The second scientific campaign planned for the interagency investigation of solar-terrestrial physics is entitled Boundaries in Collisionless Plasma. This first stage of the campaign began in mid 1997 using operative IACG spacecraft (Geotail, Wind, Interball, Polar). With the launch of the ESA Cluster spacecraft in 2001 the second stage of the campaign will begin.

Data Sources:

Coordinated Data Analysis
Web-ISTP Key Parameters

Make your own plots of WIND, Geotail, Polar, Interball, IMP 8 and others
ACE Browse Data
Measurements at the forward Lagrangian point
NSSDC Satellite Situation Center
Locations of spacecraft
POLAR magnetometer data
1-min and 6-sec data, models in various coordinate systems
ISTP Survey Key Parameter Plots
Predefined plots of data from ISTP spacecraft
IACG Homepage


Introductory statements

Progress and planning

Coordinators, information exchange, contacts

Time intervals for operational planning

Candidate intervals and active study periods
We wish to thank Joel Fedder of George Mason University, Steve Slinker of the Naval Research Laboratory, and John Lyon of Dartmouth University who provided the magnetospheric MHD simulation used as logos for the campaign. The simulations show the mass density of plasma and selected magnetic field lines in the noon-midnight meridian under northward, eastward, and southward IMF conditions.