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-EM16] Dynamics of Earth's Inner Magnetosphere and Initial Results from Arase

Tue. May 22, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Danny Summers(Memorial University of Newfoundland), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Keisuke Hosokawa(電気通信大学大学院情報理工学研究科, 共同), Yusuke Ebihara(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University)

[PEM16-P18] Energetic electrons observed in the plasma sheet near the outer radiation belt

*Iku Shinohara1, Tsugunobu Nagai8, Takefumi Mitani1, Satoshi Kasahara2, Yoichi Kazama3, Shiang-Yu Wang3, Sunny W. Y. Tam4, Nana Higashio5, Ayako Matsuoka1, Kazushi Asamura1, Shoichiro Yokota6, Takeshi Takashima1, Yoshizumi Miyoshi7 (1.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency/Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, 2.University of Tokyo / Graduate School of Science, 3.Academia Sinica/Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 4. National Cheng Kung University, 5.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency/Research and Development Directorate, 6.Osaka University / Graduate School of Science, 7.Nagoya Univerisity/Institute for Space-Earth Environment Research, 8.Tokyo Institute of Technology / Graduate School of Science and Engineering)

Keywords:energetic electron bursts, electron acceleration, outer radiation belt

Energetic electron bursts observed in the plasma sheet near the outside edge of the outer radiation belt are surveyed by using the data obtained by Arase (ERG) during the last summer from May to July, 2017, when the apogee local time was located around the midnight. The orbital inclination of Arase is about 31 degrees, so that Arase can observe higher latitude plasma sheet near the plasma sheet boundary, and, as expected, Arase observed the plasma sheet just outside of the outer radiation belt. In these observations, we found that energetic electron bursts up to 500 keV frequently appear at higher L-value plasma sheet. There were 36 electron burst events during the interval. Possible sources of these energetic electron bursts of a few hundreds keV in the region are (1) directly accelerated from magnetotail reconnection sites and (2) dispersion-less injections. It is interesting to distinguish the acceleration source of them and address each contribution of the energy input to the radiation belt for understanding the relation between magnetotail reconnection and the acceleration of MeV electrons in the radiation belts. These electron bursts do not show beam like velocity distributions, and, in some events, bursts are associated with the injection like magnetic field fluctuation. We will discuss these characteristics of the observed energetic electron bursts by using the wide-range electron distribution measurements.