Magnetism and Applications 2023
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Magnetism & Applications
is a course about naturally occurring magnetic fields. During the
course the students will learn about the geomagnetic field, solar
magnetism, and magnetic disturbances within the solar wind, as well as
how to measure and monitor them.
the course, the students will complete a scientific project regarding a
magnetic phenomenon of their choice, writing a report about the
project, and giving a presentation (in the form of a talk or a poster;
to-be-decided) at the conclusion of the course. There is possibly an
excursion to Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory if this fits the course
The student is aware of the basics of magnetism in different parts of
the heliosphere including geomagnetism, solar magnetism, interplanetary
magnetic field and magnetic disturbances carried by the solar wind.
The student is able to use magnetometer for measuring the strength of the Earth´s magnetic field, understand the basics of the data calibration and homogenization.
The student understands the basics of the magnetometer and how they are used for orienting CubeSats and larger satellites as well as used for navigation and scientific analysis.
The student is able to handle the time series on magnetic field for over days, months and decades by the basic programming tools, and is able to proceed basic statistical analysis.
- Basics of geomagnetism
- Basics of solar and solar wind magnetism
- Field-work on magnetic field measurements
- Basics of magnetometers on ground, on-board small and large satellites
- Hands-on-data exercises on time series data analysis
Exercises include the project, the project report, and presenting its results.