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Study of solar-interplanetary-geomagnetic disturbances using satellite data and Global Muon Detector Network (GMDN) observations for Space Weather applications

Grant number: 08/08840-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2009
Effective date (End): February 28, 2011
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geophysics
Principal researcher:Alisson Dal Lago
Grantee:Carlos Roberto Braga
Home Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

It is the objective of this project to study solar-interplanetary-geomagnetic disturbances, such as solar and interplanetary coronal mass ejections (CMEs and ICMEs), using satellite data and ground-based cosmic ray observations, in order to improve Space Weather forecasting. Large Angle and Spectroscopic Coronagraph (LASCO) and Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT), aboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) provide initial CME observations for our study. Ground cosmic ray data will be used to remote sense these disturbances in between the Sun and the Earth, together with observations from the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) at the Lagrangean point L1. New cosmic ray data is now available since 2005, after the upgrade of the multi-directional muon telescope (TDM) at the Southern Space Observatory (SSO/CRS/CIE/INPE - MCT), in Sao Martinho da Serra, RS. This upgrade was a joint collaboration between the United States of America, Japan and Brazil. This TDM, together with similar ones in Nagoya (Japan) and Hobart (Australia), constitute the Global Muon Detector Network (GMDN). Combined satellite and GMDN ground cosmic rays observations will improve our knowledge about CME propagation from the Sun to 1 AU.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
KOZAI, M.; MUNAKATA, K.; KATO, C.; KUWABARA, T.; ROCKENBACH, M.; DAL LAGO, A.; SCHUCH, N. J.; BRAGA, C. R.; MENDONCA, R. R. S.; AL JASSAR, H. K.; et al. AVERAGE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF COSMIC RAYS BEHIND THE INTERPLANETARY SHOCK-GLOBAL MUON DETECTOR NETWORK OBSERVATIONS. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 825, n. 2, . (12/05436-9, 13/02712-8, 14/24711-6, 12/20594-0, 08/08840-0, 13/03530-0)
BRAGA, CARLOS ROBERTO; DAL LAGO, ALISSON; STENBORG, GUILLERMO. Pseudo-automatic characterization of the morphological and kinematical properties of coronal mass ejections using a texture-based technique. Advances in Space Research, v. 51, n. 10, p. 1949-1965, . (08/08840-0)
VIEIRA, LUCAS R.; DAL LAGO, ALISSON; RIGOZO, NIVAOR R.; DA SILVA, MARLOS R.; BRAGA, CARLOS R.; PETRY, ADRIANO; SCHUCH, NELSON J.. Near 13.5-day periodicity in Muon Detector data during late 2001 and early 2002. Advances in Space Research, v. 49, n. 11, p. 1615-1622, . (08/08840-0, 09/12869-6)

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