Research Highlights of the Indian Contributions to Geomagnetism and Aeronomy in the 21st Century

  • A Manglik
Keywords: Geomagnetism; Aeronomy; IAGA; IUGG


Study of the Earth’s magnetism is one of the oldest disciplines of geosciences whose history dates back to several centuries. The field has played a vital role in fostering formal international cooperation as back in time as more than two centuries. India has been a part of this endeavor and started geomagnetic observations almost at the same time as anywhere else in the world. IAGA, the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, one of the eight Associations of the IUGG, is dedicated to the promotion of international research cooperation in the field of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy covering very diverse disciplines, from the magnetism of the Sun and other planetary bodies, solar winds, magnetosphere and upper Atmosphere, to the Earth’s internal structure and processes. A significant amount of research work in these fields has been carried out by Indian researchers in the 21st Century, a majority of which has been reported in various Indian National Reports to the IUGG. This article provides a glimpse of some of these studies carried out by Indian researchers in the last
one decade in field of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy. It is not an exhaustive review of all the work done during this period but a window to the topics covered within the framework of IAGA.


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