CEDAR email: IAGA 2017: Scientific results from the Swarm constellation mission (A09)

Claudia Stolle cstolle at gfz-potsdam.de
Mon Jan 23 14:48:22 MST 2017

Dear colleagues,

We solicit your abstracts for session A09 - Scientific results from the 
Swarm constellation mission (DIV I - DIV VI) during the next 
IAPSO-IAMAS-IAGA Joint Assembly from Aug 27 to Sep 1, 2017 in Cape Town, 
South Africa. The session description is provided below and at 

The deadline for abstract submission is March 12, 2017.

Looking forward seeing you in Cape Town.

With kind regards,

Patrick Alken, Ciarán Beggan, Claudia Stolle


*A09: Scientific results from the Swarm constellation mission

*Convenors:* Patrick Alken*, *Ciarán Beggan, Claudia Stolle

Swarm, a constellation mission comprising three identical satellites, 
was launched in November 2013. It has been used to survey the 
geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution to an unprecedented level 
of accuracy, and to investigate the interaction of the geomagnetic and 
electric fields with the Earth system and near-Earth space.

The three Swarm satellites make high-resolution measurements of the 
strength, direction and variation of the magnetic field, complemented by 
precise navigation, accelerometer, plasma and electric field 
measurements. Its constellation configuration has enabled observations 
of the gradients within the geomagnetic field, ionospheric and 
thermospheric parameters, and the gravitational field. Since 2013 the 
two lower satellites flying side-by-side with an initial altitude of 460 
km have decreased in orbital height. The third satellite, at a higher 
altitude, has separated from the lower two in local time by few hours.

This session solicits contributions about recent scientific results from 
the mission in terms of data analysis and Earth science applications 
with a focus on the exploitation of the gradient information and 
diverging local time measurements achieved by the Swarm mission. General 
contributions on results using Swarm data, in combination with other 
satellite missions or ground observations are also very welcome.

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