Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence

Observations and models of the Earth's magnetosphere

Responsible person: Johan De Keyser

Overall description
Science-based prediction of the effects of the solar wind on the Earth's magnetosphere requires both visualization of observations and numerical simulation of magnetospheric dynamics based on a physical model.

Long Term Goal
  • Maintain and expand data processing and model visualization tools (MIM software)
  • Develop an operational simulation tool, based on a kinetic approach (go beyond the existing huge but not-so-physical MHD simulations used elsewhere).

Short Term Goal
  • Maintain MIM software and distribution
  • - Simulation proof of principle. Build and demonstrate a (non-operational) simulation for the acceleration region above aurora.