Doug Biesecker (NOAA) and the Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel
As the exceptionally weak Solar Cycle 24 comes to an end, we look to the future as we prepare for Solar Cycle 25. This past March, NOAA and NASA convened the first meeting of the Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel. The panel conducted a survey of forecasts for the amplitude and timing of Solar Cycle 25 in order to obtain and recommend a consensus forecast. This forecast will serve as the official Solar Cycle 25 Prediction for NOAA, NASA, and the International Space Environment Services (ISES). In addition to the amplitude and timing of Solar Cycle 25, the panel will address complicating issues, such as the impact of the revised SSN number on the predictions and the potential for hemispheric asymmetry of Solar Cycle 25. I will present a summary of the predictions analyzed by the Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel and our current consensus on predictions for Solar Cycle 25.
Mode of presentation: oral (Need to be confirmed by the SOC)