J. Space Weather Space Clim.
Volume 3, 2013
EU-FP7 funded space weather projects
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Published online||26 June 2013|
The plasmasphere during a space weather event: first results from the PLASMON project
Space Research Group, Department of Geophysics and Space Sciences, Eötvös University, Pázmány P. sétány 1/A, H-1117
2 Geodetic and Geophysical Institute, Research Center for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Csatkai u. 6-8, H-9400 Sopron, Hungary
3 British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingly Road, CB3 0ET Cambridge, UK
4 Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary, Stefnia t 14, H-1143 Budapest, Hungary
5 Physics Department, University of L’Aquila Via Vetoio, I-67010 Coppito-L’Aquila, Italy
6 Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory Tähteläntie 62, 99600 Sodankylä, Finland
7 Department of Physics, University of Otago, P.O. Box 56, 9054 Dunedin, New Zealand
8 SANSA Space Science, P.O. Box 32, 7200 Hermanus, South Africa ; School of Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 4001 Durban, South Africa
9 Electrical Engineering Department, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 801 Leroy Place, NM 87801 Soccoro, USA
10 Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences, 05-622 Belsk Duzy, Poland
11 Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, 98195-9472 Seattle, USA
12 Los Alamos National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1663, NM 87545 Los Alamos, USA
* Corresponding author: e-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 14 June 2013
The results of the first 18 months of the PLASMON project are presented. We have extended our three, existing ground-based measuring networks, AWDANet (VLF/whistlers), EMMA/SANSA (ULF/FLRs), and AARDDVARK (VLF/perturbations on transmitters’ signal), by three, eight, and four new stations, respectively. The extended networks will allow us to achieve the four major scientific goals, the automatic retrieval of equatorial electron densities and density profiles of the plasmasphere by whistler inversion, the retrieval of equatorial plasma mass densities by EMMA and SANSA from FLRs, developing a new, data assimilative model of plasmasphere and validating the model predictions through comparison of modeled REP losses with measured data by AARDDVARK network. The first results on each of the four objectives are presented through a case study on a space weather event, a dual storm sudden commencement which occurred on August 3 and 4, 2010.
Key words: plasmasphere / whistler / FLR / data assimilation / relativistic electron precipitation
© J. Lichtenberger et al., Published by EDP Sciences 2013
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