ScienceProblem: CoronalMassEjectionEffect

PrimaryActor:

Solar Terrestrial Physicist


ScienceGoal:

Gain an understanding of the effect of a Coronal Mass Ejection on the near Earth system.


DataSets:

LASCO Coronagraph on SOHO (to identify Earthward bound CME).

MAG, SWEPAM and SWICS on ACE (to identify orientation of the interplanetary magnetic field, solar wind characteristics and composition).

Plasma, particle and field measurements on the four Cluster spacecraft near the mangetopause.

In-situ geostationary energetic particle measurements e.g. LANL satellites, visible/UV auroral imagers on Polar and IMAGE, and groundbased magnetometer chains (to identify enhanced sub-storm activity).

CAMMICE on Polar (to identify time-scales for entry of solar wind into the magnetosphere).

Neutral imagers on IMAGE and geomagnetic indices, Dst, (to provide global picture of enhanced ring current response to the CME).


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KeyReferences:

http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/events/



GoodStyle: Please add comments below. This area should be used for refinement of the above document. If you want to ask questions or start a dialogue with the author, please use (or create) a topic in the Science Problems Forum. For other ScienceProblems, refer to the ScienceProblemList.
Author: Once the refinements here and comments in the forum die down, perhaps you could rewrite the problem, incorporating the comments and refinements.

-- ChrisPerry - 25 Jan 2002

Topic revision: r2 - 2002-02-08 - 09:09:16 - TonyLinde
 
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