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Research at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics

In my presentation I will give an overview of the space research at IRF which covers more or less the space from the boundary layer to the edge of our solar system. I will start off with presenting some of IRF's satellite borne instrumentation flying around five planets, chasing comets and investigating the space plasma in between. I will then focus on IRF’s research on Earth's nearest environment, such as Aurora, and the atmosphere below. Finally I will present some of my own work, including the millimeter wave radiometer KIMRA. KIMRA measures strato-mesospheric ozone and CO and has also provided data being used for Niall Ryan's PhD thesis at the University Toronto. Besides the technical description of the millimeter wave instrument I will present an example how to use the ozone data for winter ozone loss estimates and how the CO data can be used to determine winter polar mesospheric dynamics.