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Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) - SciSpacE

Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM)

Atmospheric Physics, Physics of the Upper atmosphere, coordination of science related to the ASIM mission:

  1. High-energy thunderstorm processes
    • How are photons created with energies up to 100 MeV?
    • What is the proficiency of thunderstorm discharges in creating antimatter?
    • What makes thunderstorms discharge in gigantic lightning flashes reaching the ionosphere?
  2. Atmospheric science
    • How do thunderstorms affect the stratosphere and thereby the climate?
    • Can we predict severe storm intensification from lightning activity?
    • To what extent is thunderstorm electrical activity affected by dust particles? Atmosphere-space interactions
    • Quantify energetic particle precipitation and its relation to auroral and to solar conditions
    • Origin of meteors
    • How large is the thunderstorm source of high-energy electrons in the mesosphere?