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The 'Big Picture' View of the Plasmapause and Ionospheric Electron Content - April 2001

This visualization presents a wide-angle overview of the plasmapause-Earth system. Electron content data is mapped to the sphere of the Earth. As the space storm progresses, the structure of the plasmapause becomes distorted but is still constrained by the structure of the Earth's dipolar magnetic field.


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Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Jerald Goldstein (SwRI): Scientist
Anthea J. Coster (MIT/Haystack): Scientist
Marlene Colerico (MIT/Haystack): Scientist
Robert Robinson (NSF): Scientist
Geoff Crowley (SwRI): Scientist
John Foster (MIT/Haystack): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Science Paper:
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 110, A09S31, doi:10.1029/2004JA010928, 2005

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Data Used:
NAVSTAR/World-wide GPS Receiver Network/Total Electron Content (TEC)
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

Dates of Data Used:
2001/04/11T14:59:00Z - 2001/04/12T01:03:00Z

This item is part of this series:
Space Weather Cold Fronts

SVS >> Electron Fluxes
SVS >> Plasmasphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Particles
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Particles >> Electron Flux
GCMD >> Location >> Ionosphere
SVS >> Plasmapause
SVS >> Space Weather
NASA Science >> Earth
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