The Space Weather Group, headed by Professor R.L. McPherron, is concerned with phenomena arising from the interaction of the solar wind with the earth's magnetic field. These include ultra low frequency (ULF) waves, magnetospheric substorms and magnetic storms. The group utilizes data acquired by past and present space missions as well as ground observatories to establish the morphology of these phenomena and to identify the physical processes that cause them.
The group is also concerned with the practical applications of these studies to the fields of scientific data management, geophysical exploration, and space weather forecasting. The Space Weather Group shares personnel with the Planetary Plasma Physics Group and interacts closely with them.
Last Updated: September 26, 1997