SM015:
Challenges in Magnetosphere – Ionosphere – Thermosphere Coupling: Magnetospheric Energy/Momentum Input and their Impact on High-latitude Ionospheric Electrodynamics





Session ID#: 22291

Session Description:
Magnetosphere–ionosphere (MI) and ionosphere–thermosphere (IT) are often studied separately by the magnetosphere and aeronomy researchers, although strong coupling of the magnetosphere– ionosphere–thermosphere (MIT) is widely recognized in both communities. This session addresses current understandings and challenges in the MIT coupling dynamics with emphasis on the magnetospheric energy/momentum input and their impact on the high-latitude ionospheric electrodynamics. Field-aligned currents, auroral precipitation, Poynting flux, and magnetospheric waves can have significant impacts on the MIT coupling, especially during strong geomagnetic activities. Studying their spatiotemporal dynamics, energy/momentum deposition patterns, and direct impacts on the high-latitude ionosphere (ionospheric upflows, electric fields, conductances, Joule heating, etc) is a key first step to understand the MIT coupling dynamics as a whole global system. This session invites observations, simulations, theory, or any combination of the three. With our counterpart MIT dynamics session in SPA-Aeronomy, we seek to create synergy between the MI and IT communities.
Primary Convener:  Hyunju KIM Connor, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Conveners:  Binzheng Zhang1, Haje Korth2 and Gang Lu1, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States(2)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • SA - SPA-Aeronomy
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Banafsheh Ferdousi1,2, Joachim Raeder3, Eftyhia Zesta4, Kyle R Murphy4 and William D Cramer5, (1)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)Postdoc, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, United States, (3)Space Science Ctr, Durham, NH, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States
Jone Peter Reistad1, Nikolai Østgaard1, Karl Laundal1, Paul Tenfjord1, Kristian Snekvik1, Stein Haaland2, Steve E. Milan1, Anders Ohma1, Adrian Grocott3 and Kjellmar Oksavik4,5, (1)University of Bergen, Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Bergen, Norway, (2)MPS/BCSS, IFT, Bergen, Norway, (3)Lancaster University, Department of Physics, Lancaster, United Kingdom, (4)University Centre in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway, (5)University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Rosie Hood, University College London, Physics and Astronomy, London, United Kingdom, Jesse R Woodroffe, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, Steven Morley, LANL, Los Alamos, United States and Anasuya L Aruliah, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Jiashu Wu, David J Knudsen, Megan Gillies, Eric Donovan and Johnathan K Burchill, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
D. Megan Gillies, David J Knudsen, Eric Donovan, Brian J Jackel, Rob Gillies and Emma Spanswick, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Dogacan Su Ozturk1, Shasha Zou2, James A Slavin2 and Aaron J Ridley3, (1)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, AOSS, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (3)Univ Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Jiaen Ren1, Shasha Zou2, Rob Gillies3, Eric Donovan3 and Roger H Varney4, (1)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (3)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, (4)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Joseph B Jensen1, Joachim Raeder2, Kristofor-Ryan M Maynard3 and William D Cramer3, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, (2)Space Science Ctr, Durham, NH, United States, (3)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States
Yiqun Yu, Beihang University, Beijing, China, Vania K Jordanova, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Space Science and Applications, Los Alamos, NM, United States, Ryan Michael McGranaghan, Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, NH, United States and Stanley C Solomon, National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States
Therese Moretto1, Michael Hesse1 and Susanne Vennerstrom2, (1)University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, (2)National Space Institute, DTU, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Yoshihiro Yokoyama1, Toshihiko Iyemori2 and Tadashi Aoyama1, (1)Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, (2)Kyoto Univ, Kyoto, Japan
Marilia Samara1, Robert Michell1, George V Khazanov2 and Guy Alan Grubbs II3, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Sci. Div., Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States
Guy Alan Grubbs II1, Matthew D Zettergren2, Marilia Samara3, Robert Michell3, Donald L Hampton4, Kristina A Lynch5, Roger H Varney6, Ashton Reimer7 and Meghan Burleigh2, (1)Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (5)Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States, (6)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (7)Center for Geospace Studies, SRI International, Menlo Park, United States
Satoshi Taguchi, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, Keisuke Hosokawa, Univ Electro-Communications, Chofu, Japan and Yasunobu Ogawa, NIPR National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan
Denny M. Oliveira1, Eftyhia Zesta1, Peter W Schuck2 and Eric K Sutton3, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA GSFC, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (3)Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM, United States
David Miles1, Ian Robert Mann2, Ivan Pakhotin3, Johnathan K Burchill4, Andrew David Howarth4, David J Knudsen4, D D Wallis5, Andrew W Yau4 and Robert L Lysak6, (1)University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, United States, (2)Univ Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, (3)University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, (4)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, (5)University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, (6)University of Minnesota, School of Physics and Astronomy, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Meghan Burleigh1, Matthew D Zettergren1, Kristina A Lynch2, Marc Lessard3, Meghan Harrington2, Roger H Varney4 and Ashton Reimer5, (1)Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, United States, (2)Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States, (3)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (4)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Center for Geospace Studies, SRI International, Menlo Park, United States
Robert L Lysak, University of Minnesota, School of Physics and Astronomy, Minneapolis, MN, United States and Yan Song, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, School of Physics and Astronomy, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Matthew G McHarg1, Donald L Hampton2, Hans Stenbaek-Nielsen2 and Robert Michell3, (1)US Air Force Academy, USAF Academy, CO, United States, (2)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Dong Lin1, Binzheng Zhang2, Wayne Scales1, Michael James Wiltberger3, C. Robert Clauer4 and Zhonghua Xu4, (1)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA, United States
Kristina A Lynch1, Robert Clayton1, T Max Roberts2, Donald L Hampton3, Mark Conde3, Matthew D Zettergren4, Meghan Burleigh4, Marilia Samara5, Robert Michell5, Guy Alan Grubbs II6, Marc Lessard7, David L Hysell8, Roger H Varney9 and Ashton Reimer10, (1)Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States, (2)Dartmouth College, Physics, Hanover, NH, United States, (3)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (4)Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, United States, (5)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States, (7)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (8)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, (9)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (10)Center for Geospace Studies, SRI International, Menlo Park, United States
Anders Ohma1, Nikolai Østgaard1, Karl Laundal1, Jone Reistad1, Paul Tenfjord1, Kristian Snekvik1 and Matthew O. Fillingim2, (1)University of Bergen, Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Bergen, Norway, (2)Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Robert Clayton1, Kristina A Lynch1, Tucker Evans2, Donald L Hampton3, Meghan Burleigh4, Matthew D Zettergren4, Roger H Varney5, Ashton Reimer6, David L Hysell7, Robert Michell8, Marilia Samara8 and Guy Alan Grubbs II9, (1)Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States, (2)Dartmouth College, Hanover, United States, (3)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (4)Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, United States, (5)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Center for Geospace Studies, SRI International, Menlo Park, United States, (7)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, (8)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (9)Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States
David J Knudsen, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Andrew Neil Fazakerley, University College London, London, United Kingdom, Matthieu Berthomier, LPP, Ecole Polytechnique, UPMC, Paris, France and The Alfvén Proposal Team
David Ross Kenward1, Marc Lessard2, Kristina A Lynch3, David L Hysell4, Donald L Hampton5, Robert Michell6, Marilia Samara6, Roger H Varney7, Kjellmar Oksavik8, Lasse Boy Novock Clausen9, James H Hecht10, James H. Clemmons11 and Bruce Fritz1, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, (2)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (3)Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States, (4)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, (5)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (6)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (8)University Centre in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway, (9)University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, (10)Aerospace Corporation Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (11)Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA, United States
Ivan Pakhotin1, Ian Mann1, Robert L Lysak2, David J Knudsen3, Johnathan K Burchill3, Jesper W Gjerloev4, Jonathan Rae5, Colin Forsyth6, Kyle R Murphy7, David Miles1, Louis Ozeke1 and Georgios Balasis8, (1)University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, (2)University of Minnesota, School of Physics and Astronomy, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (3)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, (4)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (5)University College London, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, London, United Kingdom, (6)Mullard Space Science Lab., Dorking, United Kingdom, (7)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (8)ISAARS, National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece
Donald L Hampton1, Guy Alan Grubbs II2, Mark Conde1, Kristina A Lynch3, Robert Michell4, Matthew D Zettergren5, Marilia Samara4 and Michael Jason Ahrns1, (1)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (2)Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States, (3)Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Robert Michell1, Marilia Samara2, Guy Alan Grubbs II3, Donald L Hampton4, Kristina A Lynch5, Robert Clayton5 and Matthew D Zettergren6, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States, (4)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (5)Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States, (6)Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Beket Tulegenov and Anatoly V Streltsov, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Yan Song, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, School of Physics and Astronomy, Minneapolis, MN, United States and Robert L Lysak, University of Minnesota, School of Physics and Astronomy, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Philip Belzeski1, Guy Alan Grubbs II2, Robert Michell3 and Marilia Samara3, (1)Boise State University, Boise, ID, United States, (2)Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States