SA23B:
Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere Coupling in the Polar Cap:  Drivers and Impacts II Posters


Session ID#: 7824

Session Description:
The polar cap is a dynamic region of the geospace environment where the magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere (MIT) combine to give rise to a rich variety of interactions.  For example, there is increasing evidence that energy dissipation and Joule heating of ions and neutrals occur at very high latitudes, and are not restricted to the auroral zones.  Localized maxima in observed Poynting fluxes and neutral densities have been identified in the polar caps at all local times in both hemispheres during periods of high magnetic activity.  These new observations radically revise the current paradigm for the MIT response to magnetic forcing by the solar wind, and may be associated with a variety of polar cap phenomena (e.g., polar cap patches, scintillation).  We solicit presentations of high latitude MIT coupling during all periods of magnetic activity, as well as modeling approaches to high-latitude forcing.
Primary Convener:  Cheryl Y Huang, Air Force Research Laboratory Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Conveners:  Andrew J Gerrard, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, Newark, NJ, United States, Yanshi Huang, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Gang Lu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States
Chairs:  Gang Lu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States and Cheryl Y Huang, Air Force Research Laboratory Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Yanshi Huang, HIT Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China

Cross-Listed:
  • SH - SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics
  • SM - SPA-Magnetospheric Physics

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Woo Kyoung Lee, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South), Hyosub Kil, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States and Young-Sil Kwak, KASI Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South)
Shishir Priyadarshi, Qing-He Zhang, Yu-Zhang Ma, Y. Wang and Zan-Yang Xing, Shandong University at Weihai, Weihai, China
David Ross Kenward, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States and Marc Lessard, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, United States
Yaqi Jin1, Joran Moen2 and Wojciech J. Miloch1, (1)University of Oslo, Department of Physics, Oslo, Norway, (2)University Centre in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway
Chin S Lin, Boston College, Institute For Scientific research, Chestnut Hill, MA, United States, Eric K Sutton, Kirtland Air Force Base, Kirtland AFB, NM, United States, Cheryl Y Huang, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM, United States and David L Cooke, Air Force Research Laboratory Albuquerque, Albuquerque, United States
Yanshi Huang1, Qian Wu2, Cheryl Y Huang3 and Yi-Jiun Su3, (1)HIT Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China, (2)NCAR/HAO, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Air Force Research Laboratory Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Vicki Hsu, University of Colorado at Boulder, CIRES, NCEI, NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States, Jeffrey P Thayer, University of Colorado at Boulder, Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, United States, Wenbin Wang, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, United States and Alan Geoffrey Burns, National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States
Edmund Henley1, Andrew C Bushell1, David Jackson1, Patrick Guio2, Anasuya L Aruliah3 and Ingemar Häggström4, (1)Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom, (2)University College London, Centre for Planetary Sciences (at UCL/Birkbeck), London, United Kingdom, (3)University College London, Physics and Astronomy, London, United Kingdom, (4)EISCAT Scientific Association, Kiruna, Sweden
Fei He, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, Xiaoxin Zhang, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China, Wenbin Wang, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, United States and Bo Chen, CIOMP Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, CAS, Changchun, China
Jiannan Tu, Space Science Laboratory, Lowell, MA, United States
Benjamin Wisdom Joshua, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Nigeria, Physics, Aliero, Nigeria and magnetosphere and Ionosphere coupling
Yun-Ju Chen1, Roderick A Heelis2 and Judy A Cumnock1, (1)University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States, (2)University Texas Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States
Hassan Akbari, Boston University, Boston, United States and Joshua L Semeter, Boston University, Center for Space Physics and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston, MA, United States
Frederic Pitout1, Aurelie Marchaudon2, Pierre-Louis Blelly3, Xi Bai2, Francois Forme2, Stephan C Buchert4 and Dag A Lorentzen5, (1)IRAP, CNES/CNRS/Toulouse University, Toulouse, France., Toulouse, France, (2)IRAP, Toulouse, France, (3)Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, Observatoire Midi–Pyrénées, CNRS, CNES, IRAP, Toulouse, France, (4)IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, (5)UNIS, Longyearbyen, Norway
Kateryna Yakymenko, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, Alexandre V Koustov, University of Saskatchewan, Physics and Engineering Physics, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, Keisuke Hosokawa, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan and Kazuo Shiokawa, Nagoya University, Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya, Japan
Michael David1, Jan Josef Sojka2, Robert Walter Schunk1 and Anthea Coster3, (1)Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States, (2)Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences, Utah State University, Physics, Logan, UT, United States, (3)MIT Haystack Observatory, Westford, MA, United States

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