The IMS Satellite Programme: Scientific Objectives

  • Christopher T. Russell
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 57)


The International Magnetospheric Study is a proposed international co-operative enterprise during the years 1976–1978 whose aim is a quantitative understanding of the dynamic plasma and field environment of the Earth. Satellite programmes play a key role in this study, together with co-ordinated ground-based, balloon and rocket observations. Herein we review the presently announced IMS satellite programmes, and illustrate many of the objectives of the IMS satellite investigations with examples drawn from current research.


Solar Wind Field Line Interplanetary Magnetic Field Plasma Sheet Scientific Objective 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher T. Russell
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  1. 1.Institute of Geophysics and Planetary PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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