Relationship between Relativistic Electron Flux in the Inner Magnetosphere and ULF Pulsation on the Ground Associated with Long-term Variations of Solar Wind

Friday, 19 December 2014
Kentarou Kitamura, Tokuyama College of Technology, Yamaguchi, Japan, Tsutomu Nagatsuma, NICT National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Tokyo, Japan, Oleg A Troshichev, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia, Takahiro Obara, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, Hideki Koshiishi, JAXA, Ibakaki, Japan, Satoko Saita, The Inst. of Statistical Math., Tokyo, Japan, Akimasa Yoshikawa, Kyushu University, International Center for Space Weather Science and Education, Fukuoka, Japan and Kiyohumi Yumoto, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
In the present study the relativistic electron flux (0.59-1.18MeV) measured by Standard Dose Monitor (SDOM) onboard DRTS (KODAMA) satellite at the Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) is analyzed to investigate the long term (from 2002 to 2014) variations of the electron flux enhancement (REF) during the passage of Corotating Interaction Regions (CIRs) and/or Coronal Mass Ejection (CMEs). The long term variations of the REF clearly shows the 27-days period associated with the high speed solar wind velocity caused by the CIRs, whereas it is very few that the enhancement of REF lasts for several days after passage of CMEs. The 27-days period enhancement of REF represents the quite strong peak in 2003 when the high speed stream of the solar wind were quit active.

We also conducted the same analysis for the Pc5 pulsations observed on the ground. The ground magnetic variations data globally observed by National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and International Center for Space Weather Science and Education (ICSWSE) Kyushu University are used to investigate the long term variations of Pc5 power. The same signature in the REF variations is shown in the time variability of the Pc5 power on the ground. These results indicate that the solar wind condition strongly affects the acceleration process of the relativistic electron flux by the ULF wave. In particular the dependence of the REF and Pc5 variations on the sector structures and their seasonal variations strongly suggest that the relationship between Pc5 and REF variations could be controlled by the Russell-McPherron effect.