Geomagnetic Disturbances – Prediction and Verification
Aging research platforms angled into operational use begs for a systems approach for observational capability and to incorporate the same into operational prediction models. Concept studies for upstream solar wind monitoring and CME observations from L1 as well as off-angle platforms will be discussed. The AMPERE/Iridium system of identifying the ionospheric source current systems which are responsible for geomagnetic induced currents (GICs) will be highlighted. This capability would be vital to understanding the cause and effect.