IMAGE Project: Geophysical Research Letters Special Issue
Articles from the March 2001 IMAGE special Issue of Geophysical Research Letters
- Burch, J. L., et al.,
Global dynamics of the plasmasphere and ring current during magnetic storms,
Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 28, No. 6 , pp. 1159-1162, March, 2001.
- Cummer, S. A., et al.,
A test of magnetospheric radio tomographic imaging with IMAGE and WIND,
Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 28, No. 6 , pp. 1131-1134, March, 2001.
- Frey, H. U., et al.,
The electron and proton aurora as seen by IMAGE-FUV and FAST,
Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 28, No. 6 , pp. 1135-1138, March, 2001.
- Fuselier, S. A., et al.,
Ion outflow observed by IMAGE: Implications for source regions and heating mechanisms,
Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 28, No. 6 , pp. 1163-1166, March, 2001.
- Mende, S. B., et al.,
Global observations of proton and electron auroras in a substorm,
Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 28, No. 6 , pp. 1139-1142, March, 2001.
- Mitchell, D. G., et al.,
Imaging Two Geomagnetic Storms in Energetic Neutral Atoms,
Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 28, No. 6 , pp. 1151-1154, March, 2001.
- Moore, T. E., et al.,
Low Energy Neutral Atoms in the Magnetosphere
Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 28, No. 6 , pp. 1143-1146, March, 2001.
- Perez, J. D., et al.,
Initial ion equatorial pitch angle distributions from medium and high energy neutral
atom images obtained by IMAGE,
Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 28, No. 6 , pp. 1155-1158, March, 2001.
- Pollock, C. J., et al.,
First medium energy neutral atom (MENA) images of Earth's magnetosphere during
substorm and storm-time,
Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 28, No. 6 , pp. 1147-1150, March, 2001.
- Reinisch, B. W., et al.,
First results from the Radio Plasma Imager on IMAGE,
Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 28, No. 6 , pp. 1167-1170, March, 2001.
IMAGE scores "firsts" (A.G.U. Overview of the IMAGE Special Issue of GRL)
The March 15 issue of Geophysical Research Letters, published by
the American Geophysical Union, carries a special section on the
IMAGE (Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration)
spacecraft. A number of "firsts" are reported in this special
section, including the first images of low-energy neutral atoms
from the solar wind and the ionosphere, the first results of
magnetospheric sounding, and the first determination of the spatial
distribution of the ring current and plasmasphere.
Numerous satellites have mapped out the Earth's magnetosphere
by directly measuring their local plasma and fields environment.
Through in-situ measurements of ever increasing sensitivity and
resolution, these missions have identified key processes that
couple the magnetosphere to the solar wind and ionosphere and
have established the basic magnetospheric disturbance modes.
Since the early 1980s, in-situ observations have been routinely
complemented by auroral imaging, which has proven an invaluable
diagnostic of the state of the magnetosphere.
Lacking until now, however, has been the capability to obtain
simultaneous, global images that are needed to reveal the large-
scale distribution and dynamics of the various plasmas that
populate the magnetosphere. To address this need, NASA's
IMAGE spacecraft, the first dedicated to magnetospheric imaging,
was launched on March 25, 2000. Using advance imaging
techniques, IMAGE provides comprehensive multispectral
imaging of key magnetospheric plasma regions and boundaries.
Dr. E. V. Bell, II, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-301-286-1187
NSSDC, Mail Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771
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