Royal Astronomical Society / British Geophysical Association
Discussion Meeting -
9th October 2009
The Geomagnetic Field: Preparing for the Swarm Multi-Satellite Mission
Royal Astronomical Society Lecture Theatre
This meeting focused on the upcoming ESA Swarm mission, which has the
primary aims to map the near-Earth geomagnetic field, the lithospheric
surface field contributions, and the external ionospheric/magnetospheric
current systems. It brought together workers from all areas of
UK geomagnetic interest to examine the scientific opportunities and
challenges of the unique 3-satellite configuration.
An advertising poster can be downloaded here.
Dr. Roger Haagmans (ESA)
Prof. Nils Olsen (DTU Space)
Prof. Hermann Lühr (GFZ Potsdam)
Dr. Gernot Plank (ESA)
Schedule and Talk Abstracts
The abstract book including the list of talks is available
Members of the
consortium have been in discussions with the National Centre for Earth
concerning possible long-term funding of Swarm-related science,
and also other topics of interest related to geomagnetic Earth observation
and hazard (particularly space weather). Our
initial position document
was received positively. At the meeting (and afterwards),
discussion was broadly
(but not completely) supportative of a community application to NCEO;
the development of a bid is ongoing.
PDFs of the talks given are available through the following links:
the Earth's Magnetic Field and Environment Explorers, Roger Haagmans, ESA
in Characterising Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Fields, Hermann
Lühr, GFZ Potsdam.
Field Modelling Lessons learned from Ørsted
and CHAMP and prospects for Swarm, Nils Olsen, DTU Space, Copenhagen.
for the joint analysis of Swarm and SuperDARN measurements
of ionospheric electric fields, Adrian Grocott, University of Leicester
the Ionospheric Current System with General Circulation Models
Tim Spain, UCL.
we use space magnetometer data in operational ionospheric models?
Mike Hapgood, RAL.
Ground Segment and Data Products, Gernot Plank, ESA/ESTEC.
Cluster: Highlights and Case for Extension, Andrew Fazakerley, UCL.