Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information


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)

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

[PEM18-18] High-resolution auroral acceleration signatures within a highly dynamic onset arc

*Tetsuo Motoba1, Masafumi Hirahara1 (1.Nagoya University)


Auroral acceleration processes and structures related to onset auroral arcs remain poorly understood mostly due to the lack of adequate observations. The Reimei spacecraft has so far offered the best possibility to perform detailed high-resolution particle measurements conjugate to detailed fine-scale optical measurements with a small field of view. In this study we present simultaneous conjugate Reimei observations of fine-scale optical and particle signatures of a structured, highly dynamic onset arc that occurred on 16 March 2006. The favorable Reimei observations for the active arc crossing within a few seconds provide a detailed picture of the relationship between the structuring arc emissions and the causal particle acceleration processes.