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This is a collection of videos about the CLUSTER II mission, instrumentation, and results, including insight from team members about their own research and the practical applications of the mission science.
Colin Forsyth (MSSL - University College London)
Dr. Colin Forsyth is a researcher in the Space Plasma Group at UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) studying the physics that governs the space environment in the solar system.
- CLUSTER II science objectives and the fluxgate magnetometer instrument [2:08] Nov 2008 DOWNLOAD
- CLUSTER II results and practical applications [2:52] Nov 2008 DOWNLOAD
- Explaining auroral currents and colors [2:29] Nov 2008 DOWNLOAD
- Visualizing auroral substorms [1:34] Nov 2008 DOWNLOAD
Robert Fear (Radio and Space Plasma Group - University of Leicester)
Robert is a researcher in the Radio and Space Plasma Physics Group at the University of Leicester. He works on the interaction process between the solar wind and the Earth's magnetosphere, using data from the European Space Agency's CLUSTER spacecraft.
- What are flux transfer events (FTEs) [3:33] Nov 2008 DOWNLOAD
- Comparing the CLUSTER II and THEMIS missions [0:54] Nov 2008 DOWNLOAD
Claire Foullon (Center for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics - University of Warwick)
Claire Foullon works at the University of Warwick in the Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics, studying wave phenomena and magnetism in astrophysical and space plasma.
Iryna Rozum (MSSL - University College London)
Iryna is a Research Fellow in the Dept of Space and Climate Physics at MSSL. She currently works with in-flight operations of the PEACE instrument onboard the CLUSTER II spacecraft. Research interests include magnetospheric and astrophysical plasmas, all aspects of electron/positron/photon interactions with molecules/atoms/surfaces, and spacecraft operations and instrumentation.
- Kelvin-Helmholtz waves and the magnetosphere [2:14] Nov 2008 DOWNLOAD
- CLUSTER scientists share how they became interested in science [0:54] Nov 2008 DOWNLOAD
This is a collection of introductory educational videos explaining the phenomena and science of magnetic fields and the magnetosphere.
Patricia Reiff (Director - Rice Space Institute)
Patricia H. Reiff is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Rice Space Institute at Rice University. Her research focuses on space plasma physics, mostly in the area of magnetospheric physics.
- What is a magnetic dipole? [2:57] Mar 2010 DOWNLOAD
- How does magnetic field strength vary with distance? [1:39] Mar 2010 DOWNLOAD
- What is the structure of the Earth's magnetic field? [2:31] Mar 2010 DOWNLOAD
- What is the structure of the Earth's magnetosphere? [4:18] Mar 2010 DOWNLOAD
Paul Cassack (Assistant Professor - Theoretical and Computational Plasma Physics - West Virginia University)
Paul Cassak's research interests include magnetic reconnection, nonlinear dynamics, physics of the solar corona, magnetospheric physics, fusion physics, space physics, plasma theory, physics education and outreach.
- What is magnetic reconnection? [1:39] Mar 2010 DOWNLOAD
- How does magnetic reconnection occur at Earth? [1:56] Mar 2010 DOWNLOAD
- How do scientists model magnetic reconnection? [2:15] Mar 2010 DOWNLOAD
- How is energy released during magnetic reconnection? [1:19] Mar 2010 DOWNLOAD
- How do coronal mass ejections (CMEs) affect material in space? [0:58] Mar 2010 DOWNLOAD