AAS Meeting #194 - Chicago, Illinois, May/June 1999
Session 80. Here Comes the Sun: Plans for the Y2K Solar Maximum
Solar, Oral, Wednesday, June 2, 1999, 3:45-5:30pm, Continental Ballroom C

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[80.06] Max Millennium Program in 1999/2000

R. C. Canfield (Physics Department, Montana State University Bozeman)

The primary goal of the Max Millennium program is to understand particle acceleration and explosive energy release in solar flares. Elements of the program are ground-based solar observation, data analysis, and theory. We will work closely with the NASA HESSI mission and other NASA and NOAA spacecraft during the period of high solar activity from 1999 -- 2004. A comprehensive outline of the Max Millennium program is on the WWW at http://solar.physics.montana.edu/max_millennium/

Although the HESSI instrument views the whole Sun, many ground-based instruments have a limited field of view. In order to put together a compelling dataset, it is important to have comprehensive observations of a given flare. Experience shows that the effectiveness of instruments at Ground-Based Observatories (GBOs) with a limited field of view depends on:

\begin{itemize} \item Definition of GBO campaigns and targets of opportunity

\item Web access to GBO and spacecraft data

\item Documentation and evaluation of current solar conditions

\item Definition and Web posting of GBO plans and targets

\item Web archive of operational GBO data \end{itemize}

During the coming year the emphasis of the Max Millennium program will be on the development and testing of capabilities for coordination of ground and space-based solar flare observations and data analysis.

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