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Indices of geomagnetic activity derived from space-born magnetic data from the Swarm mission

Constantinos Papadimitriou - IAASARS, National Observatory of Athens; Georgios Balasis - IAASARS, National Observatory of Athens, Greece; Adamantia Zoe Boutsi - IAASARS, National Observatory of Athens, Greece; Ioannis A. Daglis - University of Athens, Greece; Omiros Giannakis - IAASARS, National Observatory of Athens, Greece; Paola De Michelis - National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Italy; Giuseppe Consolini - National Institute of Astrophysics, Italy

Thermosphere-ionosphere interactions and effects (I)


Ground based indices, such as the Dst and AE, have been used for decades to describe the interplay of the terrestrial magnetosphere with the solar wind and provide quantifiable indications of the state of geomagnetic activity in general. These indices have been traditionally derived from ground based observations from magnetometer stations all around the Earth. In the last 5 years though, the highly successful satellite mission Swarm has provided the scientific community with an abundance of high quality magnetic measurements at Low Earth Orbit, which can be used to produce the space-based counterparts of these indices, such the Swarm-Dst and Swarm-AE Indices. In this work, we present the first results from this endeavour, with comparisons against traditionally used parameters, and postulate on the possible usefulness of these Swarm based products for space weather monitoring and forecasting.



Approaching deadlines:

Registration opens:

16 July 2020

Abstract submission opens:

16 July 2020

European Space Weather Medals:

6 September 2020

Registration deadline:

25 September 2020

Registration deadline: [extended]

10 October 2020

Abstract submission deadline:

4 September 2020