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Mag. Dr. Christian Möstl

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I am an Austrian scientist researching solar eruptions and their effects at Earth and other planets. I currently work at the Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and at the Institute of Physics at the University of Graz, both in Graz / Austria. 

If you want to know why space weather is important, check out National Geographics covers story "Solar Super Storms" in June 2012, which can be read for free here. Please also see reports on the formation of an extreme solar storm (german) and their channeling by the solar magnetic fields, leading to false alarms (german, english). Both studies were published in Nature Communications 2014 and 2015. In the 2015 paper we also introduced the EIEvo model for predicting the impacts of solar storms on planets and spacecraft. 

My recent work focuses on forecasting the sometimes detrimental effects of solar eruptions on the technological infrastructure at Earth - most notably satellites and power grids - by using observations of two spacecraft in an orbit around the Sun (NASA's STEREO mission). I am also working package leader in the European Union project HELCATS (https://www.helcats-fp7.eu) where we process and catalogue all the data returned by the STEREO imagers and in situ solar wind observatories (STEREO, Wind, Venus Express, and MESSENGER). Preliminary data products can be found here: https://www.helcats-fp7.eu/products.html 

For the experts: my main research fields are the 3D structure and propagation of solar coronal mass ejections (CMEs), flux rope modeling of CMEs with multi-point in situ data, development of methods for space weather forecasting with heliospheric imagers, and planetary effects of CMEs. I also worked in the past on solar surface motions and flux ropes in Earth's magnetotail. 

Space weather news can be found on my twitter page @chrisoutofspace.

Do you want to be a space weather scientist yourself? Check out these citizen science projects: Sunspotter and SolarStormWatch

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Mag. Dr. Christian Möstl
Institut für Physik, IGAMUniversitätsplatz 5, 8010 Graz, Österreich

+43 (0)316 380 - 5257
+43 (0)316 380 - 9825

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