THEMIS ASI Ground Station Array

This visualization shows the 20 THEMIS ASI ground station locations. These ground stations will assist the THEMIS satellite constellation in measuring the Aurora Borealis over North America. Each ground station has an all-sky imaging white-light auroral camera and a magnetometer. The ground stations' radial coverage is rendered at 540 km. An artist's conception of an aurora is added to the second part of the visualization for context.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Vassilis Angelopoulos (University of California, Berkeley): Scientist
David G. Sibeck (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Harald Frey (University of California, Berkeley): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
THEMIS/All-Sky Imager (ASI) None

This item is part of this series:
THEMIS Pre-launch

GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Particles >> Aurorae
NASA Science >> Sun

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version