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[PEM07-12] Properties of large amplitude geomagnetic sudden commencement (SC)
Keywords:geomagnetic sudden commencement(SC), interplanetary shock, LT variation, large amplitude
When the magnetosphere is compressed by IPS, field aligned currents (FACs) and ionospheric currents (ICs) are induced in addition to the primary magnetopause current (MPC). The LT variations of SC amplitude is produced by them which should be taken into account in estimation of Pd using Siscoes relationship.
When Pd is larger than about 30nPa, the magnetopause enters into the inside of the geosynchronous orbit. At that time the configuration of the MPC, FAC and IC might be different and contribute differently to the LT variation of SC amplitude. Thus it is important to examine the LT variation of large SCs and reflect the result in estimation of Pd associated with IPS.
Here we study properties of large amplitude SC including its LT variation. .