Accession Number:

ADA580638

Title:

Stormtime Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere Interactions and Dynamics

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 14 Dec 2007-13 Dec 2012

Corporate Author:

BOSTON COLL CHESTNUT HILL MA

Report Date:

2013-03-13

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Boston College has provided scientific and technical support to the Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate for Stormtime Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere Interactions and Dynamics. The studies described in this report have leveraged our expertise on magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere M-I-T coupling from high to low latitudes together with novel research to support AFRL s ongoing space weather missions aimed at characterizing the energy balance in the M-I-T system and forecasting realistically their responses to geomagnetic storms. The major studies address Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere coupling, magnetic storm studies, the development of a Dst proxy using DMSP measurements, satellite drag studies, an array of studies centered on the CNOFS mission and the equatorial dynamics revealed by the CNOFS measurements, and calibrationvalidation efforts for the DMSP SSULI and SSUSI sensors. This project resulted in over 20 publications in peer reviewed journals. These publications are discussed in this report and are referenced in the Reference section.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE