Journal Highlights

The application of heliospheric imaging to space weather operations

Editor’s Highlight—

 

This paper provides a timely assessment of the value of heliospheric imaging observations in the context of space weather operations with a clear apparent aim of advocating for a deep-space mission for operational space weather prediction. The authors review a cross-section of the scientific analyses that have exploited heliospheric imagery – particularly from NASA’s STEREO mission – and discuss their relevance to operational predictions of, in particular, coronal mass ejection arrival at Earth and elsewhere. They assert that heliospheric imagery is central to any credible space weather mission, particularly one located at a vantage point off the Sun-Earth line. This paper will be a good reference both for scientific use and for justifying future missions.