New Plasmas Working Group formed


  • D.M. Klumper


During the 19th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) in Vancouver, Canada, August 1987, it was decided that the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) Division III (Magnetospheric Phenomena) Working Group on Composition of Hot Magnetospheric Plasma had served its intended primary purpose of promoting in situ ion composition measurements in the magnetosphere. Ion composition spectrometers are now routinely being included in space plasma satellite missions, and the importance of ion composition and its spatial and temporal variability in the magnetosphere is now widely recognized.