Space Physics Seminar - winter-2021


STORM: Science Objectives and Mission Design

Jan. 8, 2021
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Presented By:

  • David Sibeck - NASA GSFC

STORM will provide the first-ever global view of the Sun-Earth system. STORM takes simultaneous observations of the solar wind and the response of Earth's magnetosphere, including the magnetopause, auroral oval, and ring current dynamics, using global multispectral and neutral atom imaging to quantify the global circulation of the energy that powers space weather. STORM employs a single lunar swing-by to enter a circular 90deg inclination orbit with a radius of 30RE and a period of 9.65 days which precesses a full 360deg a year. This orbit enables observations of the magnetosphere's response to varying solar wind conditions from the full range of vantage points over time scales encompassing all space weather phenomena. Furthermore, this orbit allows scientific return 100% of the time from at least as ingle instrument and up to 83% of the time from all instruments, allowing for extended observation periods. STORM's two in-situ instruments, the magnetometer and ion electron spectrometer, measure the local magnetic field and plasma. STORM's 4 imagers, the soft x-ray imager (XRI), far ultraviolet imager (FUV) and energetic neutral atom imager (ENA), and LAICA, make nearly continuous observations of the magnetopause and bow shock, the auroral oval, the Earth's ring current, and the exosphere, respectively


Plasma sheet wavesXu Zhang, UCLA [TBC]

Jan. 15, 2021
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Presented By:

  • Xu Zhang - UCLA [TBC]

Seminar Description coming soon.

Dipolarization propagation

Jan. 22, 2021
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Presented By:

  • Sheng Tian - University of Minnesota

Seminar Description coming soon.

ARCS

Jan. 29, 2021
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Presented By:

  • Kristina Lynch -

Seminar Description coming soon.

MUSE

Feb. 5, 2021
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Presented By:

  • Bart De Pontieu -

Seminar Description coming soon.

PUNCH

Feb. 12, 2021
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Presented By:

  • Craig DeForest -

Seminar Description coming soon.

GLIDE

Feb. 19, 2021
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Presented By:

  • Lara Waldrop -

Seminar Description coming soon.

TBD

Feb. 26, 2021
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Presented By:

  • TBD -

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TRACERS

March 5, 2021
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Presented By:

  • Craig Kletzing - University of Iowa

Seminar Description coming soon.

SOLARIS

March 12, 2021
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Presented By:

  • Don Hassler - SwRI

Seminar Description coming soon.