Session P2 - Exploring Multi-Spacecraft Space Weather Monitoring

Colin Forsyth (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory), Malcolm Dunlop (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory), Melanie Heil (ESA)

The Sun-Earth system is hugely under-sampled. Earth’s magnetosphere, typically encompassing a volume of over a quadrillion cubic kilometres, is monitored by a handful of spacecraft at any given time. Advanced warning of the incoming solar wind is currently provided by a few spacecraft orbiting the Sun-Earth L1 point. Despite these limitations, we have built a plethora of empirical and physics-based models as well as human expertise for space weather forecasting. More observations will improve our understanding and ability to forecast space weather, through improvements to models and data assimilation, but what level of ‘multi-point’ is appropriate and how do we make best use of this information? Scientific multi-spacecraft missions such as Cluster, THEMIS, MMS, Swarm and STEREO have greatly enhanced our knowledge of the dynamics of the magnetosphere and the solar wind, especially when used together. However, detailed analysis and understanding of these data takes a lot of time and effort. How multi-point do we have to go to provide both the necessary databases for model development and the inputs to forecasting, what are the implications for orbital traffic, and how best do we make use of existing multi-point datasets and techniques in space weather?

Poster Viewing
Thursday October 27, 08:30 - 13:30, Poster Area

Friday October 28, 08:45 - 10:15, Water Hall

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Talks : Time schedule

Friday October 28, 08:45 - 10:15, Water Hall
08:45Introduction, Oral
08:47The ESA Heliophysics Working Group: building cross discipline bridges to better serve the Space Weather communityTaylor, M et al.Invited Oral
09:12Monitoring of the Aurora and its origin by a multi-spacecraft constellationKraft, S et al.Oral
09:27NOAA’s Space Weather Next Generation Observation Architecture Azeem, I et al.Oral
09:42An interactive viewer application for real-time space weather monitoring and historical case studiesDoornbos, E et al.Oral
09:57Discussion, Oral
10:07Summary, Oral


1The GOES-R and Future SWFO-L1 Space Weather MissionsLoto'aniui, P et al.Poster
2Plasmapause evolution from 7th to 9th September 2017 deduced from Van Allen ProbesIvanković, L et al.Poster
3Imaging the Sources of Solar Type-III Radio Bursts during the Parker Solar Probe Encounter 2Nedal, M et al.Poster
5The February 2022 Starlink Loss Event and the Need for Improved Orbital Space Weather Forecasting and NowcastingBerger, T et al.Poster
6NOAA’s Compact Coronagraph Instrument for the ESA VIGIL MissionWang, N et al.Poster
7In-situ Energetic Electron Flux Measurements using KSEM PD on GK-2A Geostationary SatelliteOh, D et al.Poster
8Coordination of ground based and in orbit multipoint measurements: comparison of magnetospheric and ground currentsDunlop, M et al.Poster
9Temporal evolution and spatial variation of the solar wind structures throughout the heliosphereBiro, N et al.Poster
10Deflection/Rotation of Earth directed CMEs in the vicinity of Coronal HoleKaruppiah, S et al.Poster
11Developing Models for the Waves in the Inner Magnetosphere Using Data from Multi-SpacecraftWang, D et al.Poster