Bringing Space Down to Earth: Space Physics in the Laboratory

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Session ID#: 25435

Session Description:
Laboratory experiments provide an important complement to spacecraft missions to study key questions at the forefront of space physics, including turbulence, magnetic reconnection, particle acceleration, and instabilities. The ability to control parameters, better diagnostic access, and reproducibility are significant advantages that experiments have over spacecraft measurements, making them an important addition to theoretical studies, numerical simulations, and spacecraft observations of space plasmas. Experiments can be performed to determine the physics underlying observed phenomena, test analysis techniques, and inform future spacecraft missions. Because the laboratory and space physics communities often don’t communicate, this session convenes a panel of experts from both communities to highlight common ground, covering new scientific results, analysis techniques, and open questions.  These topics are relevant to current and future space missions, including Magnetospheric MultiScale, Van Allen Probes, Solar Probe Plus, GOLD, ICON, Juno, Cassini, and MAVEN.
Primary Convener:  Amy M Keesee, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States
Convener:  Gregory G Howes, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, United States

  • P - Planetary Sciences
  • SA - SPA-Aeronomy
  • SH - SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics
Index Terms:

5494 Instruments and techniques [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]
5794 Instruments and techniques [PLANETARY SCIENCES: FLUID PLANETS]
6297 Instruments and techniques [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]
7831 Laboratory studies and experimental techniques [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Bill Amatucci1, Erik M Tejero1, Gurudas Ganguli1, Dave Blackwell1, Carl Lon Enloe1, Eric Gillman1, Dave Walker2 and George Gatling1, (1)US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Sotera Defense Solutions, Crofton, MD, United States
Daniel F Berisford1, Elizabeth M. Carey1, Kevin P Hand2 and Mathieu Choukroun1, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, Pasadena, CA, United States
Justin Christophe Kasper, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA, United States
Kristina A Lynch, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States
Thomas Earle Moore, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Sci. Div., Greenbelt, MD, United States and Li-Jen Chen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States; University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Craig Kletzing, University of Iowa, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa City, IA, United States
Shreekrishna Tripathi, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Robert P Hodyss, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States