Nowcasting of the plasmapause location

The nowcasting of the plasmapause location is rebuilt every hour and is using:

  • the plasmapause location model developed by V. Pierrard (BIRA-IASB)
    (access model)
  • the IRF KP forecast

The location of the plasmapause is obtained using the convection electric field model E5D and the associated magnetic field M2, assuming corotation and plasmapause formation by the quasi-interchange instability mechanism.

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