Multi-Case Study of Kinetic Ballooning-Interchange Waves in the Plasma Sheet

Monday, 15 December 2014: 4:30 PM
Evgeny V Panov1, Wolfgang Baumjohann1, Marina Kubyshkina2, Rumi Nakamura1 and Victor A Sergeev2, (1)Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria, (2)St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
Using several THEMIS observations of plasma sheet oscillations with kinetic ballooning/interchange instability (BICI) signatures, we investigate the properties of the waves, and the background plasma sheet structure and dynamics with the help of adapted Tsyganenko models. We also show the ionospheric magnetic and auroral activity using conjugate ground observations.