Japan-India joint research project on international promotion of geomagnetic field data distribution and elucidation of space physics phenomenon

Project Gist

Japan-India joint research project on space weather

Keywords

Space Weather, Geomagnetic Field Variations, Magnetic Storm, Substorm, Geomagnetic Index

Background, Purpose, and Project Achievements

As a member of the World Data Centers, established under the International Council of Scientific Unions, both Data Analysis Center for Geomagnetism and Space Magnetism, Kyoto University and Indian institute of Geomagnetism have been maintaining expertise and technology for managing and utilizing geomagnetic data. There is much development and modernization in geomagnetic recording system operated at 11 geomagnetic observatories in India, resulting in geomagnetic field data with better quality and higher time resolution. Both data centers performed a joint research project to strengthen collaboration between them. One of main purposes of this joint project is to transfer geomagnetic field data in real-time from India to Kyoto University, which will be used in space weather study and be publicized to international research community as well as to general public.

Future Prospects

During the project, both data centers concluded Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding cooperation in Geomagnetism. The MOU will make the data centers promote international collaboration in space weather research. We also envisage proposing international projects with researchers in other Asian countries.

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Signing the MOU between Data Analysis Center for Geomagnetism and Space Magnetism, Kyoto University and Indian institute of Geomagnetism
Signing the MOU between Data Analysis Center for Geomagnetism and Space Magnetism, Kyoto University and Indian institute of Geomagnetism
Lecture at Indian institute of Geomagnetism
Lecture at Indian institute of Geomagnetism
Plot of real-time geomagnetic field data obtained at the Jaipur observatory in India, showing variations during the March 17, 2015 magnetic storm.
Plot of real-time geomagnetic field data obtained at the Jaipur observatory in India, showing variations during the March 17, 2015 magnetic storm.

Principal Investigator

NOSE Masahito

・NOSE Masahito
・Data Analysis Center for Geomagnetism and Space Magnetism, Graduate School of Science
・Ph.D. received from Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University in 1998. Postdoctoral fellow for 1998-2001 at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Assistant Professor since 2001. Main research interests include geomagnetic variations, pulsations, dynamics of energetic particles in the inner magnetosphere, substorm, and geomagnetic indices.
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