COST Action ES1005

TOSCA - Towards a more complete assessment of the
impact of solar variability on the Earth’s climate


TOSCA is a multidisciplinary European network of scientists from 20 countries whose objective is to provide a better understanding of the hotly debated role of the Sun in climate change. This action aims at assessing the various contributions of solar variability to the Earth’s climate by bringing together solar physicists, space scientists, atmospheric scientists, climate modellers, paleoclimatologists, and more.

TOSCA started in June 2011 and will last for 4 years. As for other COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology) actions, the main role of TOSCA is to foster interactions between different communities.

TOSCA has 5 working groups

  1. WG1 impact of solar radiative forcing

  2. WG2 impact of interplanetary perturbations

  3. WG3 impact of energetic particles

  4. WG4 interfacing between upper and lower atmospheric layers and corresponding models

  5. WG5 outreach and dissemination (GHOST)

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What TOSCA is

Latest news

[12/6/2014] Next call for STSMs will close on September 8, 2014.

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[22/4/2014] Movie with ballon launch during workshop

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[25/3/2014] Next call for STSMs will close on June 7, 2014.

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[22/3/2014] Forthcoming workshop on atmospheric effects of energetic particles (Reading, 9-11 April 2014)

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[16/3/2014] Funding left for more STSMs: the next call will close on March 25.

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