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Swedish Space Plasma Meeting 2023   IRF at ÅngströmLaboratory
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SSP 2023

Swedish Space Plasma Meeting

took place on
March 13-14, 2023, with 56 registered participants. For reference the latest announcement and near -final programme is:

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Uppsala is happy to invite you all for the SSP 2023 meeting, March 13-14, 2023. The SSP is an opportunity for researchers and students in the field of space plasma to meet and present and discuss results. The meeting is open to all and there is no registration fee. The programme will be similar as in the previous SSPs, especially 2022 in Umeå. This announcement includes a first preliminary detailed programme. To register please fill out this form.

This year the SSP meeting precedes the SRS meeting on
March 14-15, 2023. Participation in both is of course possible, but separate registrations are then needed. For questions please contact Stephan Buchert <>.

Venue and Transport

The venue was the lecture hall 11137 of the Ångström Laboratory of the Uppsala University, in the "old library". The Ångström buildings are located about 2.5 km from central Uppsala, and can be reached by public bus, several lines, 4, 12, ..., bicycle, e-scooter, or on foot, especially when the weather is nice.


The talks were ~10 min or ~4 min (thunder).  Also posters could be displayed. An outline of the programme with approximate timings is

  • March 13, Monday, 13.00-13.45, Overviews (~10 min):
    • 13.00-13.05: Practicalities (Stephan)
    • 13.05-13.15: Yuri Khotyaintsev:  IRF SPP, Overview of activities
    • 13.15-13.25: Andris Vaivads: KTH, Overview...
    • 13.25-13.35: Tünde Fülöp, Chalmers, Overview...
    • 13.35-13.45: Maria Hamrin, Umeå Universitet, Overview...
    • 13.45-13.55: Stas Barabash, IRF SSPT, Overview...
  • 13.55-15.39, Science Talks (~10 min)
    • 13.55-14.05: Mats Holmström, Estimating ion escape at Mars
    • 14.05-14.15: Yoshifumi Futaana, Space plasma physics at the Moon surface
    • 14.15-14.25: Niklas Edberg, Looking forward to Comet Interceptor's measurement of a cometary plasma environment
    • 14.25-14.35: Anja Moeslinger et al., E-fields at a low-activity comet derived from cometary ion velocity distributions
    • 14.35-14.45: Joshua Dreyer et al., Studying correlation between electron and light ion densities in Saturn's ionosphere to address open questions
  • 14.45-15.15: Coffee break, Posters
    • 15.15-15.25 Ida Svenningsson et al., Classifying the Earth’s magnetosheath using local measurements from MMS
  • 15.30-16.34: Thunders (~4 min)
    • 15.30-15.34: Erik Vigren, Ion chemistry in Mars' ionosphere
    • 15.34-15.38: Sara Nesbit-Östman, Asymmetry of the Martian bow shock with respect to the convection electric field
    • 15.42-15.46: Sushen Joshi, The Hydrogen Upper Atmosphere of Uranus Seen Through Lyman Alpha Observations
    • 15.46-15.50: Judit Pérez-Coll Jiménez et al., Analysis of multi-point Probe Measurement obtained by SPIDER-2 Sounding Rocket in the Auroral E-region during a Pulsating Aurora Event
    • 15.50-15.54: Sabrina Tigik, "Large amplitude lower hybrid waves in the magnetosheath"
    • 15.54-15.58: Martin Lindberg and Savvas Raptis, Electron Acceleration at Foreshock Structures
    • 16.02-16.06: Maria Hamrin, Space weather disturbances also important at non-stormy times: Occurrence of dB/dt spikes during three solar cycles
    • 16.10-16.14: Simon Thor, Anita Kullen et al., "Interhemispheric Conjugacy of Transpolar Arcs Bx dependence"
    • 16.14-16.18: Henriette Trollvik, Morphology of magnetic holes - Coordinate transformation
    • 16.18-16.22: Mats André, Cluster: More than twenty years of space plasma data
    • 16.22-16.26: Stefan Eriksson, Solar wind, tbd
    • 16.26-16.30: Luca Sorriso-Valvo, Radial evolution of turbulence in the heliosphere
    • 16.30-16.34: Emilya Yordanova, Observation of plasma heating by turbulence in the solar wind
  • 16.34-17.10+: Posters, thereafter optional dinners and Uppsala nightlife in smaller groups
  • March 14, Tuesday, 08.40-11.30 Science Talks (~10 min), Splinters:
    • 08.40-08.50: Elisabeth Werner et al., Solar Orbiter observations of whistler waves in magnetic clouds
    • 08.50-09.00: Jordi Boldu, Langmuir waves associated with magnetic holes in the solar wind
    • 09.00-09.10: Ahmad Lalti, Statistical analysis of electron heating at quasi-perpendicular shocks
    • 09.10-09.20: Eva Krämer et al., Waves in magnetosheath jets - Making use of MMS burst mode data
    • 09.20-09.30: Louis Richard, Fast Ion Isotropization by Current Sheet Scattering in Magnetic Reconnection Jets
    • 09.30-09.40: Tomas Karlsson, Short Large Amplitude Magnetic Field Structures (SLAMS) at Mercury
    • 09.40-09.50: Herbert Gunell et al., Magnetosheath jets at Mars
    • 09.50-10.00: Nickolay Ivchenko, Enlotis - ESA and NASA working on LTI science mission
  • 10.00-10.30: Coffee break, Posters
    • 10.30-~11.30: Splinters:
      • Wave phenomena in space plasmas
      • Dayside stuff
  • thereafter lunch and SRS 1st day

List of Posters

  • Cecilie Holmen, Mattias Wang, Maria Chloi, Simon Thor and Anita Kullen, Division of Space and Plasma Physics, KTH, The dependence of cusp aurora appearing at the dayside tip of polar arcs on IMF and dipole tilt
  • Judit Pérez-Coll Jiménez et al., Analysis of multi-point Probe Measurement obtained by SPIDER-2 Sounding Rocket in the Auroral E-region during a Pulsating Aurora Event
  • Sebastián Rojas Mata, Gabriella Stenberg Wieser, Yoshifumi Futaana, IRF Kiruna, Exploring Plasma Asymmetries in Venus' Magnetosheath
  • Joshua Dreyer, IRF; Erik Vigren, IRF; Fredrik L. Johansson, ESTEC; J. Hunter Waite, Waite Science LLC; Utilising light ion measurements to derive mixing ratios of heavier neutral species in Saturn's ionosphere
  • Kim Konstantin, IRF, Titan’s tail structure: multi-instrument study
  • Buchert, S. C., IRF, Joule Heating and the Atmospheric Dynamo
The available space for posters is enough for up to A0 portrait size, but A0 landscape is too wide.
Last updated on March 24, 2023.