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Accession Number ADA580638
Title Stormtime Magnetosphere- Ionosphere-Thermosphere Interactions and Dynamics.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 28p
Personal Author F. Marcos P. H. Doherty S. Delay W. J. Burke
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 C/NOFS mission and the equatorial dynamics revealed by the C/NOFS measurements, and calibration/validation 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.
Keywords Climatology
Cnofs(Communication navigation outage forecasting system)
Dmsp(Defense meteorological satellite program)
Electric fields
Energy flow
Equatorial electrodynamics
Magnetic storms
Mit coupling
Mit(Magnetosphere- ionosphere-thermosphere)
Plasma density irregularities
Satellite drag
Solar wind
Wind pressure

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 55A - Aeronomy
Corporate Author Boston Coll., Chestnut Hill, MA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 14 Dec 2007-13 Dec 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1324
Contract Number FA8718-08-C-0012

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