Electrodynamics of the solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere-atmosphere coupled system

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leicester
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

Solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere-atmosphere coupling is mediated by an electrical current system that carries of order 2 MA and dissipates 1 TW in the atmosphere. The magnetic field-aligned component of this current system is measured by the 66 spacecraft of the Iridium constellation using the Active Magnetosphere and Planetary Electrodynamics Response Experiment (AMPERE) technique. This project will use AMPERE-derived currents to diagnose the state and driving of the magnetosphere, the relationship to auroral activity, ionospheric conductance, and the occurrence of substorms Novel analysis techniques will be developed to cope with the high volume of data available.

Publications

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Fogg A (2020) An Improved Estimation of SuperDARN Heppner-Maynard Boundaries Using AMPERE Data in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

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Milan S (2019) Substorm Onset Latitude and the Steadiness of Magnetospheric Convection in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

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Milan S (2021) Magnetospheric Flux Throughput in the Dungey Cycle: Identification of Convection State During 2010 in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

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Sangha H (2020) Bifurcated Region 2 Field-Aligned Currents Associated With Substorms in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/N504117/1 01/10/2015 31/03/2021
1935436 Studentship ST/N504117/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021 Harneet Sangha
ST/R504890/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
1935436 Studentship ST/R504890/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021 Harneet Sangha