SH026:
Observing the Evolving Global Heliosphere over the Solar Cycle with IBEX and INCA





Session ID#: 24166

Session Description:
The Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) and the Ion and Neutral Camera (INCA) instrument on Cassini globally image the solar wind’s (SW) interaction with the local interstellar medium (LISM) by detecting energetic and lower energy neutral atoms that are created from and beyond heliospheric boundary regions. These observations provide a wealth of knowledge as the heliospheric environment evolves through the unique solar cycle 24, an era of activity unlike any other observed in the space age. We invite abstracts focusing on understanding the interaction of the SW with the LISM, the evolution of the global heliosphere, the properties and composition of the heliosheath and interstellar plasma, the processes causing particle acceleration due to solar and interstellar interactions, and the connections between IBEX, INCA and Voyager’s in situ measurements of heliospheric boundary regions and the LISM. These observations form the bases of a new chapter of exploration of our local galactic environment.
Primary Convener:  Nathan Schwadron, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Space Science Center, Durham, NH, United States
Conveners:  Stamatios M Krimigis, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Space, Laurel, MD, United States and Eric Zirnstein, Princeton University, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton, NJ, United States
Index Terms:

2124 Heliopause and solar wind termination [INTERPLANETARY PHYSICS]
2126 Heliosphere/interstellar medium interactions [INTERPLANETARY PHYSICS]
2144 Interstellar gas [INTERPLANETARY PHYSICS]
2151 Neutral particles [INTERPLANETARY PHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

David J McComas, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Kostas Dialynas, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece, Stamatios M Krimigis, JHU/APL, Laurel, MD, United States, Donald G Mitchell, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, Robert B Decker, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Space, Laurel, MD, United States and Edmond C Roelof, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States
Justyna M Sokol, Space Research Center Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, Maciej Bzowski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland and Munetoshi Tokumaru, Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Pawel Swaczyna, Maciej Bzowski and Justyna M Sokol, Space Research Center Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland
Maciej Bzowski1, Andrzej Czechowski2, Herbert O Funsten3, Jolanta Grygorczuk1, Jacob Heerikhuisen4, Marzena A. Kubiak1, Eberhard Moebius5, David J McComas6, Nathan Schwadron5, Justyna M Sokol1, Pawel Swaczyna1 and Eric Zirnstein7, (1)Space Research Center Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, (2)Space Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland, (3)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)Department of Space Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (6)Princeton University, Department of Astrophysical Sciences and Office of the Vice President for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (7)Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research, Huntsville, AL, United States
Marzena A. Kubiak1, Maciej Bzowski2, Andrzej Czechowski3 and Jolanta Grygorczuk1, (1)Space Research Center Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, (2)Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, (3)Space Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland
Maher A Dayeh1, Eric Zirnstein2, Herbert O Funsten3, Stephen A Fuselier1, David J McComas4, Nathan Schwadron5 and Jamey R Szalay2, (1)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (2)Princeton University, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton, NJ, United States, (3)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)Princeton University, Department of Astrophysical Sciences and Office of the Vice President for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (5)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States
Andre Galli1, Peter Wurz2, Nathan Schwadron3, Harald Kucharek4, Eberhard Moebius4, Maciej Bzowski5, Justyna M Sokol6, Marzena A. Kubiak6, Herbert O Funsten7, Stephen A Fuselier8 and David J McComas9, (1)University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, (2)University of Bern, Physikalisches Institut, Bern, Switzerland, (3)Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (4)Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (5)Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, (6)Space Research Center Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, (7)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (8)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (9)Princeton University, Department of Astrophysical Sciences and Office of the Vice President for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States
Eberhard Moebius1, Eric Bower2, Maciej Bzowski3, Stephen A Fuselier4, David Heirtzler5, Marzena A. Kubiak6, Harald Kucharek7, Martin A Lee8, David J McComas9, Nathan Schwadron7, Pawel Swaczyna6, Justyna M Sokol6 and Peter Wurz10, (1)University of New Hampshire, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, and Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States, (2)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Space Science Center, Durham, NH, United States, (3)Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, (4)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (5)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (6)Space Research Center Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, (7)Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (8)Univ of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (9)Office of the Vice President for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (10)University of Bern, Physikalisches Institut, Bern, Switzerland
Marc Zachary Kornbleuth1, Merav Opher2 and Adam Michael1, (1)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, (2)Boston University, Astronomy, Boston, MA, United States
Daniel Brett Reisenfeld1, Maciej Bzowski2, Herbert O Funsten3, Paul H Janzen4, Marzena A. Kubiak5, David J McComas6, Nathan Schwadron7 and Justyna M Sokol5, (1)University of Montana, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Missoula, MT, United States, (2)Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, (3)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)University of Montana, Missoula, MT, United States, (5)Space Research Center Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, (6)Office of the Vice President for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (7)Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States
Herbert O Funsten1, Maciej Bzowski2, Philip A Fernandes1, Priscilla C Frisch3, Paul H Janzen4, David J McComas5, Geoffrey D Reeves1, Daniel Brett Reisenfeld6, Nathan Schwadron7, James P Theiler1 and Gary Paul Zank8, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, (3)University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States, (4)University of Montana, Missoula, MT, United States, (5)Office of the Vice President for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (6)University of Montana, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Missoula, MT, United States, (7)Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (8)Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research, Huntsville, AL, United States
Hans-Reinhard Mueller, Dartmouth College, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Hanover, NH, United States and Brian E. Wood, Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC, United States