BAS UASD SMITE Programme, Substorms and nightside reconnection
Substorms and nightside reconnection

The objectives of the project are to investigate and understand

  • The physics of magnetospheric substorms, and
  • The ionospheric signatures of nightside reconnection, and its relationship to the substorm processes.

The key scientific topic currently being addressed are:

The project exploits mainly data from the Halley PACE HF and SuperDARN radars, and complementary satellite data such as those from the Global Geospace Science mission.

Principal personnel

Mervyn Freeman
Alan Rodger

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