SM017:
Processes that Couple Inner Magnetospheric Plasma Populations





Session ID#: 22666

Session Description:
The Earth’s inner magnetosphere has three primary plasma populations: the “thermal" particles in the eV energy range, the “hot” particles in the keV energy range, and the “energetic” particles in the MeV range.  These populations are not isolated but rather continually interact with each other. The hot plasma dominates the particle pressure and therefore the electric and magnetic distortions, not only the large-scale field configuration but also the free energy for plasma wave excitation. The thermal plasma dominates the plasma mass density and therefore sets the underlying conditions for wave excitation and propagation.  Because of their fast drift periods, the energetic particles are excellent tracers of coupling, providing a diagnostic measurement that integrates all processes around their drift path.  This session welcomes presentations of research on the processes that couple inner magnetospheric plasma populations, including data analysis studies, numerical assessments, theoretical examinations, and any combination of these methods.
Primary Convener:  Michael Warren Liemohn, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Conveners:  Yiqun Yu, Beihang University, Beijing, China, Colby Lemon, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA, United States and Jichun Zhang, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Space Science Center, Durham, NH, United States
Index Terms:

2730 Magnetosphere: inner [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
2768 Plasmasphere [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
2774 Radiation belts [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
2778 Ring current [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Chao Yue1, Jacob Bortnik2, Richard M Thorne2, Qianli Ma3, Xin An1, Charles R Chappell4, Andrew J Gerrard5, Louis J Lanzerotti6 and Quanqi Shi7, (1)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (3)UCLA, La, United States, (4)Utah State Univ, Nashville, TN, United States, (5)New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, Newark, NJ, United States, (6)New Jersey Inst Tech, Newark, NJ, United States, (7)Shandong University at Weihai, Weihai, China
Raluca Ilie, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, Michael Warren Liemohn, University of Michigan, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Iannis S Dandouras, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Plantologie, Toulouse, France
Konstantin V Gamayunov1, Jichun Zhang2, Anthony Saikin2 and Hamid Rassoul3, (1)Florida Institute of Technology, Department of Physics and Space Sciences, Melbourne, FL, United States, (2)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (3)Florida Inst Tech, Melbourne, FL, United States
Nikita Aseev1, Yuri Shprits1, Alexander Drozdov2, Adam C Kellerman2 and Dedong Wang1, (1)GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, (2)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Hong Zhao1, Dan N Baker2, Allison N Jaynes3, Xinlin Li2, Shrikanth G Kanekal4, Lauren W Blum5, Quintin A Schiller4, Trevor W Leonard2 and Scot Richard Elkington2, (1)University of Colorado Boulder, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Colorado at Boulder, LASP, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Heliophysics Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Naritoshi Kitamura1, Masahiro Kitahara2, Masafumi Shoji3, Yoshizumi Miyoshi4, Hiroshi Hasegawa5, Satoko Nakamura6, Yuto Katoh2, Yoshifumi Saito1, Shoichiro Yokota7, Daniel J Gershman8, Adolfo F. Vinas9, Barbara L Giles9, Thomas Earle Moore10, William Paterson8, Craig J Pollock11, Christopher T. Russell12, Robert J Strangeway13, Stephen A Fuselier14 and James L Burch14, (1)ISAS Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa, Japan, (2)Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, (3)Nagoya University, Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Laboratory (ISEE), Nagoya, Japan, (4)Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, (5)ISAS Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Department of Solar System Sciences, Sagamihara, Japan, (6)Kyoto University, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Uji, Japan, (7)ISAS Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Sagamihara, Japan, (8)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Science Division, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (9)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (10)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Sci. Div., Greenbelt, MD, United States, (11)Denali Scientific, Healy, AK, United States, (12)University of California, Los Angeles, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (13)UCLA IGPP/ESS, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (14)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Junhyun Lee1, Ensang Lee1, Khan-Hyuk Kim1, Dong-Hun Lee1, Jaejin Lee2 and Junga Hwang2, (1)Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)KASI Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South)
Sam Bingham, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, Christopher Mouikis, UNH, New Hampshire, United States, Lynn M Kistler, Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, Charles J Farrugia, New hampshire university, Durham, NH, United States, Kristoff W Paulson, University of New Hampshire, Chelmsford, MA, United States, Chia-Lin Huang, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, Alex J Boyd, New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, NM, United States, Harlan E. Spence, Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States and Craig Kletzing, University of Iowa, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa City, IA, United States
Elizabeth Carlisle, Eric Donovan and Brian J Jackel, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Cristian Ferradas1, Geoffrey D Reeves2, Jichun Zhang3, Harlan E. Spence4, Lynn M Kistler5, Brian Larsen2, Ruth M Skoug2 and Herbert O Funsten2, (1)New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (4)Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (5)Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States