Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Session information

International Session (Oral)

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

[P-EM06] Magnetospheric Multi-Scale (MMS) mission -- A new age of magnetospheric physics

Tue. May 24, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 103 (1F)

Convener:*Seiji Zenitani(National Astronomical Observatory of Japan), Naritoshi Kitamura(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Yoshifumi Saito(Solar System Science Division, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Paul Cassak(West Virginia University), Li-Jen Chen(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Craig Pollock(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Chair:Mitsuo Oka(University of California Berkeley), Seiji Zenitani(National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)

NASA's Magnetospheric Multi-Scale (MMS) mission is an international multi-satellite mission to probe space plasmas in Earth's magnetosphere. It is the first mission to spatially and temporally resolve electron-scale physics. The mission's primary target is to understand magnetic reconnection, but its ultra-high-resolution observation will help us to understand various other magnetospheric processes. Launched in March 2015, the four MMS spacecrafts have been probing Earth's dayside magnetopause since September 2015. MMS will further probe reconnection sites in the magnetotail in 2017. Therefore, it is a worthy time to gather an discuss what is being learned with MMS.
The purpose of this session is to overview the current status, to bring the latest results to the community, and to anticipate future prospects of all MMS-related science. We invite contributions from satellite observations, numerical simulations, laboratory observations, and theories that address the physics of magnetic reconnection and MMS-related magnetospheric processes. Geotail, Cluster2, THEMIS, VAP, and other observations that enlighten future MMS observations are welcome.
This is a joint session with American Geophysical Union (AGU). We hope this session will boost international collaboration between Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) scientists, AGU scientists, and space physicists around the world.

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

*James L Burch1, Roy B. Torbert1,2, Tai D. Phan3, Li-Jen Chen4, Thomas E Moore5, Robert E Ergun6, Jonathan P Eastwood7, Daniel J Gershman5, Matthew R Argall2, Shan Wang4, Michael Hesse5, Craig J Pollock15, Barbara L Giles5, Rumi Nakamura8, Barry H Mauk9, Stephen A Fuselier1, Christopher T Russell10, Robert J Strangeway10, Paul A Cassak11, James F Drake4, Michael A Shay12, Yuri Khotyaintsev13, Per-Arne Lindqvist14, Frederick D Wilder6, Mitsuo Oka3, John C Dorelli5, Jerry Goldstein1, Daniel N Baker6 (1.Southwest Research Institute, 2.University of New Hampshire, 3.University of California, Berkeley, 4.University of Maryland, 5.NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, 6.University of Colorado LASP, 7.Imperial College London, 8.Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 9.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 10.University of California, Los Angeles, 11.West Virginia University, 12.University of Delaware, 13.Swedish Institute of Space Physics, 14.Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, 15.Denali Scientific)

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

*Yoshizumi Miyoshi1, Iku Shinohara2, Takeshi Takashima2, Kazushi Asamura2, haruhisa matsumoto2, Nana Higashio2, Takefumi Mitani2, Shoichiro Yokota2, Satoshi Kasahara2, Yoichi Kazama3, Shaing-Yu Wang3, Masafumi Hirahara1, Yoshiya Kasahara4, Yasumasa Kasaba4, Satoshi Yagitani4, Ayako Matsuoka2, Hirotsugu Kojima6, Masaki Fujimoto2, Kazuo Shiokawa1, Kanako Seki7, Yuto Katoh5, Takayuki Ono5 (1.Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, 2.JAXA, 3.Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 4.Kanazawa University, 5.Tohoku University, 6.Kyoto University, 7.The University of Tokyo)

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

*Craig J. Pollock1, Barbara L. Giles1, Yoshifumi Saito2, William Matthaeus3, Roy Torbert4,5 (1.NASA Goddard Space Center, 2.Solar System Science Division, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3.University of Delaware, 4.University of New Hampshire, 5.Southwest Research Institute)