2016-2017 USAP Field Season
Studies of ULF waves associated with solar wind coupling to the magnetosphere and ionosphere
Dr. Marc Lessard
University of New Hampshire
Supporting Stations: South Pole Station
This project is a continuation of current studies using search-coil magnetometers previously installed and operating at South Pole Station's Cusp Lab, McMurdo Station's Arrival Heights, and Halley Station, a British Antarctic Survey base. Researchers use time-series data from magnetometers at these and other Antarctic sites, including the Polar Experiment Network for Geospace Upper-atmosphere Investigations (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 in support of this project. Staff Research Associates (RAs) perform routine monitoring of the equipment and computers.