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Magnetospheric Imaging — The Image Prime Mission

  • J. L. Burch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. J. L. Burch
    Pages 1-24
  3. B. R. Sandel, J. Goldstein, D. L. Gallagher, M. Spasojevic
    Pages 25-46
  4. M. B. Moldwin, B. R. Sandel, M. F. Thomsen, R. C. Elphic
    Pages 47-61
  5. Donald G. Mitchell, Pontus C:Son Brandt, Edmond C. Roelof, Douglas C. Hamilton, Kyle C. Retterer, Steven Mende
    Pages 63-75
  6. M.-C. Fok, T. E. Moore, G. R. Wilson, J. D. Perez, X. X. Zhang, P. C:Son Brandt et al.
    Pages 77-103
  7. Janet U. Kozyra, Michael W. Liemohn
    Pages 105-131
  8. C. J. Pollock, P. C:Son-Brandt, J. L. Burch, M. G. Henderson, J.-M. Jahn, D. J. Mccomas et al.
    Pages 155-182
  9. J. L. Green, B. W. Reinisch
    Pages 183-210
  10. S. B. Mende, H. U. Frey, T. J. Immel, J.-C. Gerard, B. Hubert, S. A. Fuselier
    Pages 211-254
  11. H. U. Frey, S. B. Mende, T. J. Immel, J.-C. Gérard, B. Hubert, S. Habraken et al.
    Pages 255-283
  12. S. A. Fuselier, S. B. Mende, T. E. Moore, H. U. Frey, S. M. Petrinec, E. S. Claflin et al.
    Pages 285-312
  13. J. Berchem, S. A. Fuselier, S. Petrinec, H. U. Frey, J. L. Burch
    Pages 313-349
  14. T. E. Moore, M. R. Collier, M.-C. Fok, S. A. Fuselier, H. Khan, W. Lennartsson et al.
    Pages 351-371

About this book


The Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) is a NASA Explorer mission that is the first space mission dedicated to imaging of the Earth's magnetosphere. IMAGE was launched from Vandenberg AFB into an elliptical polar orbit by a Delta II launch vehicle on March 25, 2000. The two-year prime sci­ entific mission of IMAGE began on May 25, 2000 after instrument commissioning was successfully completed. IMAGE has now been approved for operation until October 1,2005, and an additional two-year extension is now being considered by NASA. The papers in this volume represent many of the scientific results obtained dur­ ing the IMAGE prime mission and include some of the early correlative research with ground-based measurements, measurements from other spacecraft such as Cluster II, and relevant theory and modeling programs. All of the reported work is related to the overall IMAGE science objective: How does the magnetosphere respond globally to the changing conditions in the solar wind? IMAGE addresses this question with multi-spectral imaging of most of the important plasma pop­ ulations of the inner magnetosphere, combined with radio sounding of gradients of total plasma content. The new experimental techniques fall into the following areas: neutral atom imaging (NAI) over an energy range from 10 eV to 500 keY for detection of ionospheric outflow, the plasma sheet, and the ring current; far ultraviolet (FUV) imaging at 121-190 nm for detection of precipitating protons and the global aurora; extreme ultraviolet (EUV) imaging at 30.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. L. Burch
    • 1
  1. 1.Southwest Research InstituteSan AntonioUSA

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