Multi-payload and Multi-Observatory Science with Aditya-L1 (WS6)

Objective of the workshop:
To bring together all Indian solar physicists to prepare for the enhanced science with the Aditya-L1 by combining data from multiple payloads on-board Aditya-L1 as well as other ground- and space-based observatories. The workshop is expected to provide a forum for an intense discussion on the science enhancement in combining multiple payloads as well as data from other solar observatories.

Background and Motivation:
Aditya-L1 will be the first dedicated solar observatory to study the solar dynamics especially the ones which affect our inter-planetary space. Earlier Aditya-L1 workshops conducted in ASI mostly focused on the individual payload capabilities. However, Aditya-L1 being an observatory class mission can provide unique data set to carry out studies much more than an individual payload can provide. To extract this important capability, different payloads onboard Aditya-L1 need to be configured appropriately during the proposal submission.

Complementary data from other ground- and space-observatories would also enhance the science capabilities but require advance planning in co-ordination. Keeping the above in mind, a brainstorming of science which can be done purely with multipayload and multi-observatory mode would provide inputs to the mission and other observatories to prepare in advance.

Goal of the workshop:
The major goal of the workshop is to bring Indian Solar Physicists for a brainstorming discussion to arrive at possible proposals to utilize the multi-payload and multi-observatory configuration.This workshop will provide opportunity to bring out a set of proposals which can be executed during the Aditya-L1 science phase. Advance planning required to target specific science goals will enable to develop the required expertise in terms of data analysis, modelling and also execution.

The following broad themes are identified to bring out specific proposals within each theme:

  • Quiet Sun Physics
  • Active Region Physics
  • CME initiation and propagation
  • Solar wind and heliospheric studies
  • Modelling of solar coronal structures and related phenomena

The plan is to bring out specific proposals which can be addressed by Aditya-L1 in combination with other payloads and other observatories both on-ground and in space.

It is expected that scientific and technical faculties and students from different institutions who are already involved in Aditya-L1 mission and other observatories will attend this workshop. The total number of participants are expected to be about 50.

Format of the meeting:
The meeting will be in online mode. The online mode will be enabled by ISRO or ARIES, Nainital. Both organizations have regular online mode meetings and established a highbandwidth links.

The meeting will have invited presentations to cover the above five topics followed by group discussions on the strengths of each of the proposals and required follow up work to prepare the science team with respect to those proposals.

Programme can be downloaded from this link.

Organizing Institutes: ISRO, ARIES, IUCAA, IIA, PRL, and IISER
Scientific Organizing Committee: K. Sankarasubramanian, Satheesh Thambi, Vipin K Yadav, Dipankar Banerjee, Durgesh Tripati, S. P. Rajaguru, Dibyendu Chakrabarthy, and Dibyendu Nandi