Application of Magnetospheric Imaging Techniques to Global Substorm Dynamics


The IMAGE mission is scheduled for launch in 2000 and will, for the first time, provide the coordinated global magnetospheric observations necessary to develop a coherent picture of the storm and substorm processes. Eact of the instruments on IMAGE will make important global measurements which will determine the structure and dynamics of a variety of plasma populations and the boundaries between them. Comparison between the IMAGE observations will allow researchers to determine the global inter- relationship between important magnetospheric plasma populations and boundaries on a time scale necessary to understand the substorm process better.

Web page prepared by:
Dan Isaac,

Date: February 28, 1997