ISSI International Team

Dust - plasma interactions:

Observations in the interplanetary medium and

in the environment of solar system objects

Scientific Aims - Team Members - Meetings - Reports

Scientific Aims

Many processes in astrophysics base on dust-plasma interactions and most of the dust-plasma interactions are at present not directly measured. We attempt a survey of dusty plasma effects and dust plasma interactions in the interplanetary medium, in the environment of solar system objects and in the Earth atmosphere. From this we will shape a set of future research questions for experimental, observational and theoretical studies of dust-plasma phenomena.

Team Members

Ingrid Mann (team leader), Kobe University, Japan

Nicole Meyer-Vernet, Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, France

Tadashi Mukai, Kobe University, Japan

Edmond Murad, retired from Air Force Research Laboratory, Newton, USA

Asta Pellinen-Wannberg, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden

Olga Popova, Institute for Dynamics of Geospheres Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia

Markus Rapp, Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Rostock, Kuehlungsborn, Germany

Marlene Rosenberg Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Univ. of California, San Diego, USA


First meeting:             November 6 - 10, 2006.

Second meeting:        Mai 7 -11, 2007.

Third meeting:           planned April or May 2008


First meeting:          November 6 - 10, 2006

Second meeting:     May 7 - 11, 2007

Third meeting:        May 13 - 16, 2008

Final Report (PDF)