Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[J] Poster

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

[P-EM18] Heliosphere and Interplanetary Space

Wed. May 29, 2019 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Ken Tsubouchi(University of Electro-Communications), Masaki N Nishino(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science), Yasuhiro Nariyuki(Faculty of Human Development, University of Toyama), Kazumasa Iwai(Institute for Space?Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University)

[PEM18-P02] Energy conversion process at the lunar wake boundary

*Tomoko Nakagawa1, Hideo Tsunakawa2, Yoshifumi Saito3 (1.Information and Communication Engineering, Tohoku Institute of Technology, 2.Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology , 3.JAXA,ISAS)

Keywords:lunar wake, solar wind, vortex

At the lunar wake boundary, the solar wind ions are accelerated toward the center of the wake due to the pressure gradient, and produce vortex motion whose direction is consistent with the polarization of the magnetic fluctuations. The kinetic energy of the solar wind is converted into the electromagnetic energy and then field-aligned electric current.