Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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

[P-EM18] Dynamics in magnetosphere and ionosphere

Wed. May 25, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 103 (1F)

Convener:*Tomoaki Hori(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), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Chair:Tetsuo MOTOBA(Nagoya University), Yuki Obana(Department of Engineering Science, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka Electro-Communication University)

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

[PEM18-13] A new perspective of MI-coupling in auroral zone associated with Pi2 pulsations

*Osuke Saka1 (1.Office Geophysik)

Keywords:substorm, MI coupling, Auroras

A new perspective of MI coupling in auroral zone proposed in our model includes:
(1). During the substorm onset, the surface waves are excited in the nighttime sector by the K-H instability at the earthward interface of the flow diversion.
(2). The surface waves were coupled to the Alfven waves in the magnetosphere, where a strong wave coupling that leads to FLR was not assumed.
(3). The weakly coupled Alfven waves may not carry field-aligned currents (FAC) from the magnetosphere but generate the convergent electric field regions in the ionosphere by the combined modes of the field line oscillations.
The convergent electric fields produce loop currents in the ionosphere, as well as upward FAC at the center and downward FAC in the peripheral. The FAC system may be sustained directly by the enhanced parallel flows of plasma sheet electrons and their returns. The convergent electric field regions correspond to the westward traveling surge (WTS) in the active auroras.
Saka et al., JASTP, 2007, 2010, 2012
Saka et al., JGR, 2012, 2015
Saka et al., AnnGeo, 2014