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

Tue. May 26, 2015 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM 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:Yusuke Ebihara(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University)

3:40 PM - 3:55 PM

[PEM08-06] Spatial and temporal variation of Sub-Auroral Polarization Streams: Initial results from the SuperDARN HOP radars

*Nozomu NISHITANI1, Tomoaki HORI1 (1.Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University)

Keywords:SuperDARN HOP radars, sub-auroral polarization streams, substorm

Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) is a network of HF radars deployed in both hemispheres. The SuperDARN Hokkaido West radar, one of SuperDARN HOkkaido Pair of (HOP) radars, is the newest SuperDARN radar located in Rikubetsu, Hokkaido, Japan, which began its operation in October 2014. Longitudinal coverage of subauroral ionosphere over several hours of magnetic local time by the SuperDARN HOP radars, together with other midlatitude SuperDARN radars, will enable us to study the detailed characteristics of Sub-Auroral Polarization Streams (SAPS), and to find clues to their generation, growth and decay mechanisms. In this paper initial results of the SuperDARN Hokkaido Pair of (HOP) radars observation of SAPS, with focus on the location / timing of SAPS activity relative to geomagnetic activity such as substorms, will be presented.