The 2013 Heliophysics Summer School will focus on the physics of space weather events that start at the Sun and influence atmospheres, ionospheres and magnetospheres throughout the solar system. The solar system offers a wide variety of conditions under which the interaction of bodies with a plasma environment can be studied. The school will address not only the physics of all these various environments but will also go into the technologies by which these various environments are being observed. The program is complemented with considerations of the societal impacts of space weather that affect satellites near Earth and elsewhere in the solar system.
Several teachers along with about 35 students were selected through a competitive process organized by the UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs.
The 2013 School Deans are: