SH029:
IMAP: Understanding the Interaction Between the Heliosphere and the Galaxy, and Particle Energization in the Heliosphere





Session ID#: 24725

Session Description:
The next Solar Terrestrial Probes mission, IMAP (Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe), will launch no later than 2024. IMAP's scientific objectives are focused on the understanding of: 1) the interaction between the solar wind, with its magnetic field, and the local interstellar medium; 2) the temporal and spatial evolution of that interaction region; 3) the properties of the local interstellar medium; and 4) particle injection and acceleration throughout the heliosphere. This session will emphasize the science that can be achieved with IMAP and what needs to be done to make IMAP a success.
Primary Convener:  William H Matthaeus, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States
Conveners:  Eric R Christian, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Stephen A Fuselier, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Index Terms:

2114 Energetic particles [INTERPLANETARY PHYSICS]
2124 Heliopause and solar wind termination [INTERPLANETARY PHYSICS]
2126 Heliosphere/interstellar medium interactions [INTERPLANETARY PHYSICS]
7845 Particle acceleration [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Nathan Schwadron, Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States
Eric Zirnstein, Princeton University, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton, NJ, United States
Roman Garcia Gomez1, Stephen A Fuselier1, Joey Mukherjee2 and Carrie Ann Gonzalez1, (1)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (2)Southwest Research Inst, San Antonio, TX, United States
Andreas Taut1, Lars Berger1, Christian Drews1, Jonathan Bower2, Duncan Keilbach3, Martin A Lee4, Eberhard Moebius5 and R F Wimmer-Schweingruber6, (1)University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany, (2)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (3)Vancouver, BC, Canada, (4)Univ of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (5)Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (6)IEAP, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Philip Quinn1, Nathan Schwadron2, Eberhard Moebius2, Lars Berger3 and Christian Drews3, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, (2)Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (3)University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Adam Szabo, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Jonathan Bower1, Eberhard Moebius2, Andreas Taut3, Lars Berger3, Christian Drews3, Martin A Lee4 and Charles J Farrugia5, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, (2)Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (3)University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany, (4)Univ of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (5)New hampshire university, Durham, NH, United States