Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Session information

International Session (Poster)

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 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

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)

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.

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

*Hirotoshi Uchino1, Satoshi Kurita2, Yuki Harada3, Shinobu Machida2 (1.Solar-Planetary Electromagnetism Laboratory,Department of Geophysics,Faculty of Science,Kyoto University, 2.Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, 3.Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

*Kevin Genestreti1,2, Stephen A Fuselier2,1, Jerry Goldstein2,1, Tsugunobu Nagai3, Jonathan P Eastwood4 (1.Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Texas San Antonio, 2.Space Science and Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute, 3.Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4.The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London)