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Annual Report 2023

Volume 53

Solar Missions – getting closer to our Star


Anuschka Pauluhn

Remotely sensing potential climate change tipping points across scales

Potential climate tipping points pose a growing risk for societies, and policy is calling for improved anticipation of them. Satellite remote sensing can play a unique role in identifying and anticipating tipping phenomena across scales. Where satellite records are too short for temporal early warning of tipping points...


Timothy M. Lenton, Jesse F. Abrams, Annett Bartsch, Sebastian Bathiany, Chris A. Boulton, Joshua E. Buxton, Alessandra Conversi, Andrew M. Cunliffe, Sophie Hebden, Thomas Lavergne, Benjamin Poulter, Andrew Shepherd, Taylor Smith, Didier Swingedouw, Ricarda Winkelmann & Niklas Boers

Volume SSSI 88

The Heliosphere in the Local Interstellar Medium – Into the Unknown

"The Heliosphere in the Local Interstellar Medium", the Proceedings of the First ISSI Workshop 6-10 November 1995, Bern, Switzerland, edited by R. von Steiger, R. Lallement, and M.A. Lee and published in 1996, was the first International Space Science Institute (ISSI) book in the Space Sciences Series. This book covers...


John D. Richardson, Andrei Bykov, Frederic Effenberger, Klaus Scherer, Veerle J Sterken, Rudolf von Steiger, Gary P. Zank

  • ISBN: 978-94-024-2228-3
  • Published: December 2023

Lunar Gravitational-Wave Detection

A new era of lunar exploration has begun bringing immense opportunities for science as well. It has been proposed to deploy a new generation of observatories on the lunar surface for deep studies of our Universe. This includes radio antennas, which would be protected on the far side of the Moon from terrestrial radio i...


Marica Branchesi, Maurizio Falanga, Jan Harms, Karan Jani, Stavros Katsanevas, Philippe Lognonné, Francesca Badaracco, et al.

Volume SSSI 86

Global Change in Africa

The main objective of this book is to provide an overview of the benefit of using Earth Observation data to monitor global environmental changes due to natural phenomena and anthropogenic forcing factors over the African continent, and highlight a number of applications of high societal relevance....


A. Cazenave, D. Baratoux, T. Lopez, J.K. Kouamé, J. Benveniste, L. Moreira (Eds.)

  • ISBN: 978-3-031-39273-3
  • Published: October 2023
Volume SSSI 85

Probing Earth’s Deep Interior Using Space Observations Synergistically

During the recent decades, space missions (e.g., CHAMP, GOCE, GRACE and Swarm) have been developed by space agencies in Europe and the USA to measure the Earth’s gravity and magnetic fields and their spatio-temporal variations. These successful missions have already provided a wealth of groundbreaking results about t...


V. Dehant, M. Mandea, A. Cazenave, L. Moreira

  • ISBN: 978-3-031-39281-8
  • Published: August 2023
Volume Spatium 52

Space Debris

Providing the Scientific Foundation for Sustainable Use of Outer Space...


Thomas Schildknecht

Volume SSSI 76

Oscillatory Processes in Solar and Stellar Coronae

The book presents a broad and in-depth overview of recent achievements and the current state of research in magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) oscillatory and wave phenomena in the coronae of the Sun and stars. Major progress in coronal wave studies has been achieved thanks to the combination of high-precision multi-wavelength ...


Valery M. Nakariakov, Dipankar Banerjee, Bo Li, Tongjiang Wang, Ivan Zimovets, Maurizio Falanga

  • ISBN: 978-94-024-2195-8
  • Published: January 2023

Annual Report 2022 (Business Year 27)

A Spiral Amongst Thousands
Credits ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, A. Martel