IJG  Vol.5 No.6 , May 2014
Report on Science Project for Probing the High-Latitude Ionosphere with Complementary Radar and Energetic Neutral Atom (ENA) Measurements
ABSTRACT

Vast magnetospheric regions are mapped along the field lines to the narrow latitudinal band of the polar/auroral regions. Therefore monitoring of solar wind energy dissipation into the ionosphere at auroral latitudes gives unique opportunities to study geomagnetic disturbances in their complexity from a relatively well-localized vantage point. Here we introduce and present the current state of a recently proposed science project for coordinated monitoring of high-latitude activity with the EISCAT (European Incoherent Scatter) radar array supported by ground-based magnetometer and optical data and ENA (Energetic Neutral Atom) observation from the CINEMA (Cube-Sat for Ions, Neutrals, Electrons and Magnetic field) satellite system.


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Martini, D. , Enell, C. , Aiko, A. , Ulich, T. and Kwak, Y. (2014) Report on Science Project for Probing the High-Latitude Ionosphere with Complementary Radar and Energetic Neutral Atom (ENA) Measurements. International Journal of Geosciences, 5, 607-610. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2014.56055.
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