1. Magnetopause Reconnection

Storm will help us understand the nature of the dayside magnetopause better.

  • XRI observes rate/location of magnetopause and cusp erosion.
  • FUV observes rate/location of auroral oval expansions and brightening.
  • MAG and IES provide solar wind input, identify triggers significance from amplitudes of magnetopause, oval, and cusp motion
Simulated View from Above:
Picking out RMPdistance to Magnetopause