Storms and Substorms RAS meeting (08 February 2019)

July 26, 2018, from Jasmine Sandhu

We would like to draw your attention to an upcoming RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting: “The Global Response of the Terrestrial Magnetosphere During Storms and Substorms” on 08 February 2019 at the RAS, Burlington House. We are also pleased to announce that this meeting will include keynote talks from Mona Kessel (NASA/GSFC) and Elena Kronberg (Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research).

We invite you to submit an abstract via The deadline for abstract submission is 07 December 2018.

For further details please see

Meeting description:
The magnetosphere is a highly variable environment, and the occurrence of storms and substorms result in the dramatic reconfiguration and redistribution of energy within the system. Understanding the conditions under which these events take place, the response of the magnetosphere, and the causes of the high variability observed is an area of active research.

This meeting aims to further our understanding of how internal and external factors combine to shape the global structure of the magnetosphere and the plasma stored therein during active times. We aim to integrate our collective knowledge of global changes in the magnetic field structure and of plasma behaviour across a wide range of energies, from cold plasmaspheric plasma through to the high energy populations in the plasma sheet, ring current, and outer radiation belt. In addition to bringing together observations from throughout the magnetosphere and ionosphere (e.g., Van Allen, Cluster, and the SuperDARN network), new modelling and simulation results will also provide insight into the response of the terrestrial magnetosphere to a wide range of geomagnetic activity.

Many thanks,

Jasmine Sandhu (MSSL, UCL)
Hayley Allison (BAS/University of Cambridge)
Maria-Theresia Walach (Lancaster University)
Clare Watt (University of Reading)