Picture of the Month
New installation of an auroral imager and electromagnetic wave receivers at Husafell, Iceland
The PWING Project has been started this fiscal year to understand longitudinal distribution of plasma dynamics in the inner magnetosphere, and install auroral imagers and electromagnetic wave receivers at 8 field stations at about 60 degree magnetic latitudes around the north pole. This network observation will make coordinated measurements with the ERG (Arase) satellite launched by ISAS/JAXA on December 20, 2016. Since last December to this March, these instruments has been and will be installed at Canada, Alaska, Iceland, Finland, and Russia.
photo: Auroral photos obtained at Husafell, Iceland at 0456-0459UT on March 21, 2017. This observation has been made in collaboration with the National Institute of Polar Research and the University of Iceland.