Ionospheric Processes

In collaboration with Karl-Magnus Laundal (Bergen) I have helped to develop a new model of field-aligned magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling currents, and horizontal ionospheric currents, derived in a consistent way from low Earth orbit magnetic measurements from Swarm and CHAMP and dependent on solar wind and seasonal parameters.  This model is known as AMPS.

Visualization of ionospheric field aligned and horizontal ionospheric currents when the northern hemisphere is largely sunlit.

Laundal, K. M., Finlay, C.C., Olsen, N., and Reistad, J.P (2018) Solar Wind and Seasonal Influence on Ionospheric Currents From Swarm and CHAMP Measurements, J. Geophys. Res., Space Physics, Vol 123,

Laundal, K. M., Finlay, C.C., and Olsen, N. (2016) Sunlight effects on the 3D polar current system determined from low Earth orbit measurements, Earth Planets Space, Vol 68, 142 doi: 10.1186/s40623-016-0518-x
7 MARCH 2021