Interball in the ISTP Program

Interball in the ISTP Program : Studies of the Solar Wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Interaction

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An up-to-date progress report on the current status of solar-terrestrial relation studies with an emphasis on observations by the Russian Interball spacecraft and the Czech Magion subsatellites. Papers in the volume describe the various spacecraft in the International Solar-Terrestrial Program and the research questions that they are being used to address. The emphasis is on correlative studies employing multiple instruments and multiple spacecraft.
The book begins with a description of each spacecraft active in 1998 and describes the roles they can play in correlative studies. This is followed by an up-to-date status report concerning ongoing studies of the solar wind, foreshock, bow shock, magnetopause, magnetotail, and ionosphere, with an emphasis on the observations made by the four Interball spacecraft.
Readership: Researchers and graduate students of space physics and astrophysics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 152.4 x 241.3 x 22.9mm | 408.24g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • IX, 294 p.
  • 0792358635
  • 9780792358633

Table of contents

Preface. Equator-S: Mission and first results; W. Baumjohann, G. Haerendel. Multi-point substorm observations of the outer plasma sheet dynamics on November 13, 1996; N.L. Borodkova, et al. The Wind program: 1998-2000; M. Desch, et al. Modeling of a prebreakup arc and substorm onset by the `minimum-B' method; Y.I. Galperin. Closely-spaced multi-satellite project ROY to study small-scale structures during magnetic field annihilation and strong turbulence in critical magnetospheric regions: Results of Phase A; Y.I. Galperin, et al. Heliospheric energetic particle flux variations; P. Kiraly. On the Earth's bow shock near solar minimum; R.L. Kessel, S.-H. Chen. Interball and Geotail observations of flux transfer events; G.I. Korotova, et al. Relative timing on magnetospheric substorm onset signatures; C.-I. Meng, K. Liou. The high-altitude cusp: Interball observations; Z. Nemecek, et al. NASA's IMP 8 spacecraft; K.I. Paularena, J.H. King. Solar wind correlations: Using a solar wind monitor successfully; K.I. Paularena, et al. The influence of convection on magnetotail variability; V. Peroomian, et al. Bow Shock position: Observations and models; J. Safrankova, et al. The high- and low-latitude boundary layers in the magnetotail; I. Sandahl. Magnetospheric response to a hot flow anomaly; D.G. Sibeck, N.L. Borodkova. Crossing the heliospheric current sheet; A. Szabo, et al. Cooperative studies between IKI and SwRI for the Interball project; O.L. Vaisberg, J.H. Waite, Jr. Study of vortices in the dawn plasma sheet using Interball-1 data; O.P. Verkhoglyadova, et al. Plasma and magnetic field variations in the magnetosheath: Interball-1 and ISTP Spacecraft observations; G.N. Zastenker, et al.
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