Earth's Magnetosphere


Magnetic North


The great magnet, the Earth

Unravelling Earth's magnetic field

Bird's eye view of Earth's magnetism

Hidden portals in Earth's magnetic field

Earth’s magnetic field Is 3.5 billion years old 

The exploration of the Earth's magnetosphere

Ironing out the mystery of Earth's magnetic field  

Understanding the magnetosphere better than ever

Geomagnetic jerks finally reproduced and explained

A teacher's introduction to the Earth's magnetosphere

Antarctic lava yields clues to Earth's past magnetic field

Study finds Earth's magnetic field 'simpler than we thought' 

Missing link in metal physics explains Earth's magnetic field

Iron age potters carefully recorded Earth's magnetic field - by accident 

What does Earth's core have in common with salad dressing? Maybe this

The Moon thought to play a major role in maintaining the Earth's magnetosphere

Scientists deepen understanding of the magnetic fields that surround the Earth and other planets


Modeling Earth's ever-shifting magnetism

Origins of the Earth's magnetosphere:

Nickel is crucial for the Earth's magnetic field

Honoring the origins of magetoscopic science

Linking plate tectonics to Earth's magnetosphere:

Magnetic field, convection and tectonics

Magnetism discovered in the Earth's mantle

An older geomagnetic field suggests an early start to plate tectonics

Linking ocean tides to Earth's magnetosphere:

'Breaking waves' perturb Earth's magnetic field

Earth's magnetic ocean tides mapped from space

The impact of ocean tides on Earth's magnetic field    

Making the Northern Indian Ocean a hub of geomagnetic data

Electric currents & plasma within the Magnetosphere:

Two-step energy transfer in Earth's magnetosphere

A comprehensive analysis of multiscale field-aligned currents

Tracing electric currents that flow along Earth's magnetic field

Jets of ionospheric cold plasma discovered at the magnetopause

Observations of discrete harmonics emerging from equatorial noise

Wave-particle interaction allow collision-free energy transfer in space plasma

Explaining how electric currents produce magnetic effects, and how magnets produce electric currents 

Astronomers make real-time 3D movies of plasma tubes following magnetic lines and drifting overhead

Reversal of the Earth's magnetic field:

Magnetic flip

What if Earth's magnetic poles flipped?

The magnetosphere is doing something wierd

Earth's magnetic field is NOT about to reverse

Earth not due for a geomagnetic flip in the near future

A robust proxy for geomagnetic reversal rates in deep time 

Iron-age arsonists' leftovers hint at how Earth's poles may flip

Earth's magnetic field: about to flip or just returning to normal?

Earth's last magnetic field reversal took longer than once thought

Earth's magnetic field flips much more frequently than we thought

Ancient tree with record of Earth's magnetic field reversal in its rings discovered   

Why the Earth's magnetic poles could be about to swap places - and how it would affect us

Fluctuations of the Earth's magntosphere:

Upstream waves

Magnetic pulsations

Kelvin-Helmholz Instability

Earth's inconstant magnetic field

Magnetic storm and aurora website

The geodynamo's unique longetivity

Standing magnetosheric oscillations

Earth's protective bubble hasn't burst 

What did Earth's ancient magnetic field look like?

Monitoring the the Earth's dynamic magnetic field

The herky-jerky weirdness of Earth's magnetic field

ESA Swarm probes weakening of Earth's magnetic field

On permanent and sporadic oscillations of the magnetosphere

Consistency of Earth's magnetic field history surprises scientists

New data helps explain recent fluctuations in the Earth's magnetic field 

European researchers develop a new technique to forecast geomagnetic storms  

Temporal organization of magnetospheric fluctuations unveiled by recurrence patterns in the Dst index

Satellite observations & missions:

Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

Five years of stereoimaging for NASA's TWINS

Do failing satelltes foretell an imminent extinction?

GRAPES-3 indicates a crack in Earth's magnetic shield

NASA's spacecraft discover new magnetic processes in turbulent space

Recent changes of the Earth's core derived from satellite observations of magnetic and gravity fields


SWARM tracks elusive ocean magnetism

SWARM reveals Earth's changing magnetism

Satellite trio to explore the Earth's magnetic field

Third SWARM science meeting: opening session

ESA's SWARM trio on its way to watch over our planet's magnetic shield


CLUSTER reveals Earth's bow shock is remarkably thin

CLUSTER hears the heartbbeat of magnetic reconnection

CLUSTER measures turbulence in Earth's magnetic environment

CLUSTER looks into waves in the magnetosphere's thin boundaries

Understanding Earth: what the CLUSTER mission has taught us so far

Detection of a plasmaspheric wind in the earth's magnetospere by the CLUSTER spacecraft

Magnetic reconnection:   

The science of magnetic reconnection

Flares in the universe can now be studied on Earth

Wobbly magnetic reconnection speeds up electrons

Decithering electron signatures in Earth's magnetic tail

Satellites reveal the microphysics of magnetic reconnection

Scientists take key step toward solving a major astrophysical mystery 

Origin of particle acceleration in cusps of Earth's magnetosphere uncovered

Interaction of Earth's magnetosphere with the solar wind:

The curious case of Earth's leaking atmosphere

The magnetosphere has a large intake of solar wind energy

'Electron Wings' can interfere with spacecraft measurements

Earth's magnetic field booms like a drum, but no one can hear it