Special Issue in Earth and Planetary Physics (EPP): Modeling and Data Analysis Methods for the SMILE mission
Tianran Sun (Lead Guest Editor), National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hyunju Connor, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, US
Andrey Samsonov, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, UK
This special issue is aimed at recent progress in the modeling and data analysis of the Earth’s magnetospheric soft X-ray emissions and ionospheric ultraviolet emissions, especially in support of the SMILE mission. It will provide systematic analyses on how to observe and study the large scale solar wind - magnetosphere - ionosphere coupling system by innovative remote sensing techniques.
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include the following:
● The estimation or modeling of the Solar Wind Charge eXchange (SWCX) soft X-ray emissions from structures on the Earth’s magnetopause.
● The algorithms to analyze the soft X-ray images of magnetosphere and derive boundary information.
● Data analysis of soft X-ray emission from the astrophysics missions, or the abundance of X-ray source ions in solar wind with solar wind monitors.
● Simulation and observation of aurora and particle precipitation in the ionosphere.
● Joint studies of SMILE mission with ground-based observatory and other space missions.
● Other studies related to the imaging of the solar wind – magnetosphere – ionosphere system, or studies that potentially contribute to the SMILE mission.
● Special issue call for paper: July 20th 2022.
● Submission deadline: December 31st 2022.
● Special issue completed: April 31st 2023.
Your paper will appear online as soon as it is accepted. All accepted papers of special issue will be published in the third issue of 2023.
EPP is an open access journal. EPP’s electronic version is hosted online by the AGU with Wiley. All submitted manuscripts are subject to peer-review before being considered for publication. EPP uses Scholarone’s online submission system. For this special issue, the authors can apply for waivers of publication fees with EPP.