2. Magnetotail Reconnection

STORM will help us understand the response of the magnetotail to various solar wind conditions, in particular, the substorms. STORM distinguishes between magnetotail modes determines occurrence patterns and quantifies the significance of each.

  • FUV and ASI distinguish response modes.
  • MAG and IES determine solar wind occurrence patterns and identify triggers.
STORM takes simultaneous global and fine-scale pictures of the aurora