2016-2017 Science Planning Summaries
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2016-2017 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Studies of ULF waves associated with solar wind coupling to the magnetosphere and ionosphere

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Program Manager:
Dr. Vladimir Papitashvili

ASC POC/Implementer:
Neal Scheibe / Elizabeth Kauffman / Paul Sullivan

Principal Investigator

Dr. Marc Lessard

University of New Hampshire
Space Science Center
Durham, New Hampshire


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


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.