Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Poster)

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

[P-EM04] Space Weather, Space Climate, and VarSITI

Sun. May 22, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Ryuho Kataoka(National Institute of Polar Research), Antti Pulkkinen(NASA GSFC), Yusuke Ebihara(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Toshifumi Shimizu(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA), Ayumi Asai(Unit for Synergetic Studies of Space, Kyoto University), Hidekatsu Jin(National Institude of Information and Communications Technology), Tatsuhiko Sato(Japan Atomic Energy Agency), Kanya Kusano(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Hiroko Miyahara(College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University), Kiminori Itoh(Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University), Kazuo Shiokawa(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Takuji Nakamura(National Institute of Polar Research), Shigeo Yoden(Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Kiyoshi Ichimoto(Kwasan and Hida Observatories, Kyoto University), Mamoru Ishii(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[PEM04-P17] The Mid-Latitude Trough and the Plasmapause Detected by DEMETER

*ChaoYen Chen1, Jann-Yenq Liu1, I-Tee Lee2 (1.National Central University, Taiwan, 2.Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan, R.O.C)

Keywords:ionosphere, mid-latitude trough, plasmapause

This paper finds the mid-latitude trough and the plasmapause by the daytime/nighttime (about 10:00/22:00 LT, local time, respectively) electron density, electron temperature, and whistler of DEMETER during 2006-2009. The electron density and the electron temperature are useful to allocate the trough, while the whistler can be used to find the plasmapause. It is found that the trough is very unclear and complex in the daytime, and however the plasmapause can be detected in both daytime and nighttime. Therefore, we focus on the relationship of nighttime trough and plasmapause in various seasons and geomagnetic actives. Results show that the mid-latitude trough tends to appear in the polarward side of the plasmapause, and the trough moves equatorrward during a higher geomagnetic activity, while the plasmapause is insensitive to the activity.