Velocity Space: The Final Frontier

Session ID#: 24757

Session Description:
In weakly collisional space plasmas, such as the solar corona and solar wind, velocity space contains a wealth of information regarding the dynamics of the system. Using physics-based models to interpret the fluctuations in velocity space opens up novel means of identifying the physical mechanisms governing plasma heating and particle energization, a key goal of heliophysics. This session will highlight innovative new diagnostic techniques and analysis methods that are being developed to utilize fully the information contained in velocity space, including field-particle correlations, transformation and analysis of velocity-space structure using Hermite, Hankel, or other orthogonal basis sets, and studies of the quasilinear evolution of the velocity distribution function. Experimental, analytical, and numerical investigations that exploit particle velocity distribution function measurements in weakly collisional or collisionless plasmas are solicited.
Primary Convener:  Kristopher Gregory Klein, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Conveners:  Jason M TenBarge, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States and Gregory G Howes, University of Iowa, Physics and Astronomy, Iowa City, IA, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Oliver Allanson1,2, Thomas Neukirch2, Sascha Troscheit3 and Fiona Wilson2, (1)University of Reading, Meteorology, Reading, RG6, United Kingdom, (2)University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom, (3)University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Gregory G Howes1, Kristopher Gregory Klein2 and Andrew J McCubbin1, (1)University of Iowa, Physics and Astronomy, Iowa City, IA, United States, (2)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Leon Ofman, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States
Jimmy Juno1, Jason M TenBarge2, Ammar Hakim3 and William Dorland1, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (3)Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States
Emily Rose Lichko1, Jan Egedal1, William S Daughton2 and Justin Christophe Kasper3, (1)University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Joseph Thomas Parker1, Paul J Dellar2, Alexander A Schekochihin2 and Edmund G Highcock3, (1)Science and Technology Facilities Council, Didcot, OX11, United Kingdom, (2)University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, (3)Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Daniel J Gershman1, Adolfo Figueroa-Vinas2, John Dorelli2, Melvyn L Goldstein3, Jason R Shuster2, Levon A Avanov2, Scott A Boardsen4, Julia E Stawarz5, Steven J Schwartz6, Conrad Schiff7, Benoit Lavraud8, Yoshifumi Saito9, William R Paterson2, Barbara L Giles2, Craig J Pollock10, Robert J Strangeway11, Christopher T Russell12, Roy B Torbert13, Thomas Earle Moore7 and James L Burch13, (1)University of Maryland College Park, Ann Arbor, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)Goddard Planetary Heliophysics Institute, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)Imperial College London, London, SW7, United Kingdom, (6)Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, (7)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Sci. Div., Greenbelt, MD, United States, (8)IRAP, Toulouse, France, (9)ISAS Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa, Japan, (10)Denali Scientific, Healy, AK, United States, (11)UCLA IGPP/ESS, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (12)University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (13)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Ian William Hoppock, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States and Benjamin D G Chandran, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States
Earl Edward Scime1, Amy M Keesee1, Evan Aquirre1 and Timothy Good2, (1)West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States, (2)Gettysburg College, Physics, Gettysburg, United States