STORM - Solar system plasma Turbulence:  Observations, inteRmittency and Multifractals

STORM & SHOCK joint meeting

FP7 STORM & SHOCK Meeting in Brussels. A joint meeting of the two FP7 projects, STORM and SHOCK, took place in Brussels between March 24-25, 2015.

The meeting was attended by members of the two projects: Simone Landi, Andreea Verdini, Luca Franci, Petr Hellinger, Pierre-louis Sulem, David Burgess, Peter Gingell, Chris Haynes, Giuseppe Consolini, Peter Kovacs, Yasuhito Narita, Navin Dwivedi, Wieslaw Macek, Emiliya Yordanova, Eliza Teodorescu, Gabriel Voitcu, Marius Echim, Hervé Lamy, Yuriy Voitenko.

The main goal of this meeting was to foster a genuine exchange of ideas between the two projects that have coherent objectives and adopt complementary approaches, STORM targets systematic analysis of data bases, SHOCK focuses on numerical simulations. A series of presentations generated lively, long and fruitful discussions between the two teams.

Tuesday, March 24




14:00 – 14:30

The FP7 project STORM (objectives, methods, brief review of results)

Marius Echim

14:30 – 15:00

The FP7 project SHOCK

(objectives, methods, brief review of results)

David Burgess

15:00 – 15:30



16:00 – 16:20

Observations of turbulent magnetosheath structures with Cluster

Emiliya Yordanova

16:20 – 16:40

Comparative studies of magnetosheath turbulence: Venus and Earth

Navin Dwivedi

16:40 – 17:00

Sub-Proton Scale Magnetic Holes: Turbulence Simulations, Theory and Cluster Observations in the Earth's Plasma Sheet

Chris Haynes




Wednesday, March 25


09:30 – 09:50

Cluster 3-D wave analysis in the foreshock and magnetosheath

Yasuhito Narita

09:50 – 10:10

Observations of probability distribution functions in the planetary magnetosheaths

Peter Kovacs

10:10 – 10:30

FLR-Landau fluid simulations of Alfvénic turbulence at ion scales

Pierre-Louis Sulem

10:45 – 11:05

Turbulence and kinetic instabilities in the expanding solar wind

Petr Hellinger

11:05 – 11:25

STORM WP2 – Observations of turbulence and intermittency in the solar wind

Marius Echim

11:25 – 11:45

Solar wind turbulence from MHD to sub-ion scales: high-resolution hybrid simulations

Luca Franci

11:45 – 12:15



14:00 – 14:20

Interactions of 3D parallel current sheets: turbulence and transport in the outer heliosphere

Peter Gingell

14:20 – 14:40

Multifractal Turbulence at the Termination Heliospheric Shock and Beyond

Wieslaw Macek

14:40 – 15:00

Structure functions in the expanding solar wind

Andrea Verdini

15:00 – 15:20

Alfvenic turbulence and ion beams

Yuriy Voitenko

15:40 – 16:00

Small-scale filamentary current web in the non-MHD dispersive domain and global scale invariance

Giuseppe Consolini

16:00 – 16:20

STORM WP7 Interactive Nonlinear Analysis Library (INA)

Peter Kovacs

16:20 – 18:00




End of Meeting



Summer School on complexity and turbulence in space plasmas, L'Aquila, Italy, September 2017. Although the FP7 project STORM officially ended in December 2015, the Consortium continues to collaborate and to promote the approach and results of STORM.


The International Workshop and School on "Solar system plasma turbulence, intermittency and multifractals (STORM 2015)” was organised in Mamaia, Romania, between September 6-13, 2015. The event focused on the quantitative experimental, theoretical and numerical investigation of turbulence, intermittency, fractal/multifractal features, waves and coherent structures interaction, criticality and non-linear cross-scale coupling.


FP7 STORM & SHOCK Meeting in Brussels. A joint meeting of the two FP7 projects, STORM and SHOCK, took place in Brussels between March 24-25, 2015.


STORM@AGU2014 Session on solar system plasma dynamical complexity and intermittency