2012-2013 Science Planning Summaries
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Studies of solar wind - Magnetosphere interactions using observations of ULF waves at an extensive ground array at high latitudes
The vault at Arrival Heights containing the project's three-axis search coil sensors. Photo courtesy of Marc Lessard.  

Program Manager:
Dr. Vladimir Papitashvili

A-102-M/S
NSF/PLR Award 1142045

ASC POC/Implementer:
Elizabeth Watson / Cara Sucher

Dr. Mark J Engebretson (Principal Investigator)
engebret@augsburg.edu
http://space.augsburg.eduExternal Non U.S. Government Site

Augsburg College
Department of Physics
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Supporting Stations:  McMurdo Station, South Pole Station
Research Locations:  Arrival Heights / Cusp Lab

Project Description:
This project is a continuation of current studies using search coil magnetometers already installed and operating at South Pole Station's Cusp Lab and Arrival Heights at McMurdo Station, as well as at Halley (a UK base in Antarctica) and two sites in the Arctic. Researchers use time-series data from magnetometers at these and other Antarctic sites (including the PENGUIn Automated Geophysical Observatories), often in conjunction with data from other Arrival Heights instruments, to study the dynamics of the Earth's ionosphere and magnetosphere.

Field Season Overview:
No project participants deploy. Staff Research Associates (RAs) perform routine monitoring of the equipment and computers.

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Curator: Esther L. Hill PhD, Antarctic Support Contract   |   NSF Official: Alexandra Isern, Division of Polar Programs