Tue. May 24, 2016 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
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:Craig James Pollock, Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University)
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.