SM014:
Multi-scale investigations of fundamental plasma processes by in-situ observations and simulations





Session ID#: 23591

Session Description:
The Cluster mission has emphasized multi-scale processes occurring throughout the Earth’s magnetosphere since 2000. The MMS mission, launched in 2015, has revealed, in particular, the electron-scale processes with unprecedented time-resolution measurements. The Cluster and MMS, constituting two tetrahedral configurations with varying inter-spacecraft separations and different orbital inclinations, have provided us with an opportunity to capture a micro-to-macroscopic picture of fundamental plasma processes. These multi-scale phenomena occurring in the near-Earth space include velocity-shear-driven vortex and wave, turbulence, and magnetic reconnection. In-situ observations from MMS and/or Cluster enable quantitative testing of micro and meso-scale physics predicted by theory/simulations. This session addresses details of our current knowledge on multi-scale physical processes using MMS and/or Cluster data, modeling, or both. Studies including conjunctions between these and other missions, such as THEMIS, Van Allen Probes, Arase (ERG) and Geotail are also encouraged.
Primary Convener:  Kyoung-Joo Hwang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States; Goddard Planetary Heliophysics Institute - GPHI, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States
Conveners:  C Philippe Escoubet, European Space Research and Technology Centre, Noordwijk Zh, Netherlands, Sergio Toledo-Redondo, European Space Astronomy Centre, Madrid, Spain and Tai Phan, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • SH - SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics
Index Terms:

2723 Magnetic reconnection [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
2724 Magnetopause and boundary layers [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
2744 Magnetotail [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
2784 Solar wind/magnetosphere interactions [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Sergio Toledo Redondo1, C Philippe Escoubet2, Benoit Lavraud3, Mats Andre4, John Coxon5, Robert C Fear6, Nicolas Aunai7, Kyoung-Joo Hwang8, Wenya Li4, Stephen A Fuselier9, Barbara L Giles10, Christopher T Russell11 and James L Burch9, (1)European Space Agency, Villanueva De La Can, Spain, (2)ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands, (3)IRAP, Toulouse, France, (4)IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, (5)University of Southampton, Physics and Astronomy, Southampton, United Kingdom, (6)University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom, (7)Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas (UMR7648) CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique/UPMC/Univ. Paris Sud/Obs. de Paris Paris (France, Paris, France, (8)Goddard Planetary Heliophysics Institute - GPHI, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States, (9)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (10)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (11)University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Yao Shutao1, Quanqi Shi1, Xiaogang Wang2, Qiugang Zong3, Anmin Tian1, Zhonghua Yao4, Maria Hamrin5, Timo Pitkänen6, Zuyin Pu2, Chijie Xiao2, Suiyan Fu7, Hui Zhang8, Barbara L Giles9, Christopher T Russell10, Ruilong Guo11, Wei-Jie Sun12, Wenya Li13, Xuzhi Zhou3 and Alexandre De Spiegeleer6, (1)Shandong University at Weihai, Weihai, China, (2)Peking University, Beijing, China, (3)Peking University, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Beijing, China, (4)Laboratorie de physique Atmospherique et Planetaire, Liege, Belgium, (5)Umea Univ, Umea, Sweden, (6)Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, (7)Peking Univ, Beijing, China, (8)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Physics Department & Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (9)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (10)University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (11)Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (12)IGG Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (13)IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
James A Slavin1, Mojtaba Akhavan-Tafti2, Gangkai Poh2, Guan Le3, Christopher T. Russell4, Rumi Nakamura5, Wolfgang Baumjohann6, Roy B Torbert7, Daniel J Gershman3, Craig J Pollock8, Barbara L Giles3, Thomas E Moore3 and James L Burch7, (1)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)UCLA, Earth Planets and Space, Los Angeles, United States, (5)Space Reserach Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria, (6)Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria, (7)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (8)Denali Scientific, Healy, AK, United States
Chris A Colpitts1, Yoshizumi Miyoshi2, Craig Kletzing3, George B Hospodarsky4, Yoshiya Kasahara5, John R Wygant6, Cynthia A Cattell6, Mitsuru Hikishima7, Shoya Matsuda5, Masahiro Kitahara8 and Yuto Katoh8, (1)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (2)Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, (3)University of Iowa, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa City, IA, United States, (4)University of Iowa, Physics and Astronomy, Iowa City, IA, United States, (5)Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan, (6)University of Minnesota, School of Physics and Astronomy, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (7)ISAS/JAXA, Sagamihara, Japan, (8)Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Hiroshi Hasegawa1, Takuma Nakamura2, Naritoshi Kitamura3, Yasuto Hoshi4, Yoshifumi Saito5, Adolfo Figueroa-Vinas6, Barbara L Giles6, Benoit Lavraud7, Yuri V Khotyaintsev8 and Robert Ergun9, (1)JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Sagamihara, Japan, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Plasma Theory and App, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)ISAS Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Kanagawa, Japan, (4)University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan, (5)ISAS Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa, Japan, (6)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)IRAP, Toulouse, France, (8)IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, (9)Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States
Heli Hietala, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Tai Phan, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, United States, Vassilis Angelopoulos, UCLA, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences and Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Marit Oieroset, Univ California, Berkeley, CA, United States, Martin Owain Archer, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom, Tomas Karlsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and Ferdinand Plaschke, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria
Guan Le, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Peter J Chi, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Robert J Strangeway, UCLA IGPP/ESS, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Christopher T Russell, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, James A Slavin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Brian J Anderson, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, Larry Kepko, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Rumi Nakamura, Austrian Space Research Institute, Graz, Austria, Ferdinand Plaschke, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria and Roy B Torbert, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Akhtar Shojaei Ardakani1, Christopher Mouikis1, Lynn M Kistler1, Roy B Torbert1,2, Vadim Roytershteyn3 and Yuri Omelchenko3, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (3)Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO, United States
Urs Ganse1, Yann Pfau-Kempf1, Lucile Turc1, Sanni Hoilijoki1, Sebastian von Alfthan2, Rami O Vainio3 and Minna Palmroth1,4, (1)University of Helsinki, Department of Physics, Helsinki, Finland, (2)CSC - IT Center for Research, Espoo, Finland, (3)University of Turku, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Turku, Finland, (4)Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
James Webster1, James L Burch2, Patricia H Reiff1, Kevin Genestreti3, John Dorelli4, Amy Catherine Rager5, Antoun Daou1, Stanislav Y Sazykin6, Andrew Marshall1, Daniel Bruce Graham7, Li J Chen4 and Shan Wang4, (1)Rice University, Houston, TX, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (3)Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)Catholic University of America, Physics, Washington, DC, United States, (6)Rice University, Physics and Astronomy Department, Houston, TX, United States, (7)IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Eunjin Choi1, Kyoung-Joo Hwang2 and David G Sibeck1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Goddard Planetary Heliophysics Institute - GPHI, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States
Kyunghwan Dokgo1,2, Kyoung-Joo Hwang1,3, Eunjin Choi1,3 and David G Sibeck1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States, (3)University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States
Craig J Pollock, Denali Scientific, Healy, AK, United States, James L Burch, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, Alexandros Chasapis, Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Saint-Maur Des Fossés Cedex, France, Barbara L Giles, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, David A Mackler, Catholic University of America, Physics, Washington, DC, United States, William H Matthaeus, Bartol Research Institute and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States and Christopher T Russell, University of California, IGPP/EPSS, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Alexandros Chasapis1, William H Matthaeus2, Tulasi Parashar3, Stephen A Fuselier4, Bennett Maruca5, James Burch4, Thomas Earle Moore6, Tai Phan7, Craig J Pollock8, Daniel J Gershman9, Roy B Torbert4, Christopher T Russell10 and Robert J Strangeway11, (1)University of Delaware, Physics and Astronomy, Newark, DE, United States, (2)Bartol Research Institute and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, (3)University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, (4)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (5)Center for Astrophysics, Berkeley, CA, United States, (6)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Sci. Div., Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)UC Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (8)Denali Scientific, NA, Healy, AK, United States, (9)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Science Division, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (10)University of California, IGPP/EPSS, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (11)UCLA IGPP/ESS, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Kyoung-Joo Hwang1, David G Sibeck1, Barbara L Giles1, Robert C Fear2, Benoit Lavraud3, Takuma Nakamura4, James Burch5, Eunjin Choi6, Daniel J Gershman7, Craig Pollock8, Yuri V Khotyaintsev9, Robert Ergun10, William Paterson7, John Dorelli1, Levon A Avanov1, Christopher Russell11, Robert J Strangeway12 and Roy B Torbert5, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom, (3)IRAP, Toulouse, France, (4)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Plasma Theory and App, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (5)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (6)KAIST, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South), (7)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Science Division, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (8)West Virginia University, Greenbelt, United States, (9)IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, (10)University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (11)UCLA/EPSS, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (12)UCLA IGPP/ESS, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Youra SHIN, Space science research, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, Hee-Eun Kim, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Korea, Republic of (South), Ensang Lee, Dept. of Astronomy and Space Science, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Gyeonggi, South Korea and Jaejin Lee, KASI, Daejeon, South Korea
Benoit Lavraud1, Issaad Kacem1, Charles J Farrugia2, Marit Oieroset3, Meng Zhou4, Jonathan P Eastwood5, Jérémy Dargent1, John Dorelli6, James L Burch7, Barbara L Giles6, Stephen A Fuselier7, Daniel J Gershman8, Victoria N Coffey9, Robert Ergun10, Levon A Avanov6, Craig J Pollock11, Li-Jen Chen6, Michael O Chandler9, Vincent N Genot12, Stefan Eriksson13, Daniel Graham14, Elena E. Grigorenko15, Hiroshi Hasegawa16, Christian Jacquey1, Yuri V Khotyaintsev17, Aurelie Marchaudon1, Thomas Earle Moore18, Rumi Nakamura19, William R Paterson6, Amy Catherine Rager20, Tai Phan21, Christopher T Russell22, Yoshifumi Saito23, Jean-Andre Sauvaud1, Suzanne Elizabeth Smith24, Conrad Schiff18, Robert J Strangeway25, Sergio Toledo-Redondo26, Yoann Vernisse1, Shan Wang27 and Shoichiro Yokota28, (1)IRAP, Toulouse, France, (2)New hampshire university, Durham, NH, United States, (3)Univ California, Berkeley, CA, United States, (4)UCLA, Los Angeles, United States, (5)Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, (6)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (8)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Science Division, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (9)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (10)University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (11)Denali Scientific, Healy, AK, United States, (12)IRAP / CNRS / UPS, PEPS, Toulouse, France, (13)Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, (14)IRFU, Uppsala, Sweden, (15)Space Research Institute of RAS, Moscow, Russia, (16)ISAS Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Department of Solar System Sciences, Sagamihara, Japan, (17)IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, (18)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Sci. Div., Greenbelt, MD, United States, (19)Space Reserach Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria, (20)Catholic University of America, Physics, Washington, DC, United States, (21)UC Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (22)University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (23)ISAS Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa, Japan, (24)Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States, (25)Univ California, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (26)European Space Astronomy Centre, Madrid, Spain, (27)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (28)ISAS/JAXA, Sagamihara, Japan
Kristina Renee Pritchard1, James L Burch2, Stephen A Fuselier2, James Webster3, Kevin Genestreti4, Roy B Torbert2, Amy Catherine Rager5, Tai Phan6, Matthew R Argall7, Olivier Le Contel8, Christopher T Russell9, Robert J Strangeway10 and Barbara L Giles11, (1)University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (3)Rice University, Houston, TX, United States, (4)Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria, (5)Catholic University of America, Physics, Washington, DC, United States, (6)UC Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (7)Univ of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (8)Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique/UPMC, Paris, France, (9)University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (10)UCLA IGPP/ESS, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (11)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Xuexia Pang1, Jinbin Cao2 and Zechao Deng1, (1)Hebei University, College of Physics Science and Technology, Baoding, China, (2)Beihang University, Beijing, China
Huimin Li1, Lixin Guo1, Meng Zhou2, Qi Cheng1, Xiongdong Yu3, Shiyong Huang4 and Ye Pang2, (1)Xidian University, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Xi'an, China, (2)Nanchang University, Nanchang, China, (3)Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, (4)Wuhan University, School of Electronic and Information, Wuhan, China
Yuri V Khotyaintsev1, Daniel Bruce Graham1, Cecilia Norgren1, Andris Vaivads1, Wenya Li1, Andrey V Divin1, Mats Andre1, Stefano Markidis2, Per-Arne Lindqvist2, Ivy Bo Peng2, Matthew R Argall3, Robert Ergun4, Olivier Le Contel5, Werner Magnes6, Christopher T Russell7, Barbara L Giles8, Roy B Torbert9 and James L Burch9, (1)IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, (2)KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, (3)Univ of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (4)University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique/UPMC, Paris, France, (6)Space Research Institute (IWF)/Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria, (7)University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (8)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (9)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Roberto Manuzzo, Gérard Belmont and Laurence Rezeau, Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas (UMR7648) CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique/UPMC/Univ. Paris Sud/Obs. de Paris Paris (France, Paris, France
Tulasi N Parashar1, Sergio Servidio2, William H Matthaeus3, Alexandros Chasapis1, Denise Perrone4, Francesco Valentini5, Pierluigi Veltri2, Daniel J Gershman6, Steven J Schwartz7, Barbara L Giles6, Stephen A Fuselier8, Tai Phan9 and James Burch8, (1)University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, (2)Universita' della Calabria, Rende, Italy, (3)Bartol Research Institute and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, (4)European Space Agency, ESAC, Villanueva De La Cañada, Spain, (5)Universite della Calabria, Rende, Italy, (6)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)Earth and planetary and Space Sciences, Los angeles, United States, (8)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (9)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, United States
Yan Yang1, Alexandros Chasapis1, William H Matthaeus2 and Tulasi Parashar1, (1)University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, (2)Bartol Research Institute and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States