Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[JJ] Evening Poster

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

[P-EM18] Physics and Chemistry in the Atmosphere and Ionosphere

Tue. May 22, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Yuichi Otsuka(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Takuya Tsugawa(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Seiji Kawamura(国立研究開発法人 情報通信研究機構)

[PEM18-P09] Local modeling of the thermosphere-ionosphere dynamics in the polar region

*Ooigawa Tomokazu1, Hiroyuki Shinagawa2, Satoshi Taguchi1 (1.Department of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, 2.National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

Keywords:simulation, polar region, Joule heating

The thermosphere and ionosphere in the polar region have been studied for a long time. Recent results of the ground and satellite measurements have suggested that local dynamics of the auroral thermosphere and ionosphere are extremely complicated. Global dynamics can be basically explained by Joule heating or particle precipitation heating, or convection driven by the ion-neutral drag force. However, various observations indicate that superposition or interaction of several processes play an important role in controlling the local dynamics of the thermosphere and ionosphere. Although phenomena with a typical horizontal spatial scale larger than the vertical scale height can be reproduced with traditional hydrostatic atmosphere models, mesoscale phenomena with a horizontal scale less than about 100 km can only be quantitatively treated with nonhydostatic atmosphere models. In order to study the behavior of the local thermosphere-ionosphere dynamics, we employ a nonhydrostatic local atmospheric model coupled with the ionospheric model. We will report on how the thermosphere-ionosphere dynamics is modified depending on the temporal and spatial scales of the polar heating region.