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Quantifying Global Plasmaspheric Images with in situ Observations

  • M. B. Moldwin
  • B. R. Sandel
  • M. F. Thomsen
  • R. C. Elphic
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Abstract

Simultaneous IMAGE EUV plasmaspheric images and Magnetospheric Plasma Analyzer (MPA) data from the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s geosynchronous satellites are combined to understand plasmaspheric behavior and to quantify the global images. A brief review of the understanding of the plasmasphere as learned from in situ observations prior to the launch of IMAGE is given to place the results presented here into context.

Keywords

plasmasphere plasmapause EUV 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. Moldwin
    • 1
  • B. R. Sandel
    • 2
  • M. F. Thomsen
    • 3
  • R. C. Elphic
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics and Department of Earth and Space SciencesUCLALos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Lunar and Planetary LaboratoryUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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