SM016:
Impact of heavy ions on magnetospheric processes


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Session ID#: 24246

Session Description:
The presence of heavy ions in the near-Earth environment has a profound impact on the global magnetosphere-ionosphere dynamics, especially during times of increased geomagnetic activity. Heavy ions affect the structure and properties of the current sheet, the mass loading of the magnetosphere, the reconnection processes, and can modify local properties of the plasma. The presence of heavy ions influences plasma wave properties such as propagation and wave frequency, which dependent on the mass composition. Tracking heavy ions provides clues regarding the generalized ionospheric outflow process and its role in controlling the ionosphere-magnetosphere system. Knowledge of heavy ion contribution to the near-Earth plasma together with their differential transport throughout the magnetosphere system, provides a unique insight into the connection between the macro-scale dynamics and micro-scale processes that govern this region. This session welcomes presentations on research pertaining to impact of heavy ions on magnetospheric processes, including observational, theoretical and/or numerical studies.
Primary Convener:  Raluca Ilie, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States
Conveners:  Vania K Jordanova, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Space Science and Applications, Los Alamos, NM, United States and Andrew W Yau, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Co-Organized with:
SPA-Magnetospheric Physics, and SPA-Aeronomy

Cross-Listed:
  • SA - SPA-Aeronomy
Index Terms:

2720 Energetic particles: trapped [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
2736 Magnetosphere/ionosphere interactions [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
2740 Magnetospheric configuration and dynamics [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
2760 Plasma convection [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Don E George, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States and Jörg-Micha Jahn, Southwest Research Inst, San Antonio, TX, United States
Daniel T Welling, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Michael Warren Liemohn, University of Michigan, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Lynn M Kistler, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States
Niloufar Nowrouzi, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Space Science Center, Durham, NH, United States, Lynn M Kistler, Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, Eric J Lund, College Brook Scientific, Durham, NH, United States and Xia Cai, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States
Elena E. Grigorenko1, S. D. Shuvalov1, Helmi V Malova2 and Lev M Zelenyi3, (1)Space Research Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia, (2)Scobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow, Russia, (3)Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Russia
Vania K Jordanova, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Space Science and Applications, Los Alamos, NM, United States, Xiangrong Fu, New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, NM, United States, Michael G Henderson, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, Steven Morley, LANL, Los Alamos, United States, Daniel T Welling, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Yiqun Yu, Beihang University, Beijing, China
Huy-Sinh Trung, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Raluca Ilie, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States and Michael Warren Liemohn, University of Michigan, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Muhammad Fraz Bashir1,2, Raluca Ilie3, Muhammad Irfan1, Muhammad Shahid1 and Lunjin Chen4, (1)COMSATS Institute of Information Techonolgy Lahore, Department of Physics, Lahore, Pakistan, (2)COMSATS Institute of Infotmation Technology Lahore, Department of Physics, Lahore, Pakistan, (3)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (4)University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States
Paul Tenfjord and Michael Hesse, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Kristoff W Paulson1, Roy B Torbert2, Charles William Smith3, Scott A Boardsen4, Harlan E. Spence5 and Stephen A Fuselier2, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (3)University of New Hampshire, Department of Physics and Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, Durham, NH, United States, (4)Goddard Planetary Heliophysics Institute, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States
German Farinas Perez and David G Sibeck, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Jörg-Micha Jahn1, Jerry Goldstein2, Geoffrey D Reeves3, Philip A Fernandes3, Ruth M Skoug3, Brian Larsen3 and Harlan E. Spence4, (1)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (2)Southwest Research Inst, San Antonio, TX, United States, (3)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States
Peter J Chi, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Kazue Takahashi, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States and Richard Eugene Denton, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States
Philip A Fernandes1, Brian Larsen1, Ruth M Skoug1, Geoffrey D Reeves1, Michael Denton2, Miles Engel1, Cristian Ferradas3, Herbert O Funsten1, Michael G Henderson1, Joerg-Micha Jahn4, Steven Morley5 and Michelle F Thomsen1, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)New Mexico Consortium, Space Science, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (5)LANL, Los Alamos, United States