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Blue Flashes as Counterparts to Narrow Bipolar Events: The Optical Signal of Shallow In-Cloud Discharges
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2021/7

Simultaneous Observations of EIP, TGF, Elve, and Optical Lightning
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2021/6

Constraining Spectral Models of a Terrestrial Gamma- Ray Flash From a Terrestrial Electron Beam Observation by the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor
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2021/5

Blue Optical Observations of Narrow Bipolar Events by ASIM Suggest Corona Streamer Activity in Thunderstorms
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2020/7

Spectral Observations of Optical Emissions Associated With Terrestrial Gamma‐Ray Flashes
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2021/2

A simultaneous observation of lightning by ASIM, Colombia‐Lightning Mapping Array, GLM and ISS‐LIS
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2021/2

Observation of the onset of a blue jet into the stratosphere
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2021/1

Modeling lightning observations from space-based platforms (CloudScat.jl 1.0)
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2020/11

Comparison of High‐Speed Optical Observations of a Lightning Flash From Space and the Ground
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2020/10

The Emission of Terrestrial Gamma Ray Flashes From Encountering Streamer Coronae Associated to the Breakdown of Lightning Leaders
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2020/10

Three Years of the Lightning Imaging Sensor Onboard the International Space Station: Expanded Global Coverage and Enhanced Applications
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American Geophysical Union
2020/8

Spectroscopic Diagnostic of Halos and Elves Detected From Space‐Based Photometers
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2018/11

A terrestrial gamma-ray flash and ionospheric ultraviolet emissions powered by lightning
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AAAS
2020/1

The First Terrestrial Electron Beam Observed by the Atmosphere‐Space Interactions Monitor
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AGU
2019/12

First ten months of TGF observations by ASIM
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AGU
2019/12

Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, Instrument and First Results
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IEEE
2019/11

The Modular Multispectral Imaging Array (MMIA) of the ASIM Payload on the International Space Station
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2019/6

The ASIM Mission on the International Space Station
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2019/3

The Modular X- and Gamma-Ray Sensor (MXGS) of the ASIM Payload on the International Space Station
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2019/2

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ASIM Science Data Centre

The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) is an observatory on the International Space Station (ISS) that measures lightning and bursts of gamma-rays from thunderstorm clouds. The overarching goal is to understand the role of electrified storms in atmospheric dynamics. ASIM is a mission of the European Space Agency ESA’s SciSpace Programme for scientific utilization of the ISS and non-ISS space exploration platforms and space environment analogues. It is funded by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science who supported ASIM from the Danish Globalization Fund for Climate Initiatives (2009–2012) via a special contribution to ESA, and by national and ESA funds from, Denmark, Spain, Norway, Italy, Poland and Belgium. The ASIM consortium is formed by Terma A/S, Technical University of Denmark, University of Bergen, University of Valencia, Polish Academy of Sciences Space Research Center, and OHB Italia. The Technical University of Denmark is leading the scientific advisory board to ESA and Terma A/S is the prime contractor under ESA for the payload development. Initial phases started in 2004 to 2009, and development started in 2010. ASIM was launched April 2nd, 2018, with CRS-14 Falcon-9/Dragon by SpaceX. The budget of ASIM is 35-40 MEUR. ASIM science data center (ASDC) is processing and distributing the ASIM data. More about ASDC


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University Bergen, BCSS

University of Valencia

DTU Space uses space as a base for research and technology development in order to learn more about the Universe and Earth, to study climate and environment on Earth and create results and technologies that benefit society.

Birkeland Centre for Space Science (BCSS) is a Centre of Excellence (CoE) at the University of Bergen (UiB), that also includes scientists from NTNU and UNIS. The objective of BCSS is to understand how Earth is coupled to space.

Our university, founded over five centuries ago by the Juries of Valencia, has become a modern, public university that teaches all areas of knowledge: social, economic and legal sciences, experimental sciences, engineering, health sciences, educational sciences and the humanities.

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ASIM in the media

Media page of the Birkeland Centre for Space Science, with links to international stories about ASIM and the research results coming out of the ASIM/ASDC project
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Fri 05 Feb 2021, 10:17

AGU/EOS spotlight: Observations from Space and Ground Reveal Clues About Lightning

The American Geophysical Union journal EOS (Earth and Space Science) News has chosen an ASIM paper by Østgaard et al. as a research spotlight for June 2021. The spotlight focusses on the ASIM work that demonstrates how TGFs are triggered by lightning leaders: "In a coordinated monitoring effort, scientists have uncovered the timing and triggering of high-energy lightning events in the sky."
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Thu 17 Jun 2021, 15:23

ASIM i Forskerzonen

Artikel på videnskab.dk s forskningsside, Forskerzonen, om ASIM missionen: Gå i Andreas Mogensens fodspor på jagt efter mystiske kæmpelyn
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Mon 19 Apr 2021, 15:31

ESA: How space science is combating climate change

ESA web article on ASIM's link to climate change research
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Mon 19 Apr 2021, 15:25

NASA releases video about LIS and ASIM on ISS

NASA has made a short video about how LIS and ASIM on the ISS work together to study lightning above and below the clouds
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Mon 12 Apr 2021, 09:58

Jets bleus et elfes : des chercheurs découvrent l’origine de mystérieux phénomènes lumineux

Les années lumière avec Sophie-Andrée Blondin: Radio segment from Radio Canada about ASIM, ELVEs and other TLEs. Part of their series 'Light Years' with Sophie-Andrée Blondin. In French.
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Mon 15 Feb 2021, 18:27

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