ASIM - an Instrument Suite for the International Space Station

Torsten Neubert (Invited author), B. Crosby (Invited author), T.-Y. Huang (Invited author), M. J. Rycroft (Invited author)

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Abstract

ASIM (Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor) is an instrument suite for studies of severe thunderstorms and their effects on the atmosphere and ionosphere. The instruments are designed to observe transient luminous events (TLEs)—sprites, blue jets and elves—and terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs). The instruments will also observe chemical effects on the atmosphere, cloud properties, aerosol loading and other processes and parameters relevant to climate. ASIM is a payload for the International Space Station developed within the European Space Agency (ESA) Directorate of Human Spaceflight. The main partners of the payload team are from Denmark, Spain, Norway and Poland. More than 80 research groups are in the ASIM science team. ASIM is expected launched in 2013 on a Japanese Heavy Transfer Vehicle (HTV).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference ProceedingsCoupling of Thunderstorms and Lightning Discharges to Near-Earth Space : AIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Publication date2009
Pages8-12
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-0657-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventWorkshop on Coupling of Thunderstorms and Lightning Discharges to Near-Earth Space - Corte, France
Duration: 23 Jun 200827 Jun 2008

Workshop

WorkshopWorkshop on Coupling of Thunderstorms and Lightning Discharges to Near-Earth Space
CountryFrance
CityCorte
Period23/06/200827/06/2008
SeriesA I P Conference Proceedings Series
Volume1118
ISSN0094-243X

Keywords

  • Thunderstorms
  • lightning
  • X-rays
  • gamma-rays
  • energetic electrons
  • atmospheric chemistry
  • aerosols
  • water vapor
  • climate

Cite this

Neubert, T., Crosby, B., Huang, T-Y., & Rycroft, M. J. (2009). ASIM - an Instrument Suite for the International Space Station. In AIP Conference ProceedingsCoupling of Thunderstorms and Lightning Discharges to Near-Earth Space: AIP Conference Proceedings (pp. 8-12). American Institute of Physics. A I P Conference Proceedings Series, Vol.. 1118 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3137718