Evaluating predictions of ICME arrival at Earth and Mars

Thea Vilstrup Falkenberg, A. Taktakishvili, A. Pulkkinen, Susanne Vennerstrøm, D. Odstrcil, D. Brain, G. Delory, D. Mitchell

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Abstract

We present a study of interplanetary coronal mass ejection (ICME) propagation to Earth and Mars. Because of the significant space weather hazard posed by ICMEs, understanding and predicting their arrival and impact at Mars is important for current and future robotic and manned missions to the planet. We compare running ENLILv2.6 with coronal mass ejection (CME) input parameters from both a manual and an automated method. We analyze shock events identified at Mars in Mars Global Surveyor data in 2001 and 2003, when Earth and Mars were separated by
Original languageEnglish
JournalSpace Weather
Volume9
Pages (from-to)1-25
ISSN1542-7390
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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