Imperial College Space and Atmospheric Physics

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Our scientific interests in the Earth's magnetosphere are centred around the exploitation of magnetic field data from space missions.

Currently, we are taking part in the analysis of the magnetic field observations made by the German Equator-S spacecraft, in particular the observations made near the crossings of the magnetopause. This research work, at Imperial College, is carried out by Malcolm Dunlop and Elizabeth Lucek who are investigating the magnetopause crossings and the s pecial magnetic field and plasma structures called mirror mode waves which are found in the magnetosheath, near magnetopause crossings under certain conditions.

We are also preparing (again) for the launch of the Cluster mission in 2000. This mission is expected to provide an unprecedented opportunity to study magnetospheric boundaries and processes, using the four-point measurements on Cluster.


The magnetosphere: a schematic view


A recent result from Equator-S

This figure shows orbits of the Equator-S spacecraft on which mirror-mode waves were detected. The solid lines show the periods near apogee which cover the intervals containing the mirror-mode structures; the square symbols show the positions of the magnetopause crossings on these orbits. This work has been submitted for publication by Malcolm Dunlop and Elizabeth Lucek.

Note: This page is still under construction


Recent Publications:


  • For further information, go to Cluster


  • André Balogh 12 January 1998.