IMAGE Meeting 2017 at Adolf Schmidt Observatory Niemegk

Participants of IMAGE meeting 2017 in Niemegk

GFZ's Adolf-Schmidt-Observatory for Geomagnetism in Niemegk hosts this year's meeting of the IMAGE consortium, whose research aims at understanding magnetic field effects in the auroral zone. This contributes to our understanding of space weather. About 20 scientists are expected from Norway, Sweden, Finnland, Denmark, Polen, Japan and Germany.

When: October 11 - 13

Where: Adolf Schmidt Observatory Niemegk




WEDNESDAY, 11 October 2017

11:30-12:00   Coffee, sandwiches, and sausages

12:00   IMAGE status

  • 12:00-12:15 Welcome, Jürgen Matzka (GFZ) and Liisa Juusola (FMI)
  • 12:15-12:45 Overview of IMAGE, Ari Viljanen (FMI)
  • IMAGE instrument status (15 min)
    • 12:45-13:00 TGO magnetometers, Magnar Gullikstad Johnsen
    • 13:00-13:15 SGU magnetometers, Gerhard Schwarz
    • 13:15-13:30 SGO magnetometers, Tero Raita

13:30-13:45   Break

    • 13:45-14:00 WEBEX IRF magnetometers, Masatoshi Yamauchi
    • 14:00-14:15 IGF PAN magnetometers, Jan Reda
    • 14:15-14:30 FMI magnetometers, Tiera Laitinen

14:30-15:00   Coffee

15:00   IMAGE collaboration: science & infrastructures (20 min)

  • 15:00-15:20 The importance of IMAGE data for radiation belt modelling, Reiner Friedel (LANL) invited
  • 15:20-15:40 Coupling of high-latitude activity into low-latitude currents, Hermann Lühr (GFZ) invited
  • 15:40-16:00 Arase, Mariko Teramoto (Nagoya University) invited
  • 16:00-16:20 SuperMAG, Hermann Opgenoorth (IRFU) on behalf of Jesper Gjerloev (JHUAPL) invited

16:20-16:30   Break

  • 16:30-16:50 WEBEX SMILE: A novel and global way to explore solar-terrestrial relationships, Graziella Branduardi-Raymont, (UCL) invited
  • 16:50-17:10 Latest news of G-EPOS (Geophysical laboratory and observatory infrastructure), Eija Tanskanen (Aalto)
  • 17:10-17:30 ReSoLVE CoE results in a nut shell, Eija Tanskanen (Aalto)

(17:30-18:30   Hotel check-in etc.)

18:30   Dinner


THURSDAY, 12 October 2017

09:00   Magnetometer Science (20 min)

  • 09:00-09:20 Magnetic spikes in storms and the need for denser stations with higher time resolution in sub-auroral latitude regions, Hermann Opgenoorth (IRFU)
  • 09:20-09:40 Investigating low and mid-latitude ionospheric currents by magnetic observations from ground and space, Claudia Stolle (GFZ)
  • 09:40-10:00 The geomagnetic observatory Niemegk: recent activities and GFZ global observatory network, Jürgen Matzka (GFZ)
  • 10:00-10:20 Comparison of auroral ionospheric currents derived from IMAGE and Swarm magnetic field measurements, Liisa Juusola (FMI)
  • 10:20-10:40 Seasonal variation of high-latitude geomagnetic activity: solstice versus equinox dominance, Eija Tanskanen (Aalto)
  • 10:40-11:00 Geomagnetic high-frequency fluctuations in 2011-2013: effect of data resolution, Pyry Peitso (Aalto)

11:00-11:20   Coffee

  • 11:20-11:40 Decadal changes of geomagnetic activity in Finland, Tapolina Jha (Aalto)
  • 11:40-12:00 Modulation of Pc5 pulsations by solar wind ULF waves, Reko Hynönen (Aalto)
  • 12:00-12:20 Mesospheric magnetometry by means of laser, and some initial high latitude modelling attempts, Magnar Gullikstad Johnsen (TGO)
  • 12:20-12:40 Studies using SGO pulsation magnetometers, Tero Raita (SGO)
  • 12:40-13:00 WEBEX Variation of geomagnetic responses to the solar wind input in long term, Masatoshi Yamauchi (IRF)

13:00-14:00   Lunch

  • 14:00-14:20 How induction soundings can help in and benefit from research on geomagnetic variations, Anne Neska (IGF PAN)
  • 14:20-14:40 Influence of spatial variations of the geoelectric field on geomagnetically induced currents, Ari Viljanen (FMI)

End of science meeting

15:00-17:00   Collaboration discussion (to be continued on Friday)


FRIDAY, 13 October 2017

09:00-13:00   Collaboration discussion continued

13:00-14:00   Lunch

Ende des Meetings



Profile photo of  Dr. Jürgen Matzka

Dr. Jürgen Matzka

Lindenstr. 7
Building H 1, room 213
14823 Niemegk
tel. +49 33843 624-18