PSTEP: project for solar–terrestrial environment prediction

Kanya Kusano, Kiyoshi Ichimoto, Mamoru Ishii, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Shigeo Yoden, Hideharu Akiyoshi, Ayumi Asai, Yusuke Ebihara, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Tada Nori Goto, Yoichiro Hanaoka, Hisashi Hayakawa, Keisuke Hosokawa, Hideyuki Hotta, Kornyanat Hozumi, Shinsuke Imada, Kazumasa Iwai, Toshihiko Iyemori, Hidekatsu Jin, Ryuho KataokaYuto Katoh, Takashi Kikuchi, Yûki Kubo, Satoshi Kurita, Haruhisa Matsumoto, Takefumi Mitani, Hiroko Miyahara, Yasunobu Miyoshi, Tsutomu Nagatsuma, Aoi Nakamizo, Satoko Nakamura, Hiroyuki Nakata, Naoto Nishizuka, Yuichi Otsuka, Shinji Saito, Susumu Saito, Takashi Sakurai, Tatsuhiko Sato, Toshifumi Shimizu, Hiroyuki Shinagawa, Kazuo Shiokawa, Daikou Shiota, Takeshi Takashima, Chihiro Tao, Shin Toriumi, Satoru Ueno, Kyoko Watanabe, Shinichi Watari, Seiji Yashiro, Kohei Yoshida, Akimasa Yoshikawa

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Abstract

Although solar activity may significantly impact the global environment and socioeconomic systems, the mechanisms for solar eruptions and the subsequent processes have not yet been fully understood. Thus, modern society supported by advanced information systems is at risk from severe space weather disturbances. Project for solar–terrestrial environment prediction (PSTEP) was launched to improve this situation through synergy between basic science research and operational forecast. The PSTEP is a nationwide research collaboration in Japan and was conducted from April 2015 to March 2020, supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. By this project, we sought to answer the fundamental questions concerning the solar–terrestrial environment and aimed to build a next-generation space weather forecast system to prepare for severe space weather disasters. The PSTEP consists of four research groups and proposal-based research units. It has made a significant progress in space weather research and operational forecasts, publishing over 500 refereed journal papers and organizing four international symposiums, various workshops and seminars, and summer school for graduate students at Rikubetsu in 2017. This paper is a summary report of the PSTEP and describes the major research achievements it produced.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Article number159
Journalearth, planets and space
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geology
  • Space and Planetary Science

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