Journal : Acta Geophysica
Article : Investigating dynamic coupling in geospace through the combined use of modeling, simulations and data analysis

Authors :
Lilensten, J.
Laboratoire de Planétologie de Grenoble, OSUG-CNRS, Grenoble, France, jean.lilensten@obs.ujf-grenoble.fr,
Zuccarello, F.
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universitá di Catania, Catania, Italy, fzu@oact.inaf.it,
Zuccarello, F.
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universitá di Catania, Catania, Italy, fzu@oact.inaf.it,
Lundstedt, H.
Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Lund, Sweden, henrik@lund.irf.se,
Kretzschmar, M.
LPCE/CNRS, Orléans, France, matthieu.kretzschmar@cnrs-orleans.fr,
Contarino, L.
INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, Catania, Italy, lcont@oact.inaf.it,
Messerotti, M.
INAF-Trieste Astronomical Observatory, Trieste, Italy, messerotti@oats.inaf.it,
Desorgher, L.
Physikalisches Institut, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, desorgher@space.unibe.ch,
Usoskin, I. G.
Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, Ilya.Usoskin@oulu.fi,
Dudok de Wit, T.
LPCE, CNRS and University of Orléans, Orléans, France, ddwit@cnrs-orleans.fr,
Valtonen, E.
Space Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, Eino.Valtonen@utu.fi,
Spurny, F.
Nuclear Physics Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, spurny@ujf.cas.cz,
Daglis, I.
National Observatory of Athens, Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing, Athens, Greece, daglis@space.noa.gr,
Abstract : Comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of the coupled solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere system is of utmost interest, both from the perspective of solar system astrophysics and geophysics research and from the perspective of space applications. The physical processes involved in the dynamical evolution of this complex coupled system are pertinent not only for the Sun-Earth connection, but also for major phenomena in other astrophysical systems. Furthermore, the conditions in geospace collectively termed space weather affect the ever increasing technological assets of mankind in space and therefore need to be understood, quantified and efficiently forecasted. The present collaborative paper communicates recent advances in geospace dynamic coupling research through modeling, simulations and data analysis and discusses future directions.

Keywords : solar wind, magnetosphere, storm, geospace magnetic storms, ionosphere coupling,
Publishing house : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Publication date : 2009
Number : Vol. 57, no. 1
Page : 141 – 157

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DOI :
Qute : Lilensten, J. ,Zuccarello, F. ,Zuccarello, F. ,Lundstedt, H. ,Kretzschmar, M. ,Contarino, L. ,Messerotti, M. ,Desorgher, L. ,Usoskin, I. G. ,Dudok de Wit, T. ,Valtonen, E. ,Spurny, F. ,Daglis, I. ,Daglis, I. , Investigating dynamic coupling in geospace through the combined use of modeling, simulations and data analysis. Acta Geophysica Vol. 57, no. 1/2009
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