Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM08] Progress in Physics of the Inner Magnetosphere

Wed. May 27, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM 302 (3F)

Convener:*Danny Summers(Dept of Math and Stats,Memorial University of Newfoundland), Yusuke Ebihara(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Solar-Terrestrial Environement Laboratory, Nagoya University), Chair:Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Solar-Terrestrial Environement Laboratory, Nagoya University)

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

[PEM08-15] Statistical analysis of plasmaspheric EMIC waves

Yuichi KATO1, *Yoshizumi MIYOSHI1, Kaori SAKAGUCHI2, Yoshiya KASAHARA3, Shoya MATSUDA3, Kunihiro KEIKA1, Masafumi SHOJI1, Naritoshi KITAMURA1, Shuhei HASEGAWA1, Atsushi KUMAMOTO4, Kazuo SHIOKAWA1 (1.Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University, Japan, 2.National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, 3.Information Media Center, Kanazawa University, Japan, 4.Department of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University)

Keywords:EMIC wave, statistical analysis, occurrence mechanism, magnetosonic wave, spatial distribution

We investigate statistically the plasmaspheric EMIC wave using the Akebono/VLF measurements. The plasmaspheric EMIC waves are mainly observed at lower L-shell region (L<2). There are no significant MLT dependences and geomagnetic activities, which are different from the EMIC waves outside the plasmapause. We also investigate statistically the magnetosonic mode waves (MSW), and MSW are typically observed at L>2.5. There are some events to show that EMIC waves and MSW are simultaneous observed, suggesting that MSW convert to EMIC waves inside the plasmasphere. Considering the results from the statistical survey, we propose two different mechanisms on the origin of the plasmaspheric EMIC waves. One possibility is the cyclotron resonance with energetic ions. The estimated resonance energy of ions is a few hundred keV that are radiation belt ions. Another possibility is the mode conversion from MSW. MSW propagate radially into the inner magnetosphere after the generation at the outer portion of the plasmasphere, and then MSW convert to EMIC waves.