ITM Recovery

The Ionosphere – Theremosphere – Magnetosphere coupling during Storm and Substorm Recovery Phases -project (PI Tuija Pulkkinen) is a collaboration within CLaSP with Professor Mike Liemohn and Professor Shasha Zou. The project focuses on processes during substorm and storm recovery phases, especially addressing why and how geomagnetic activity subsides. The project also addresses the effects of Subauroral Polarization Streams (SAPS) on the electrodynamics at the interface between the hot and cold particle populations in the inner magnetosphere as well as the conjugate ionosphere and thermosphere.

The research employs the Space Weather Modeling Framework (SWMF) Geospace model especially focusing on the newly implemented two-way coupling with the Global Ionosphere-Thermosphere Model (GITM) .

The ITM-Recovery project relates to the following research themes in our group: