The MMS SITL Ground Loop: Automating the Burst Selection Process [paper], [book chapter]
Global-scale energy flow throughout Earth's magnetosphere is catalyzed by processes that occur at Earth's magnetopause (MP). Magnetic reconnection is one process responsible for solar wind entry into and global convection within the magnetosphere, and the MP location, orientation, and motion have an impact on the dynamics. Statistical studies that focus on these and other MP phenomena and characteristics inherently require MP identification in their event search criteria, a task that can be automated using machine learning. We introduce a Long-Short Term Memory (LSTM) Recurrent Neural Network model into the operational data stream of the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission to free up mission operation costs, detect MP crossings, and assist studies of energy transfer into the magnetosphere.