Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Electrodynamics using Cluster and ground based data


This team is meeting twice during 2003/4 at the International Space Science Institute's offices in Bern in order to survey, structure and summarise the results of coordinated space- and ground-based science resulting from the ESA Cluster mission.


Cluster is a multi-satellite mission designed to resolve the spatial/temporal ambiguities in observations of the solar wind/magnetosphere/ionosphere system inherent in single spacecraft measurements.  By combining measurements from Cluster with observations from ground-based instruments (such as radars, magnetometers and auroral imagers) and remote-sensed measurements of the ionosphere (such as global auroral images and observations of magnetospheric particle precipitation), we can achieve a greater understanding of this complex coupled system.


The ISSI team's objective is to prepare a review paper that will present highlights of the Cluster/ground-based science carried out to-date and showcase previews of forthcoming material.  Furthermore, the team shall identify the most significant outstanding science questions that face the Cluster/ground-based scientific community and suggest approaches that may resolve these issues. 


Team members:


Olaf Amm, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland (team leader)

Anita Aikio, University of Oulu, Finland

Eric Donovan, University of Calgary, Canada

Malcolm Dunlop, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

Harald Frey, University of California, USA

Kirstie Kauristie, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland

Mark Lester, University of Leicester, UK

Aurelie Marchaudon, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UK

Ian McCrea, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

Rumi Nakamura, Institute for Space Research, Austria

Hermann Opgenoorth, ESTEC, The Netherlands

Anja Strømme, University of Tromsø, Norway

Matthew Taylor, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

James Wild, University of Leicester, UK