Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-CG Complex & General

[P-CG21] Planetary atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere

Thu. May 26, 2016 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Takeshi Imamura(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science), Yukihiro Takahashi(Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University), Yoshiyuki O. Takahashi(Graduate School of Science, Kobe University), Keiichiro Fukazawa(Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University), Hiromu Nakagawa(Planetary Atmosphere Physics Laboratory, Department of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University)

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

[PCG21-P15] Observation of Jupiter's synchrotron radiation in the magnetospheric variation period

*Hiroaki Misawa1, Fuminori Tsuchiya1, Shinya Satoh1, Hajime Kita1, Mamoru Sekido2, Kazuhiro Takefuji2, Eiji Kawai2, Tetsuro Kondo2, Shingo Hasegawa2 (1.Planetary Plasma and Atmospheric Research Center, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, 2.National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

Keywords:Jupiter, synchrotron radiation, radiation belt, magnetospheric variation

Rapid variation of relativistic electrons in Jupiter's radiation has been inferred with the time scale of a day or less from the observation of Jupiter's synchrotron radiation (JSR) at 327MHz. The Galileo Jupiter orbiter data showed this rapid variation has some relation with the (recurrent) magnetic reconfiguration events (MRE) in the outer magnetosphere, however, the causality of the rapid variation of JSR and MRE have not been known yet. One plausible causality for MRE is proposed to be enhancement of mass loading originally brought by enhancement of plasma originated from Io. In the middle of Jan. to May, 2015, obvious Io plasma enhancement has been identified by the ground-based optical observation (Yoneda et al., 2015) and also the Hisaki spacecfarft observation. This phenomena gives us a good opportunity to directly confirm the relation between the occurrence of rapid variation of Jupiter's radiation belt and enhancement of the Iogenic plasma. We have made a quasi regular JSR observation at 2.3GHz for about three weeks in March, 2015 using the Kashima 34m radio telescope with a new observation method to eliminate artificial radio noises. We will report the result of this JSR observation and discuss variation characteristics.