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[PEM18-P03] Characteristics of Magnetic Field Oscillation of Pc5 Wave at the GEO Associated with MeV Electron Flux Enhancement
Keywords:MeV electron, Radiation Belt, ULF Wave
In this study we analyze the magnetic variation observed by GOES 10 and 11 satellites in the ENP coordinate system to compare the Pc5 pulsation observed at H057 (Maglat.=-66.42, L=6.25) and Skallen (Maglat.=-66.42, L=6.25) in Antarctica. In the case of the MeV electron flux enhancement occurred on February 26 – March 2, 2008, the P component (perpendicular northward from the orbital plane) of Pc5 power is almost comparable between the afternoon and noon sectors at the very beginning of the magnetic storm, while the Pc5 power in the N component (Eastward) is predominant in noon sector compared to that in the evening sector. During the recovery phase of the magnetic storm, the N-component Pc5 power in the in the evening is much larger than that in the noon sector, and the phase lag of the Pc5 shows the wave propagation from the evening to the noon sectors. The similar signatures also appear in the magnetic variations at H057 and Skallen.
These results suggest that the troidal oscillation of the Pc5 generated not only by KHI but also by another source in the night side play an important role of the drift resonance acceleration of the MeV electrons during the recovery phase of the magnetic storms.