The STEREO Mission

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Christopher Russell
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 18, 2008 - Science - 646 pages
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C. T. Russell Originally published in the journal Space Science Reviews, Volume 136, Nos 1–4. DOI: 10. 1007/s11214-008-9344-1 Springer Science+Business Media B. V. 2008 The Sun-Earth Connection is now an accepted fact. It has a signi cant impact on our daily lives, and its underpinnings are being pursued vigorously with missions such as the Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory, commonly known as STEREO. This was not always so. It was not until the middle of the nineteenth century that Edward Sabine connected the 11-year geomagnetic cycle with Heinrich Schwabe’s deduction of a like periodicity in the sunspot record. The clincher for many was Richard Carrington’s sighting of a great whi- light are on the Sun, on September 1, 1859, followed by a great geomagnetic storm 18 hours later. But was the Sun-Earth Connection signi cant to terrestrial denizens? Perhaps in 1859 it was not, but a century later it became so. Beginning in the 1930’s, as electrical powergrids grew in size, powercompanies began to realize that they occasionally had power blackouts during periods of intense geomagnetic activity. This correlation did not appear to be suf ciently signi cant to bring to the attention of the public but during the International Geophysical Year (IGY), when geomagnetic activity was being scrutinized intensely, the occurrence of a large North American power blackout during a great magnetic storm was impossible to ignore.
 

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Contents

An Introduction
5
The STEREO Observatory
17
STEREO Space Weather and the Space Weather Beacon
45
Sun Earth Connection Coronal and Heliospheric Investigation SECCHI
67
STEREO IMPACT Investigation Goals Measurements and Data Products Overview
117
The STEREO IMPACT Boom
185
The STEREOIMPACT Magnetic Field Experiment
203
The IMPACT Solar Wind Electron Analyzer SWEA
227
The Solar Electron and Proton Telescope for the STEREO Mission
363
The High Energy Telescope for STEREO
391
The Plasma and Suprathermal Ion Composition PLASTIC Investigation on the STEREO Observatories
437
The Radio and Plasma Wave Investigation on the STEREO Mission
487
The Electric Antennas for the STEREOWAVES Experiment
529
STEREOWaves Goniopolarimetry
549
Theoretical Modeling for the STEREO Mission
564
STEREO Ground Segment Science Operations and Data Archive
605

The STEREO IMPACT Suprathermal Electron STE Instrument
241
The Suprathermal Ion Telescope SIT for the IMPACTSEP Investigation
256
The LowEnergy Telescope LET and SEP Central Electronics for the STEREO Mission
285
The Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory STEREO Education and Outreach EPO Program
627
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