The broad and fundamental objective of the Birkeland Centre for Space Science is to understand: How is Earth coupled to Space?
Photo by Jone Peter Reistad.
We have identified four sub‐questions where we will focus our efforts:
- 1) Asymmetric Geospace: When and why is the aurora in the two hemispheres asymmetric?
- 2) Dynamic Ionosphere: How do we get beyond the static large scale picture of the ionosphere?
- 3) Particle Precipitation: What are the effects of particle precipitation on the atmospheric system?
- 4) Gamma-ray flashes: What is the role of energetic particles from thunderstorms in geospace?
How is Earth coupled to space?