International Team 2013

"Slow solar wind sources and

acceleration mechanisms in the corona"


Joint coordinators

  • Abbo, Lucia, INAF-Astrophysical Observatory of Turin, Pino Torinese (TO), Italy 

  • Ofman, Leon, Catholic University of America, NASA-GSFC, Greenbelt MD, USA


  • Antiochos, Spiro K., NASA-GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USA
  • Hansteen, Viggo H., Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  • Harra, Louise, UCL-Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Dorking, Surrey, UK
  • Ko, Yuan-Kuen, Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA
  • Lapenta, Gianni, Centre for Plasma Astrophysics, Leuven, Belgium
  • Li, Bo, School of Space Science and Physics, Shandong University, Weihai, PR China
  • Riley, Pete, Predictive Science, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA
  • Strachan, Leonard, Harvard - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • von Steiger, Rudolf, International Space Science Institute, Bern, Switzerland
  • Wang, Yi-Ming, Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA



The main goal of this ISSI Team project is to merge observational and numerical modeling knowledge and expertise in order to investigate the sources of the Slow Solar Wind, the physical mechanisms at the base of its acceleration and the key role of the topology of the coronal magnetic field. 

 Full abstract of the project


1st meeting: 3 - 7 March 2014

2nd meeting: 16 - 20 March 2015

Completion of the project: May - June 2016.