Magnetic Observations from the Ground and Space: Opportunities and Challenges in the Space Weather Era
Co-organized by ST4
Convener: Paola De Michelis | Co-conveners: Jerome Bouffard, Ioannis A. Daglis, Mioara Mandea
| Attendance Wed, 06 May, 16:15–18:00 (CEST)

The Earth's magnetic field is continuously monitored by a large number of geomagnetic observatories and satellites in low Earth orbit. In the past years, there has been a growing interest in space weather events and in particular in their potential hazard for the activities and infrastructures of a modern, technologically based society. It is on, or just above, the surface of the Earth indeed that several important practical effects of space weather events are realized. Therefore, both ground-based magnetic observatories and magnetic measurements from satellites can play a significant role in the space weather era. They can be used to monitor space weather events, such as magnetic storms, substorms and geomagnetically induced currents, and furthermore they facilitate studies of dynamic solar-terrestrial events and of their interactions.
The aim of this session is to collect new ideas and results on how magnetic field measurements (from geomagnetic observatories and satellites such as CHAMP, Swarm, CSES, ePOP and so on) can improve our knowledge in the space weather domain and on how they can become useful for service providers, users, and critical infrastructure protection administrations.