Magnetic Connectivity Tool



Spacecraft : Select a planet/spacecraft to connect magnetically to the Sun

Coronal Magnetic field : Select a coronal model to connect photosphere-upper corona

Interplanetary magnetic field : Select solar wind model to connect upper corona - planet/spacecraft

Propagation mode : elect the type of propagation either instantaneous (EM LAG) or at a constant solar wind plasma speed (SW LAG)

Time & Date : Choose the date you like and then select between 4 different times : 00:00; 06:00, 12:00, 18:00.
You cannot choose a date before 2016-01-01 and past 10 days from current date.

Reliability Test (WL) Assess the reliability of the coronal magnetic reconstruction. Compare the Heliospheric Current Sheet (HCS) produced by the magnetic reconstruction with the Maximum Streamer Beam observed in White Light imagery.


If you're using a SAFARI browser, you need to enter the DATE manually, following this format : YEAR-MONTH-DAY
YEAR is four digits (like 2019), MONTH is two (like 05) and DAY two digits also (like 23)
Here is a full and functionnal example : 2019-05-23

Try different TIME for a DATE, sometimes there are some maps but not at the TIME you think.

For more information on the Magnetic Connectivity Tool and its role for the Solar Orbiter mission, we refer the user to the article published by ESA's Modelling and Data Analysis Working Group (MADAWG): Rouillard et al. 2020.