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-EM07] Dynamics in magnetosphere and ionosphere

Tue. May 24, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Yoshimasa Tanaka(National Institute of Polar Research), Aoi Nakamizo(Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Mitsunori Ozaki(Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University), Shin'ya Nakano(The Institute of Statistical Mathematics), Tomoaki Hori(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[PEM07-P07] Cold heavy ion composition in the lower plasmasphere estimated from lightning induced EMIC waves

*Shoya Matsuda1, Yoshiya Kasahara1, Craig Kletzing2 (1.Information and Media Center, Kanazawa University, 2.Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Iowa)

Keywords:Ion cyclotron whistler, EMIC wave, heavy ion

Ion cyclotron whistler waves are electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) mode waves induced by lightning discharge. Propagation properties of ion cyclotron whistler waves strongly depend on the local cold heavy-ion composition. Crossover frequency is an important frequency for the ion cyclotron whistlers, which is a function of the ion composition. In this study, we examine the variation in the crossover frequency of heavy ion band ion cyclotron whistler waves observed by the Van Allen probes and the Akebono satellites. We found that the crossover frequencies of the observed events decreased with increasing altitude. This suggests the total heavy-ion composition is high at low altitudes and decreases with increasing altitude around lower plasmasphere. We can determine the composition of three species of ions by measuring two crossover frequencies. We focus on H+ band and He+ band ion cyclotron whistler waves, and estimate proton-helium ion ratio (n(He+)/n(H+)) and proton-oxygen ion ratio (n(O+)/n(H+)) in the lower plasmasphere. This wave-based approach used in this study can also be a useful means of estimating unknown cold-ion distributions in the inner magnetosphere.