S1 Structure and Dynamics of the Deep Earth and Planetary Interiors

Convener: Tobias Rolf, Claudia Stein, Christine Thomas

We invite contributions from all fields of geophysics with focus on the deep structure, dynamics and evolution of Earth and planetary bodies. Contributions may use one ore more approaches including seismology, geodynamics, geomagnetism, satellite observations, geochemistry and mineral physics. Studies for structures, dynamics and evolution of the mantle transition zone, the lower mantle, inner and outer core are welcome.

Plenary talk: Miaki Ishii (Harvard), Title: Through the Looking Glass: the Wonderful World beneath Our Feet

S2 Noise

Convener: Celine Hadziioannou, Kathrin Loer, Uli Wegler

We welcome contributions that use different forms of noise, i.e. seismic noise, electromagnetic noise and others to investigate the Earth. New developments in noise processing and studies on the generation of noise are welcome as well as noise study applications to structures and processes in the Earth and Earth's surface and fluid layers of the Earth.

Plenary talk: Michel Campillo (Grenoble),  Title: Seismic imaging without source: beyond surface wave tomography

S3 Data, Models, and Reality

Convener: Boris Kaus, Alexander Grayver, Karin Sigloch

Our curent knowledge of the Earth comes from inversions of large datasets and modelling of processes inside the Earth with more or less realistic parameters. Investigations can be divided into two classes: Those carried out to devise "realistic" pictures of the Earth, others to study and delineate the role of particular features and mechanisms. In general the models and inversion results may not represent the real Earth due to assumptions for the models/inversions/data analyses. In this session we welcome contributions highlighting the strength and/or the weakness of the different approaches. Contributions discussing new routes as arising from the combinations of different approaches are especially welcome.

Plenary talk: Andreas Fichtner (ETH), Title: Multiscale imaging of the Earth - From sedimentary basins to the deep mantle

S4 Space Weather and Global Induction

Convener: Miriam Sinnhuber, Alexey Kuvshinov

Space Weather, the response of the ionosphere/magnetosphere/thermosphere system to changes in the solar wind, connects solar activity with the near-Earth environment. In order to model accurately Space Weather effects it is important, in particular, to account for global electromagnetic (EM) induction in realistic models of conducting Earth. These models in their turn can be reliably recovered only if the ionosphere/magnetosphere current systems are correctly specified or/and accounted for. Thus there is a pressing need for the synergy of space weather and global EM induction researches. We invite contributions from all areas of space weather research covering solar physics, the ionosphere/magnetosphere system, and the upper atmosphere, as well as contributions on global induction studies of the Earth.

Plenary talk: Antti Pulkkinen (NASA), Title: Magnetic Storms and the Electric Power Grid