Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[EE] Poster

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

[P-EM13] Study of coupling processes in solar-terrestrial system

Sun. May 20, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Mamoru Yamamoto(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Yasunobu Ogawa(National Institute of Polar Research), Satonori Nozawa(名古屋大学宇宙地球環境研究所, 共同), Akimasa Yoshikawa(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kyushu University)

[PEM13-P07] A survey of conditions for artificial aurora experiments at EISCAT Tromsø site using dynasonde data

*Takuo T. Tsuda1, Michael T. Rietveld2, Michael J. Kosch3, Shin-ichiro Oyama4, Keisuke Hosokawa1, Satonori Nozawa4, Tetsuya Kawabata4, Akira Mizuno4, Yasunobu Ogawa5 (1.University of Electro-Communications, 2.EISCAT Scientific Association, 3.South African National Space Agency, 4.Nagoya University, 5.National Institute of Polar Research)

Keywords:Artificial aurora, Ionospheric heating, EISCAT, Tromsø, dynasonde

We report a brief survey of conditions for artificial aurora optical experiments in F region heating with O-mode at EISCAT Tromsø site using dynasonde data from 2000 to 2017. According to the results from our survey, we can find the following: the possible condition for the artificial aurora experiments is concentrated on twilight hours in both evening and morning, compared with late night hours; the possible condition appear in fall, winter, and spring while there is no chance in summer, and the month-to-month variation among fall, winter, and spring is not so clear. The year-to-year variation is well correlated with the solar cycle, and experiments during the solar minimum would be almost hopeless. These findings are useful for planning future artificial aurora optical experiments.