SH31A:
Approaching Kappa Distributions: Statistical Background, Theoretical Developments, and Applications in Space Plasma Physics I Posters


Session ID#: 8618

Session Description:
Kappa distributions have become increasingly widespread across space plasma physics with the publication rate following, remarkably, an exponential growth. A breakthrough in the field came with the connection of kappa distributions with the solid statistical framework of non-extensive statistical mechanics, a generalization of the classical Boltzmann-Maxwell theory. Thereafter, numerous analyses were developed: Thermodynamics (temperature, pressure, kappa, entropy); positional distribution (when the potential is non-zero); multi-particle distribution, etc. These are followed by a plethora of applications in space plasmas throughout the heliosphere, planetary/cometary magnetospheres, and beyond. We welcome abstracts reporting on the progress of: (i) Theory of kappa distributions and non-extensive statistical mechanics; (ii) Effects of kappa distributions on plasma processes, e.g., linear/nonlinear waves, instabilities, shocks, with emphasis on the Rankine–Hugoniot conditions; (iii) Identification of mechanisms responsible for generating kappa distributions; (iv) Data analyses/ MHD simulations that involve kappa distributions, e.g., particle acceleration, circulation inside planetary magnetospheres, modeling of heliospheric boundaries.
Primary Convener:  George Livadiotis, Southwest Research Institute San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States
Conveners:  Peter H Yoon, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, United States and Kostas Dialynas, Office for Space Research and Technology, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece
Chairs:  George Livadiotis, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States and Peter H Yoon, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Peter H Yoon, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • NG - Nonlinear Geophysics
  • P - Planetary Sciences
  • S - Seismology
  • SM - SPA-Magnetospheric Physics
Index Terms:

2756 Planetary magnetospheres [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
7827 Kinetic and MHD theory [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]
7845 Particle acceleration [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]
7851 Shock waves [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

George Livadiotis, Southwest Research Institute San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States
Linghua Wang1, Liu Yang1, Chuan-Yi Tu2, Jiansen He2, Peter H Yoon3, Robert F Wimmer-Schweingruber4, Chadi S Salem5 and Stuart D Bale6, (1)Peking University, Institute of Space Physics and Applied Technology, Beijing, China, (2)Peking University, Beijing, China, (3)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, United States, (4)University of Kiel, Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics, Kiel, Germany, (5)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (6)University of California Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Sofia Paraskevi Moschou1,2, Viviane Pierrard3, R. Keppens2 and Jens Pomoell4, (1)Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Brussels, Belgium, (2)KULeuven, CmPA, Leuven, Belgium, (3)Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Brussels, Belgium, (4)University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Georgios Nicolaou, IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Kiruna, Kiruna, Sweden and George Livadiotis, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Horst Fichtner1, Hans Joerg Fahr2 and Klaus Scherer1, (1)Ruhr Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany, (2)University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Kostas Dialynas, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece, Chris Paranicas, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, United States, Elias Roussos, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany, Stamatios Mike Krimigis, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, Mark Kane, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Donald G Mitchell, JHU/APL, Laurel, MD, United States
Thomas W Broiles1, George Livadiotis2, James L Burch3, Raymond Goldstein2, Kathleen Mandt2, Jerry Goldstein2, George B Clark4, Stephen A Fuselier2, Marilia Samara5, Thomas Cravens6, Anders I Eriksson7, Pierre Henri8, Prachet Mokashi1 and Kyung Chae2, (1)Southwest Research Institute San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (3)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, United States, (4)Catholic University of America, Washington, United States, (5)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)University of Kansas, Physics and Astronomy, Lawrence, KS, United States, (7)IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, (8)LPC2E, CNRS, Orléans, France
Patrick Astfalk1, Frank Jenko2 and Tobias Görler1, (1)Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany, (2)Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany
Sunjung Kim, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Korea, Republic of (South), Peter H Yoon, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, United States and Gwang-Son Choe, Kyung Hee University, School of Space Research, Yongin, Korea, Republic of (South)
Marina V Stepanova, University of Santiago Chile, Santiago, Chile and Elizabeth E Antonova, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Chang-Mo Ryu and Cong Tuan Huynh, POSTECH Pohang University of Science, Pohang, Korea, Republic of (South)
Devanandhan Selvaraj1, T Sreeraj2, Satyavir Singh2 and Gurbax Singh Lakhina2, (1)Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Upper Atmosphere Studies, Navi Mumbai, India, (2)Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), Navi Mumbai, India
Muhammad Fraz Bashir1, Peter H Yoon2, Ghulam Murtaza3, Darakhsan Aqeel4, Sumaira Javed4 and Madiha Zahra4, (1)COMSATS Institute of Infotmation Technology Lahore, Department of Physics, Lahore, Pakistan, (2)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, United States, (3)Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, (4)Government College University Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Daniel Benjamin Berdichevsky, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Division 670, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Panayiotis Varotsos1, Nicholas V Sarlis2 and Efthimios S Skordas2, (1)National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Solid Earth Physics Institute, Athens, Greece, (2)National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Physics, Athens, Greece