Publications and Presentations

Recent 
Publications​​
  • Bingham, S., Murray, S. A., Guerrero, A., Glover, A., Thorn, P.

Summary of the plenary sessions at European Space Weather Week 15: space weather users and service providers working together now and in the future,

Journal Space Weather Space Climate, doi:10.1051/swsc/2019031.

  • K.D. Leka, Sung-Hong Park, Kanya Kusano, Jesse Andries, Graham Barnes, Suzy Bingham, D. Shaun Bloomfield, Aoife E. McCloskey, Veronique Delouille, David Falconer, Peter T. Gallagher, Manolis K. Georgoulis, Yuki Kubo, Kangjin Lee, Sangwoo Lee, Vasily Lobzin, JunChul Mun, Sophie A. Murray, Tarek A.M. Hamad Nageem, Rami Qahwaji, Michael Sharpe, Rob Steenburgh, Graham Steward, Michael Terkildsen,

A Comparison of Flare Forecasting Methods. III. Systematic Behaviors of Operational Solar Flare Forecasting Systems,

Astrophysical Journal, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab2e11.

  • K.D. Leka, Sung-Hong Park, Kanya Kusano, Jesse Andries, Graham Barnes, Suzy Bingham, D. Shaun Bloomfield, Aoife E. McCloskey, Veronique Delouille, David Falconer, Peter T. Gallagher, Manolis K. Georgoulis, Yuki Kubo, Kangjin Lee, Sangwoo Lee, Vasily Lobzin, JunChul Mun, Sophie A. Murray, Tarek A.M. Hamad Nageem, Rami Qahwaji, Michael Sharpe, Rob Steenburgh, Graham Steward, Michael Terkildsen,

A Comparison of Flare Forecasting Methods. II. Benchmarks, Metrics and Performance Results for Operational Solar Flare Forecasting Systems,

Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, doi:10.3847/1538-4365/ab2e12.

  • Halford, A. J., Kellerman, A. C., Garcia-Sage, K., Klenzing, J., Carter, B. A., McGranaghan, R. M., Guild, T., Cid, C., Henney, C. J., Ganushkina, N. Yu., Burrel, A. G., Terkildsen, M., Thompson, B. J., Pulkinnen, A., McCollough, J. P., Murray, S. A., Leka, K. D., Fung, S. F., Bingham, S. B., Walsh, B. M., Liemohn, M. W., Bisi, M. M., Morley, S. K., Welling, D. T.,

Application Usability Levels: A Framework for Tracking Project Product Progress,

Journal Space Weather Space Climate, doi: 10.1051/swsc/2019030.

  • Carley, E. P., Hayes , L., Murray, S. A., Morosan , D., Shelley , W., Vilmer , N., Gallagher, P. T., 

Loss-cone instability modulation due to a magnetohydrodynamic sausage mode oscillation in the solar corona,

Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-10204-1.

  • Morosan, D., Carley, E. P., Hayes, L., Murray, S. A., Zucca, P., Fallows, R., McCauley, J., Kilpua, E., Mann, G., Vocks, C., Gallagher, P. T., 

Multiple Regions of Shock Accelerated Particles during a Solar Coronal Mass Ejection

Nature Astronomy, doi:10.1038/s41550-019-0689-z.

  • Garton, T. M., Murray, S. A., Gallagher, P. T., 

Expansion of High Speed Solar Wind Streams From Coronal Holes Through the Inner Heliosphere,

Astrophysical Journal Letters, 869, L12, doi: 10.3847/2041-8213/aaf39a.

  • Murray, S. A., 2018,

The Importance of Ensemble Techniques for Operational Space Weather Forecasting,

Space Weather (Invited Commentary), 16, 777–783, doi: 10.1029/2018sw001861.

  • Murray, S. A., Guerra, J. A., Zucca, P., Park, S. H., Carley, E., Gallagher, P. T., Vilmer, N., Bothmer, V., 2018, 

Connecting Coronal Mass Ejections to their Solar Active Region Sources: Combining Results from the HELCATS and FLARECAST Projects,

Solar Physics, 293, 4, 60, doi:10.1007/s11207-018-1287-4.

  • Garton, T. M., Gallagher, P. T., Murray, S. A., 2018,

Automated Coronal Hole Identification via Multi-Thermal Intensity Segmentation,

Journal Space Weather Space Climate, 8, A02, doi:10.1051/swsc/2017039.

  • Sharpe, M. A., Murray, S. A., 2017,

Verification of Space Weather Forecasts issued by the Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre,

Space Weather (Editorial Highlight), 15, 1383–1395, doi:10.1002/2017SW001683.​ 

  • Murray, S. A., Sharpe, M., Bingham, S., and Jackson, D. R., 2017,

Flare forecasting at the Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre,

Space Weather, 15, doi:10.1002/2016SW001579.

  • Murray, S. A., Henley, E. M., Jackson, D. R, and Bruinsma, S. L., 2015, 

Assessing the performance of thermospheric modelling with data assimilation throughout solar cycles 23 and 24

Space Weather, 13, doi:10.1002/2015SW001163.

  • Murray, S. A., 2014, 

Space Weather: the Importance of Observations, RMS Meeting Report,

Weather, 69: 9, 244, doi: 10.1002/wea.2282.

  • Murray, S. A., Bloomfield, D. S., and Gallagher, P. T., 2013, 

Evidence for Partial Taylor Relaxation from Changes in Magnetic Geometry and Energy during a Solar Flare

Astronomy & Astrophysics, 550: A119, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201219964.

  • Murray, S. A., Bloomfield, D. S., and Gallagher, P. T., 2012, 

The Evolution of Sunspot Magnetic Fields Associated with a Solar Flare

Solar Physics, 277: 1, 45-57, doi:10.1007/s11207-011-9796-4.​

  • Park, S.-H., et al, The Performance Characteristics of Operational Flare Forecasting Systems IV,

Astrophysical Journal (under review).​

  • Murray, S. A., Bloomfield, D. S., and Gallagher, P. T., 

An inclination to flaring: Active region magnetic field changes during a solar flare, 

Astronomy & Astrophysics Letters (under review).​

  • Bloomfield, D. S., Gallagher, P. T., Carley, E., Higgins, P. A., Long, D. M., Maloney, S. A., Murray, S. A., OFlannagain, A., Perez-Suarez, D., Ryan, D., and Zucca, P., 

A Comprehensive Overview of the 2011 June 7 Solar Storm, 

Astronomy & Astrophysics (under review).​​

  • Garton, T. M., Campanya, J., Murray, S. A., Gallagher P. T.,

Forecasting Solar Wind Velocities from Coronal Hole Properties using Machine Learning Techniques (in preparation)

  • Guerra, J., A., Murray, S. A., Gallagher, P. T., Bloomfield, D. S., 

Ensemble Forecasting of Major Solar Flares (in preparation)

  • McCollough, J. P., Halford, A. J., Kellerman, A. C., Garcia-Sage, K., Klenzig, J., Murray, S. A.

The Space Weather Technology Development Ecosystem (in preparation)​

Recent
Meetings
Organised
  • A Global Network of International Action Teams Targeting Improvements of Resilience to Space Weather,

December 2019,

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Session,

San Fransisco, USA.

  • Uncertainty Quantification and Statistical Best Practices for Space Weather,

December 2019,

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Session,

San Fransisco, USA.​

  • Machine Learning in Heliophysics,

September 2019,

Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Ensemble Forecasts in Space Weather: Science and Operations,

September 2019,

Lorentz Center Workshop,

Leiden, Netherlands

  • Quantifying Uncertainty in Space Weather Modeling and Forecasting

December 2018,

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Session,

DC, USA.

  • Challenges in Extreme Space Weather Research: Science, Applications, and Policies for Rare Events

December 2018,

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Session,

DC, USA.

November 2018,

European Space Weather Week 15, Leuven, Belgium.​

November 2018,

European Space Weather Week 15, Leuven, Belgium.

April 2018,

European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

September 2017,

Lorentz Centre, Leiden, Netherlands.

April 2017,

European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

April 2017,

International CCMC-LWS Working Meeting, Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA.

January 2017,

Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom.

November 2016,

European Space Weather Week 13, Ostend, Belgium.

  • The 5th Bi-annual Steering Committee Meeting of the HELCATS project,

November 2016,

Dublin, Ireland.

October 2016,

Dublin, Ireland.

July, 2015,

National Astronomy Meeting, Llandudno, Wales.

Theses
  • Murray, S.A., November 2012, 

Fields and Flares: Understanding the Complex Magnetic Topologies of Solar Active Regions,

PhD Solar Physics, Trinity College Dublin.

  • Murray, S.A., June 2008, 

The Physics of Radio Loud Solar Flares,

MSc (Dist.) Space Science, University College London.

  • Murray, S.A., May 2007, 

Tracing Particles from the Sun to the Earth's Ionosphere,

B.A. Hons. Mod. Physics with Astrophysics, Trinity College Dublin.

Talks
  • Murray, S. A., July 2019 (invited),

Research to operations for space weather forecasting,

Python in Astronomy, Baltimore, USA.

  • Murray, S. A., July 2019 (invited),

Fostering scientific collaboration for improved space weather forecasting,

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, Singapore, Malaysia.

  • Murray, S. A., July 2019,

Sunspotter: Solar Physics in the Classroom,

National Astronomy Meeting, Lancaster, UK.

  • Murray, S. A., June 2019 (invited),

Connecting CMEs to their solar active region sources,

UK Solar Orbiter Workshop, London, UK.

  • Murray, S. A., April 2019 (invited),

Fostering scientific collaboration for improved space weather forecasting,

European Geophysical Union Meeting, Vienna, Austria.

  • Murray, S. A., April 2019 (invited),

Ensembles for space weather forecasting,

Space Weather Workshop, Boulder, USA.

  • Murray, S. A., February 2019 (invited),

Fostering scientific collaboration for improved space weather forecasting,

Chapman Conference on Space Weather Forecasting, Pasadena, USA

  • Murray, S. A., et al, December 2018,

Space rain: what will the space around our world be like tomorrow?

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington DC, USA.

  • Murray, S. A., et al, November 2018,

Sunspotter: Solar Physics in the Classroom,

European Space Weather Week 2018, Leuven, Belgium.

  • Murray, S. A., et al, May 2018 (invited),

Learning from terrestrial weather: improved verification measures for space weather forecasting,

Triennial Earth Science Summit, Virginia, USA.

  • Murray, S. A., et al, April 2018 (contributed),

Ensemble flare forecasting: using numerical weather prediction techniques to improve space weather operations,

EWASS 2018, Liverpool, UK.

  • Murray, S. A., January 2018 (invited),

Solar Eruptive Forecasting,​

CFSA seminar, University of Warwick, UK.

  • Murray, S. A. et al, December 2017 (invited),

Ensemble solar flare forecasting: using numerical weather prediction techniques to improve space weather operations,

AGU Fall Meeting 2017, New Orleans, USA.

  • Murray, S. A. et al, September 2017 (contributed),

Verification of Flare Forecasts at the Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre,

European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Murray, S. A. et al, July 2017 (contributed),

Connecting Coronal Mass Ejections to their Solar Active Region Sources: Combining Results from the HELCATS and FLARECAST Projects,

IAU 335: Space Weather of the Heliosphere: Processes and Forecasts , Exeter, UK

  • Murray, S. A. et al, May 2017 (invited),

Space Weather Research at TCD,

3rd Annual Emergency Management Research Symposium, DCU Business School, Dublin Ireland.

  • Murray, S. A., et al, April 2017 (invited),

Solar Flare Prediction Team Progress,

International CCMC-LWS Working Meeting, Florida, USA.

  • Murray, S. A., January 2017 (invited),

Flare forecasting - a beginners guide,

First FLARECAST User Workshop, Exeter, United Kingdom.

  • Murray, S. A., et al, November 2016 (invited),

The CORSAIR algorithm - connecting the HELCATS and FLARECAST projects,

European Space Weather Week 13, Ostend, Belgium.

  • Murray, S. A., November 2016,

HELCATS Task 3.3: Inverse Modelling,

5th Steering Committee Meeting, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Murray, S. A., et al, October 2016 (invited),

Automatic identification of the solar surface sources of CMEs in the HELCATS database,

ISSI Flare Forecasting International Team Meeting, Bern, Switzerland

  • Murray, S. A., et al, September 2016 (contributed),

HELCATS – Connecting Coronal Mass Ejections to their Solar Active Region Sources

Irish National Astronomy Meeting, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Bingham, S., et al, September 2016 (contributed),

Verification of solar flare forecasts at the UK Met Office, 

European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Trieste, Italy.

  • Murray, S. A., February 2016 (invited),

Space Weather Operations and Research at the Met Office

University of Sheffield Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Center, Sheffield, UK.

  • Murray, S. A., et al., January 2016 (invited),

Geomagnetic storm forecasting

University of Bath Mathematical Integrative Think Tank.

  • Thorn, P., and Murray, S. A., October 2015 (invited),

An Overview of Met Office Space Weather Operations and Research, 

Royal Observatory Belgium Seminar, Brussels, Belgium.

  • Murray, S. A., July 2015 (invited),

Transitioning space weather models to operations at the Met Office

National Astronomy Meeting, LLandudo, Wales.

  • Murray, S. A., and Jackson, D., February 2015 (invited), 

Extending the Met Office Unified Model to the thermosphere, and coupling it with TIEGCM

RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting, London, UK.

  • Murray, S. A., January 2015 (invited),

Flare Forecasting at the Met Office, 

ISSI Team Meeting, Bern, Switzerland.

  • Murray, S. A., January 2015, 

FLARECAST: Dissemination to government and industry, 

FLARECAST Kick-Off Meeting, Brussels, Belgium.

  • Murray, S. A., et al., September 2014 (contributed), 

Space weather services and research at the Met Office

European Solar Physics Meeting, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Murray, S. A., and Bocquet, F., April 2014 (invited), 

Met Office Space Weather Research,

Kirtland Air Force Base Visit, Albuquerque, NM, USA. 

  • Henley, E., et al., November 2013 (contributed), 

ATMOP splinter session: WP5 and WP6 results

European Space Weather Week 10, Antwerp, Belgium. 

  • Murray, S. A., et al., March 2012 (contributed), 

Sunspot Magnetic Geometry and Energy Changes associated with a Solar Flare

UK-Germany National Astronomy Meeting, Manchester, UK.

  • Murray, S. A., et al., April 2011 (contributed), 

Evolution of sunspot magnetic fields associated with flaring

UK National Astronomy Meeting, Llandudno, Wales.

  • Murray, S. A., July 2009, 

Complex Magnetic Topologies of Solar Active Regions, 

USO Summer School on Solar Magnetism, Dwingeloo, Netherlands.

  • Murray, S. A., et al, July 2019,

Astronomical Midlands Programme,

National Astronomy Meeting, Lancaster, UK.

  • Murray, S. A., et al, December 2018,

Fostering scientific collaboration for improved space weather forecasting: Combining the results of the EU HELCATS and FLARECAST Projects,​

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington DC, USA.

  • Guerra, J. A., et al, September 2017, 

Modelling Ensemble Forecasts of Solar Flares, 

European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting , Dublin, Ireland.

  • Murray, S. A., et al., July 2017, 

Verification of flare forecasts at the Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre

IAU 335: Space Weather of the Heliosphere: Processes and Forecasts , Exeter, UK

  • Murrays, S. A., et al, April 2017,

Connecting Coronal Mass Ejections to their Solar Active Region Sources,

European Geophysical Union Meeting 2017, Vienna, Austria.

  • Bothmer, V., et al, April 2017,

CME Properties and Source Region Characteristics: HELCATS Results,

European Geophysical Union Meeting 2017, Vienna, Austria.

  • Mullinix, R., et al, December 2016,

Community-wide space weather Scoreboards: Facilitating the Validation of Real-time CME, Flare, and SEP Forecasts

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Fransisco, USA.

  • Murray, S. A., et al., November 2016, 

Verification of flare forecasts at the Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre

European Space Weather Week 13, Ostend, Belgium

  • Bothmer, V., et al., November 2016, 

CME kinematics and solar source region characteristics – HELCATS results, 

European Space Weather Week 13, Ostend, Belgium

  • Gallagher, P. T., et al., October 2016, 

Space Weather Research at Trinity College Dublin,

Space Weather: Risks and Challenges for Ireland, Dublin Ireland

  • Henley, E., et al., December 2015, 

Verification of Space Weather Forecasts using Terrestrial Weather Approaches

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Fransisco, USA.

  • Murray, S. A., et al., November 2015, 

Flare forecasting developments at the Met Office, 

European Space Weather Week 12, Ostend, Belgium.

  • Murray, S. A., et al., November 2015,

Real time forecasting methods validation with the Flare Scoreboard

European Space Weather Week 12, Ostend, Belgium.

  • Murray, S. A., et al., September 2014, 

An inclination to flaring: Active region magnetic field changes during a solar flare

European Solar Physics Meeting, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Murray, S. A., et al., April 2014, 

Assessing the performance of thermospheric modelling with data assimilation: results of the ATMOP project

Space Weather Workshop, Boulder, CO, USA. 

  • Murray, S. A., et al., December 2013, 

Comparison of thermospheric data assimilation with a drag temperature model for operational nowcasting and forecasting

RAS Discussion Meeting on Space Weather, London, UK. 

  • Henley, E., et al., November 2013, 

Comparison of EnOI data assimilation into two physical models of the thermosphere

European Space Weather Week 10, Antwerp, Belgium. 

  • Murray, S. A., et al., November 2013, 

Comparison of thermospheric data assimilation with a drag temperature model for operational nowcasting and forecasting

European Space Weather Week 10, Antwerp, Belgium. 

  • O'Callaghan, D., et al, July 2013, 

The Big, the Bad and the Ugly – Citizen scientist sunspot classification with Sunspot Zoo,

UK National Astronomy Meeting, St Andrews, Scotland.

  • Bloomfield, D. S., et al, December 2012, 

A Comprehensive Overview of the 2011 June 7 Solar Storm

Solar in Sonoma: Tracing the Connections in Solar Eruptive Events, Petaluma, CA, USA.

  • Murray, S. A., et al., August 2012, 

Variation of Magnetic Field Inclination across a Magnetic Neutral Line during a Solar Flare,

Hinode 6, St Andrews, Scotland.

  • Murray, S. A., et al., April 2012, 

Sunspot Magnetic Geometry and Energy Changes associated with a Solar Flare,

ASGI Spring Meeting, Birr, Ireland.

  • Perez Suarez, D. V. D., et al., March 2012, 

What is the Astrophysics Research Group at TCD doing to understand Space Weather?,

The Science of Weather Forecasting, Irish Meteorological Society, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Murray, S. A., et al., January 2012, 

Magnetic Geometry and Energy Changes associated with a Solar Flare, 

RAS Discussion Meeting on Solar Eruptions, London, UK.

  • Murray, S. A., et al., September 2010, 

Sunspot Magnetic Field evolution over the course of a Solar Flare, 

RIA Meeting: The Transient Universe, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Murray, S. A., et al., August 2010, 

Flare-Related Evolution of Sunspot 3D Magnetic Fields, 

IAU Symposium 273: Physics of Sun and Star Spots, Ventura, California, USA.

 

 

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