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★ [PEM10-14] An investigation of meteorological characteristics of ULF waves by ULTIMA global magnetometer observations
Keywords:ground-based magnetometers, ULTIMA, ULF waves, magnetosphere, magnetic storms
This study examines the short-term variability of ULF waves observed by magnetometer arrays affiliated with the Ultra Large Terrestrial International Magnetometer Array (ULTIMA) consortium. The global coverage of ULTIMA arrays allows us to examine the meteorological features of storm-time ULF waves in different corners of the magnetosphere. We find that the Pc 5 power can vary by more than 5 orders of magnitude between quiet times and storm times. The Pc 5 wave power at the time of Dst maximum tends to peak at highest latitudes. In contrast, the Pc 5 wave power at Dst minimum is strongest at auroral and subauroral latitudes. Global magnetometer observations confirm that the enhancement in wave power can be highly variable in the inner magnetosphere, demonstrating the need for future geospace models to address the meteorological characteristics of ULF waves.