Research

Our research focuses on Solar-Terrestrial relations and the science behind space weather phenomena.

Solar-Terrestrial science deals with physics that start from active processes on the Sun causing disturbances in the solar wind passing through the interplanetary space and impacting the space environment around the Earth and the ionized upper atmosphere.

Space weather is a general terms used to describe the impact on technological systems and humans on ground, in the atmosphere, and in space, extending also to long-term presence at the space station, and in the future on Moon and perhaps Mars.

The research utilizes satellite and ground-based observations as well as the University of Michigan Space Weather Modeling Framework (SWMF), which is a set of models that can be coupled in a variety of ways to study the plasma-physical processes in the solar system and in the geospace specifically.

Sun-Earth coupling
Image credit NASA