXiu Wang (NAOC, CAS, China)
14. Activities of corona streamers: blobs detachments and blowout CME, Yao Chen (Shandong University at Weihai, China)
15. Energetic ion dynamics of the inner magnetosphere: from quiet conditions to extreme solar events, Iannis Dandouras, Henri R¨¨me(Centre d¡¯Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements, France), and Jinbin Cao (CSSAR, CAS, China)
16. Study of Sub-storm and suggestions for KuaFu pre-study, William Liu (Senior Scientist, Canadian Space Agency, Canada)
17. Conjugate imaging of substorms, Nikolai Ostgaard (University of Bergen, Norway)
18.Formation of the NEXL at Substorm Onset: A Critical Unresolved Problem in Substorm Physics, Joe Kan (University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA)
19. Understanding the Sun-Earth Connection Through Global Imaging, Mei-Ching Fok (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA)
20. Observations of solar wind entry into the magnetosphere during quiet and disturbed times, Gorge Parks (University of California, Berkeley, California, USA)
21. Assessment of What we have learned the coronal mass ejections since its discovery and what we will further learn from up-coming KuaFu mission, ST Wu (The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, USA)
22. Modeling the Solar wind - Magnetosphere - Ionosphere Coupling System, Chi Wang (CSSAR, CAS, China)
23. The simulation of the Global Density of Earth Plasmasphere deducted from the expected data of the EUV Imager in the elliptical orbit of KuaFu-B using Computer Tomography Technique, Ronglan Xu (CSSAR, CAS, China)
24. A novel space coronagraph and related data analysis, Ester Antonucci (U. Torino, Italy)
25. Chinese ground-based upper atmospheric observation in the polar regions, HU, Hongqiao (Polar Research Institute of China, China)
26. Prospects for a Kuafu-coordinated ground based programme, Mervyn Freemann (BAS, UK)
27. Ground based instrumentation to enhance the science delivery of Kuafu, Mark Lester (University of Leicester, Leicester, UK)
28. Coordinated multi-instrument investigations of magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, Gang Lu (HAO, NCAR, USA)
29. The present situation of the ESA Solar System programme with special implications for collaboration on the Kua-Fu Mission, Hermann Opgenoorth (Solar System Missions Division, European Space Agency, ESTEC)