SA013:
Challenges in Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere Dynamics: the Role of Mesoscale and Transient Phenomena





Session ID#: 22166

Session Description:
We invite a discussion on challenging problems and novel approaches to understanding the ionosphere-thermosphere (IT) as a dynamical system with focus on mesoscale and transient phenomena and their contribution to the total energy budget. We solicit papers which analyze progress in theory and modeling to understand dynamic IT events. Presentations discussing new observations of transient and localized features in the IT system are encouraged. Research results on advanced data assimilation and new approaches to determine upper boundary driving for Global Circulation Models (GCMs) are solicited. How important are transients to the magnetosphere-IT coupling? What are the geoeffective scales of these phenomena? What is the role of ULF wave mechanisms in the coupling? How much do localized and transient (or wave) phenomena contribute to the IT energy input? Is storm-time thermospheric cooling adequately specified in GCMs? We seek to create synergy with our counterpart MIT coupling session in SPA-Magnetospheric Physics.
Primary Convener:  Olga P Verkhoglyadova, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Conveners:  Cheryl Y Huang, Air Force Research Laboratory Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Yanshi Huang, University of New Mexico Main Campus, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Martin G Mlynczak, NASA Langley Research Ctr, Hampton, VA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • SM - SPA-Magnetospheric Physics
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

William Lotko, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States and Binzheng Zhang, National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States
Nicholas M Pedatella, Gang Lu and Arthur D Richmond, National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States
Cheryl Y Huang1, Yanshi Huang2, Yi-Jiun Su1, Tao Huang3 and Eric K Sutton1, (1)Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM, United States, (2)University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (3)GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 2.3, Earth's Magnetic Field, Potsdam, Germany
Larry R Lyons1, Bea Gallardo-Lacourt1, Ying Zou2, Yukitoshi Nishimura3, Phillip Charles Anderson4, Vassilis Angelopoulos5, J. Michael Ruohoniemi6, Elizabeth J Mitchell7, Larry J Paxton8 and Nozomu Nishitani9, (1)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (3)University of California Los Angeles, Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Science, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (4)University of Texas at Dallas, W. B. Hanson Center for Space Science, Richardson, TX, United States, (5)UCLA, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences and Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (6)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States, (7)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, SRG, Laurel, MD, United States, (8)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (9)Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Ajesh Asokan Pillai, Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum, Indian Space Research Organisation, Trivandrum, India, Vineeth Chandrasekharan Nair, Space Physics Laboratory, Trivandrum, Kerala, India and Tarun K Pant, Space Physics Laboratory, Trivandrum, India
Yanshi Huang1, Cheryl Y Huang2 and Yi-Jiun Su2, (1)University of New Mexico Main Campus, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (2)Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM, United States
Xueling Shi1, J. Michael Ruohoniemi1, Joseph BH Baker1, Dong Lin1, Emma C Bland2, Michael Hartinger3 and Wayne Scales1, (1)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States, (2)The University Centre in Svalbard, Svalbard, Norway, (3)National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA, United States
Jiannan Tu and Paul Song, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Space Science Laboratory and Physics Department, Lowell, MA, United States
Endawoke Yizengaw, Boston College, Institute for Scientific Research, Chestnut Hill, MA, United States, Mark Moldwin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Eftyhia Zesta, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States

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