Multiscale Processes in the Earth’s Magnetosphere: From Interball to Cluster

  • Jean-André Sauvaud
  • Zdeněk Němeček

Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 178)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. John D. Richardson, Ying Liu, John W. Belcher
    Pages 1-14
  3. C. T. Russell, X. Blanco-Cano, N. Omidi, J. Raeder, Y. L. Wang
    Pages 15-35
  4. Jana Šfránková, Mykhaylo Hayosh, Zdenék Némeček, Lubomír Přech
    Pages 73-94
  5. David G. Sibeck
    Pages 95-110
  6. Zdeněk Němeček, Jana Šafránková, Lubomír Přrech, Jiří Šimůnek
    Pages 111-130
  7. C. P. Escoubet, H. Laakso, M. Goldstein
    Pages 131-147
  8. Simon Wing, Patrick T. Newell, Ching-I Meng
    Pages 149-174
  9. Jiasheng Chen, Theodore A. Fritz
    Pages 175-194
  10. Alexander Z. Bochev, Iren Ivanova A. Dimitrova
    Pages 195-204
  11. G. I. Korotova, D. G. Sibeck, H. J. Singer, T. J. Rosenberg
    Pages 205-215
  12. Jean-André Sauvaud, Pierrette Décréau
    Pages 255-273
  13. Lev M. Zelenyi, Helmi V. Malova, Victor Yu. Popov, Dominique C. Delcourt, A. Surjalal Sharma
    Pages 275-288
  14. Victor A. Sergeev
    Pages 289-306
  15. J. S. Pickett, O. Santolík, S. W. Kahler, A. Masson, M. L. Adrian, D. A. Gurnett et al.
    Pages 307-328

About these proceedings


The past forty years of space research have seen a substantial improvement in our understanding of the Earth’s magnetosphere and its coupling with the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic ?eld (IMF). The magnetospheric str- ture has been mapped and major processes determining this structure have been de?ned. However, the picture obtained is too often static. We know how the magnetosphere forms via the interaction of the solar wind and IMF with the Earth’s magnetic ?eld. We can describe the steady state for various upstream conditions but do not really understand the dynamic processes leading from one state to another. The main dif?culty is that the magnetosphere is a comp- cated system with many time constants ranging from fractions of a second to days and the system rarely attains a steady state. Two decades ago, it became clear that further progress would require multi-point measurements. Since then, two multi-spacecraft missions have been launched — INTERBALL in 1995/96 and CLUSTER II in 2000. The objectives of these missions d- fered but were complementary: While CLUSTER is adapted to meso-scale processes, INTERBALL observed larger spatial and temporal scales. However, the number of papers taking advantage of both missions simul- neously is rather small.


MHD Plasma cluster magnetic field plasma physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-André Sauvaud
    • 1
  • Zdeněk Němeček
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre ďEtude Spatiale des Rayonnements Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueUniversité Paul SabatierToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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