Sun-Earth Interaction: Auroral Observations from Svalbard Islands with “ITACA”, ITalian All-sky-Camera for Auroral observations

Updated 2005-03-14

Observation of the high latitude auroral activity, during the winter season, by means of automatic all-sky camera(s). Study of the high-latitude auroral activity, focusing on the so-called “dayside auroras”: a particular phenomenon concerning the direct precipitation of the thermalised solar wind plasma through the geomagnetic cusps, favourably observable from the Svalbard. The analysis of the data, mainly devoted to the “dayside auroras”, will concern the comparison of the optical images obtained from both the station of Ny-Alesund and the new one of Daneborg (Greenland) with the data collected by Wind, ACE, DSMP, Polar, and Cluster satellites. Starting from the 2002 season, the joint auroral observations from Ny-Alesund and Daneborg allows the monitoring of a relevant area involved in the “dayside aurora” phenomena.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1999 - 2010
Data collection
2000 - 2004
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Stefano MASSETTI
Address
Interplanetary Space Physics Institute IFSI - INAF via Fosso del Cavaliere 100 I-00133 Roma - Italy
Phone
+39 6 49934386
Fax
+39 6 49934383
Email
ti.rnc.mr.isfi@ittessam.onafets

Parameters and Media

Not specified

Geography

Regions studied
Dirigibile Italia, Ny-Ålesund
Greenland

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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