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The Norwegian IPY-ICESTAR program is part of the IPY ID63: "Heliosphere Impact on Geospace"


Cover in Nature:

Click here to get to the press release for the Nature paper, 'Asymmetric auroral intensities in the Earth's Northern and Southern hemispheres'.


IPY-ICESTAR Main objectives


An auroral brightening (substorm) seen simultaneously in South and North
1. How various constituents of the magnetosphere-ionosphere system respond to geomagnetic disturbances under different heliospheric conditions. This will be achieved by studying:
  -Interhemispherical studies from space and ground.
  -Middle atmosphere chemistry changes induced by energetic particle precipitation


2. Continous radar measurements by the EISCAT Svalbard Radar throughout the Polar Year.
With the IPY open data policy these data will be freely accessable for the international community and also be used as a main data base for our own scientific studies

3. Public Outreach and Education
  -The Space Suitecase
  -Conference on Space Science for Norwegian journalists



The Svalbard radars respond to a coronal mass ejection (upper right). Large increases of electron densities in the ionosphere (upper left).

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