Magnetic Reconnection and Its Universal Consequences in Magnetospheric and Solar Plasmas II

Thursday, 18 December 2014: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Chairs:  Pontus C. Brandt, Johns Hopkins Univ/APL, Laurel, MD, United States and Paul Cassak, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States
Primary Conveners:  Pontus C. Brandt, Johns Hopkins Univ/APL, Laurel, MD, United States
Co-conveners:  Brian J Anderson, Johns Hopkins Univ, Laurel, MD, United States, Paul Cassak, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States and Harry P Warren, Naval Research Lab DC, Washington, DC, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Pontus C. Brandt, Johns Hopkins Univ/APL, Laurel, MD, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

4:00 PM
Thermal Structure and Dynamics in Supra-arcade Downflows and Flare Plasma Sheets
Kathy Reeves1, Will Hanneman1,2, Michael Freed3 and David E McKenzie3, (1)Harvard-Smithsonain Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)The University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, (3)Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States
4:15 PM
Secondary Rayleigh-Taylor Instabilities in the Reconnection Exhaust Jet: A Mechanism for Supra-Arcade Downflows in the Solar Corona
Lijia Guo1, Amitava Bhattacharjee2, Yi-Min Huang3 and Davina Innes1,4, (1)Max Planck Princeton Research Center for Plasma Physics, Solar Physics, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (3)Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (4)Max Planck Insitute for Solar System Research, Solar Physics, Gottingen, Germany
4:30 PM
Spontaneous Reconnection Onset in the Magnetotail: Kinetic and MHD Pictures
Mikhail I. Sitnov and Viacheslav G Merkin, JHU/APL, Laurel, MD, United States
4:45 PM
Consequences of Kinetic Effects in Nonsymmetric Reconnection Configurations on Large-Scale Dynamical Processes in Magnetosphere and Solar Plasma
Maria M Kuznetsova1, Michael Hesse1, Nicolas Aunai2, Deirdre E Wendel3, Lutz Rastaetter3, Alex Glocer1 and Gabor Toth4, (1)NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)IRAP, Toulouse, France, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)Univ Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
5:00 PM
In-situ observations of magnetic reconnection in the Jovian nightside magnetosphere
Satoshi Kasahara, ISAS/JAXA, Sagamihara, Japan, Elena A Kronberg, The Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany, Tomoki Kimura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Kanagawa, Japan, Chihiro Tao, IRAP, Toulouse, France, Sarah Victoria Badman, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, LA1, United Kingdom, Adam Masters, Imperial College London, London, SW7, United Kingdom, Alessandro Retino, Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Palaiseau, France, Norbert Krupp, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany and Masaki Fujimoto, JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Sagamihara, Japan
5:15 PM
The Impact of Plasmapheric Mass Loading on Dayside Reconnection
Jeremy Ouellette1,2, John Lyon2, Oliver Brambles3, Binzheng Zhang3, William Lotko3,4 and Michael James Wiltberger4, (1)Vermont Technical College, Department of Computer & Information Systems, Randolph Center, VT, United States, (2)Dartmouth College, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Hanover, NH, United States, (3)Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, NH, United States, (4)National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States
5:30 PM
Comparative Examination of Reconnection-Driven Magnetotail Dynamics at Mercury and Earth
James A Slavin, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
5:45 PM
Mercury's Plasma Mantle during Solar Wind Dynamical Pressure Enhancements
Dominique Delcourt, Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Saint-Maur Des Foss├ęs Cedex, France, Kanako Seki, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, Naoki Terada, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan and Thomas Earle Moore, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD, United States