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ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Numerical, theoretical, and experimental studies of waves and turbulence in plasmas

The project is directed towards studies of nonlinear wave phenomena and turbulence in space plasmas. The initial goal of the activity should be studies of saturation of plasma instabilities, with emphasis on turbulence in magnetized plasmas. The activity will contain an effort concentrated on stu...

Awarded: NOK 2.0 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2009

Location: Oslo

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Norwegian Participation in the Planck LFI Instrument and Cosmology with the Nordic Optical Telescope: Supplementary application

The European Planck mission will from 2007 map in detail the Cosmic Microwave Background with sensitivity and resolution unreachable by any other planned experiment, making possible answering the most fundamental questions of cosmology. Based on the commi tment to fund Norwegian participation in ...

Awarded: NOK 2.4 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2009

Location: Oslo

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Rosetta Dynamics

Rosetta is an ambitious ESA mission launched towards the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko 2 March 2004. Comets are primordial objects holding clues to the early conditions in the Solar System. The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) is participatin g in the Radio Science Investigation (RSI...

Awarded: NOK 1.6 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2008

Location: Oslo

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Existence and charge state of meteoric smoke particles in the middle atmosphere (Ecoma)

With coordinated in-situ and ground-based measurements we will prove or disprove the existence of meteoric smoke particles in the upper mesosphere, as well as study their height and charge distribution, if they exist. This will be the "background campaign " to determine the presence of such parti...

Awarded: NOK 1.2 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2006

Location: Akershus

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Norwegian Participation in the Solar B satellilte

The Japanese Solar-B mission is the next major space research project in solar physics. Its purpose is to study the coupling between the fine magnetic structure in the photosphere and the dynamic processes occurring in the corona. During the last years No rway, via the Institute of Theoretical As...

Awarded: NOK 2.6 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2009

Location: Oslo

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Solar Atmospheric Modelling

Solar magnetism lies at the root of most solar and heliospheric physics. The intricate structure of the solar field, the activity cycle and the influence of the field on the heliosphere represent major quests of (astro-) physics which bear directly on th e human environment. The sun's magnetic f...

Awarded: NOK 4.0 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2008

Location: Oslo

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Auroral imaging from space to study solar wind - magnetosphere - ionosphere coupling

Based on simultaneous conjugate global imaging from space by IMAGE FUV and Polar VIS Earth camera this project will resolve the following scientific questions: - Determine what controls the conjugacy and non-conjugacy of theta aurora - Determine relative location and intensity of cusp precipita...

Awarded: NOK 0.30 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2007

Location: Vestland

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

BepiColombo: MEFISTO: Mercury Electric In-Situ TOol on Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter

With two orbiters to Mercury: the ESA Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and the JAXA Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO), the BepiColombo mission observes on many sides of the planet, the magnetic field, the magnetosphere, the interior, and the surface of Mercury. The terrestrial planets with int...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2006

Location: Oslo

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Investigation of Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling Using Multi-Spacecraft Data from the Cluster Mission

In the proposed project we will utilize data from the four-spacecraft Cluster mission to investigate the magnetosphere ionosphere coupling through electric currents. Among the still unresolved issues we will address in the project work are: current gener ator mechanisms, current distribution, an...

Awarded: NOK 2.0 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2008

Location: Vestland

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Active remote sensing of the polar middle atmosphere by different lidar experiments in northern Norway

Atmospheric gravity waves have a clear impact on the dynamics of the middle atmosphere. In particular breaking of gravity waves is always accompanied by a negative momentum flux divergence, which essentially is a momentum flux convergence. This leads to an acceleration of the background flo...

Awarded: NOK 0.70 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2007

Location: Akershus

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Probing the Early Universe: a study of the reionization era

The quest to understand the evolution of the Universe is the most central theme in cosmology. The Big Bang model is the most successful description of this evolution and spans all scales from sub-atomic to the present size of the Universe. To begin with the Universe was opaque due to the frequen...

Awarded: NOK 1.8 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Oslo

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Theoretical, experimental and numerical studies of waves and turbulence in space plasmas

The project is directed towards studies of nonlinear wave phenomena and turbulence in space plasmas. One of the goals for the activity is the study of turbulent transport, with emphasis on turbulence in magnetized plasmas. The activity will contain an eff ort concentrated on studies of the turbul...

Awarded: NOK 0.15 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2005

Location: Oslo

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Investigation of the stormtime ring current using cluster and low-altitude NOAA data in conjunction with ENA images from the IMAGE satellite

This will be a joint project between the Space Physics Groupe at University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, and the Space Physics Group of the Space Department of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), USA. Dr. Pontus Brandt at JHU/AP L and professor Finn Søraas at UiB. JHU/A...

Awarded: NOK 64,999

Project Period: 2005-2008

Location: Vestland

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Auroral imaging from space to study solar wind - magnetosphere - ionosphere coupling

Based on simultaneous conjugate global imaging from space by IMAGE FUV and Polar VIS Earth camera this project will resolve the following scientific questions: - Quantitatively determine how the IMF and Earths dipole tilt lead to twisting of the magnetota il, resulting in highly asymmetric conjug...

Awarded: NOK 85,000

Project Period: 2005-2005

Location: Vestland

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

The polar upper atmosphere and beyond. Cooperation with North West Russian

Russia is a potential new member of EISCAT. DoP has a long history of cooperation in ionospheric research with scientists from several institutes in Russia. In this project we want to strengthen this cooperation in theoretical work as well as by performin g experiments on the EISCAT/Heating facil...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2005

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Experimental and theoretical investigations of dust related phenomena in the Earth's upper atmosphere

Processes in the upper atmosphere which involve neutral and charged dust particles, will be investigated experimentally and theoretically. Such are i) the radar PMSE layers occurring between 80 and 90 km height during the summer months, and which is asso ciated with the highest altitude clouds i...

Awarded: NOK 1.3 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Oslo-Berkeley collaboration on CLUSTER-Svalbard data

The U.C. Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) is currently heavily involved in analysis of data from the Cluster ion composition instrument, the electric field instrument and the magnetic field instrument. The University of Oslo Group also cooperated with SSL in hardware and software developm...

Awarded: NOK 90,000

Project Period: 2005-2006

Location: Oslo

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Energetic Electron Precipitation and Neutral Atmosphere Temperature Effects - using ALOMAR and correlated observations

Even after 40 years of studies of the Earth’s magnetosphere and its interaction with the ionosphere, there is still a significant scientific interest in energetic (>10 keV) electron precipitation. This includes better knowledge of the physical parameters that are influenced by the energetic elect...

Awarded: NOK 1.8 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Akershus

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Norwegian Participation in the Planck LFI Instrument and Cosmology with the Nordic Optical Telescope

The European Planck mission will from 2007 map in detail the Cosmic Microwave Background with sensitivity and resolution unreachable by any other planned experiment, making possible answering fundamental questions of cosmology such as: What is the precise age of the Universe? How will it end? Wh...

Awarded: NOK 2.9 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Oslo

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Cluster Multi-Spacecraft Analysis of Boundary Layers

We aim to focus on Cluster's multi-spacecraft capabilities to get a better understanding of the physics of boundary layers. Partly based on existing informal cooperation between the Norwegian Cluster groups and the applicants current involvement ion the development of new multi-spacecraft meth...

Awarded: NOK 0.45 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Vestland

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Geomagnetic storms, and the identification of source and loss processes of ring current particles

This is a study of the geomagnetic storm with focus on the ring current. The aim is to identify the source and loss processes for the ring current particles. In order to perform this investigation a multi-observational approach will be used where the Clus ter satellites together with the NOAA sat...

Awarded: NOK 1.8 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Vestland

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Magnetic activity of solar-type stars as an observational basis for theories of stellar dynamos

The study of magnetic activity in solar-type stars in imperative for understanding stellar dynamos and ultimately the solar dynamo and evolution. The Doppler imaging technique has been used extensively over the past two decades and provided important new knowlwdge of cool spots on solar-type star...

Awarded: NOK 0.87 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2006

Location: Ukjent Fylke

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Anomalous transport phenomena in turbulent geospace and laboratory plasma.

The project is an interdisciplinary effort to comprehend "strange" kinetic processes in turbulent plasmas in connection with topological features of the underlying self-organized quasi-stationary state. In collaboration with mathematicians at the Universi ty of Tromsø, we intend to bring together...

Awarded: NOK 0.23 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2006

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Dr.scient prosjekt: "Waves and the Magnetic Canopy: Reflection, refraction, and mode conversion"

This project aims to carry out numerical simulations of wave propagation in two- and three-dimensional stratified magneto-atmospheres that are representative of the solar photosphere, chromosphere, transition region and corona. Of particular interest is e valuating the conditions that are require...

Awarded: NOK 1.8 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2006

Location: Oslo

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Cluster II: Research Iniatives by Norwegian Groups

Cluster science in the participating Norwegian groups is centered around studies of processes in the magnetospheric cusp and on studies of substorms and storms. The four spacecraft configuration is particularly well suited for these studies. FFI is involved with two experiments on Cluster II, one...

Awarded: NOK 2.1 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2006

Location: Vestland

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

The polar upper atmosphere and beyond. Studies based on advanced radar technology, satellite data, and signal processing.

This project concerns the use of the EISCAT radar facilitites, and other ground based research facilitites, in northern Norway and on Svalbard as well as the CLUSTER II satellites in studies of the upper and middle polar atmosphere. With emphasis is on lo cal ionospheric irregularities using nove...

Awarded: NOK 3.4 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2006

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Effects of energetic electron precipitation on the upper atmosphere

The main objective of this project is to study the effects of the electron precipitation on the upper atmosphere, such as changes in the chemical composition with focus on changes in the NO concentration, NO plays a crucial role in the lower thermosphere and in the upper mesosphere, and can destr...

Awarded: NOK 2.1 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2006

Location: Vestland

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Weak Gravitational Lensing, Dark Matter and the Cosmic Microwave Background.

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Awarded: NOK 1.3 mill.

Project Period: 2003-2005

Location: Oslo

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Improved transport equations for fully ionized gases

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Awarded: NOK 1.8 mill.

Project Period: 2003-2006

Location: Oslo

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Cluster II: Research Initiatives by Norwegian Groups

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Awarded: NOK 0.70 mill.

Project Period: 2003-2004

Location: Vestland