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-EM15] Dynamics in magnetosphere and ionosphere

Mon. May 21, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Yoshimasa Tanaka(National Institute of Polar Research), Tomoaki Hori(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Aoi Nakamizo(情報通信研究機構 電磁波研究所, 共同), Mitsunori Ozaki(Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University)

[PEM15-P09] Nightside Ultra-Low-Frequency waves observed in the topside ionosphere by the DEMETER satellite

*Xinyan Ouyang1 (1.Institute of Earthquake Forecasting, China Earthquake Administration)

Keywords:topside ionosphere, ultra-low-frequency oscillations, electron density perturbations

We study Ultra-Low-Frequency waves (ULF) at frequencies 17-100 mHz observed in the topside ionosphere by the DEMETER satellite in a ~5-year period from January 2006 to November 2010. Our results show that two types of ULF oscillations occur on the nightside in the L<2 region. These two kinds of ULF oscillations are separated based on cross-covariance analysis between electric field in the DC/ULF range and electron density. Type I ULF oscillations, accompanied by electron density perturbations (average |δNe/Ne0|>5%), are found to lag behind density variations; and the longitudinal distribution of type I ULF oscillations is quite similar to the distribution of plasma irregularities at solar minimum. These signatures suggest that type I ULF oscillations are related to plasma irregularities that are common phenomena in the nightside F region ionosphere. The characteristics of type II ULF oscillations (without significant electron density perturbations) agree well with those features of mid-latitude ionospheric electric field fluctuations, which are not thought to be related to magnetospheric origins.