STAFF: Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Field Fluctuation experiment
Principal Investigator: Patrick Canu, Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique /UPMC, Plaiseau, France
A magnetometer on the end of a five metre long boom looks at waves (rapid variations in the magnetic fields), particularly in regions where the charged particles of the solar wind interact with the magnetosphere. Low frequency data are analysed on the ground, while the electric and magnetic components of the higher frequency waves are processed on board. One of the five complementary experiments which form the Wave Experiment Consortium.