Articles | Volume 35, issue 1
Regular paper
30 Jan 2017
Regular paper |  | 30 Jan 2017

Understanding the variability of magnetic storms caused by ICMEs

Remi Benacquista, Sandrine Rochel, and Guy Rolland

Data sets

Quicklook data of aa and am ISGI

OMNI data Nasa

Short summary
The Earth's magnetic field creates a magnetic bulk all around it called the magnetosphere. This bulk a priori protects us from the particles coming from the sun but sometimes undergoes violent events such as interplanetary coronal mass ejections. These cause the entry of particles into the magnetosphere, which can be harmful for satellites. In this paper, we performed a statistical study to characterize the interplanetary coronal mass ejections and their ability to disturb the magnetosphere.