*James L Burch1 (1.Southwest Research Inst.)
P (Space and Planetary Sciences ) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment
[P-EM16] Magnetospheric Multi Scale (MMS) mission: Accomplishments and Future Plans
convener:Yoshifumi Saito(Solar System Science Division, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), James L Burch(Southwest Research Institute), Barbara L Giles(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Hiroshi Hasegawa(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) formation flying satellites have been making unprecedentedly high time resolution measurements of collisionless plasmas in and around Earth's magnetosphere since it was launched in 2015. After completing its nominal mission in 2018, MMS has continued its observations including targeting the magnetic reconnection in the Earth's magnetotail.
The major purpose of this session is to summarize the new world of electron physics that MMS has so far revealed and also to consider a future observation plan recently submitted by the mission team for the extended mission of MMS especially during the coming several years.
The collaboration with multiple missions including Geotail, Cluster II, THEMIS, Arase and other solar terrestrial probes while MMS focuses into electron scale is the key to understanding multiscale phenomena in the Earth's magnetosphere.
We solicit contributions from satellite observations, numerical simulations, laboratory observations, and theories that relate MMS observations. Contributions to the possible future observation plans are especially welcome.
This is a joint session with American Geophysical Union (AGU).
We hope this session will promote further international collaboration among Japan, United States and space physicists all over the world.
[PEM16-02] Observations of multi-scale wave coupling and plasma mixing in the magnetotail separatrix
*Naritoshi Kitamura1, Masafumi Shoji2, Masahiro Kitahara3, Takanobu Amano1, Yoshiharu Omura4, Satoko Nakamura2, Yoshizumi Miyoshi2, Hiroshi Hasegawa5, Yuto Katoh3, Yoshifumi Saito5, Mariko Teramoto7, Reiko Nomura6, Shoichiro Yokota8, Daniel J Gershman9, Adolfo F Vinas9,10, Barbara L Giles9, Scott A Boardsen9,11, Craig J Pollock12, Christopher T Russell13, Robert J Strangeway13, Narges Ahmadi14, Per-Arne Lindqvist15, Robert E Ergun14, James L Burch16 (1.Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 2.Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, 3.Department of Geophysics, Graduate school of Science, Tohoku University, 4.Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, 5.Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 6.National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 7.Kyushu Institute of Technology, 8.Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 9.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 10.Department of Physics, American University, 11.University of Maryland, 12.Denali Scientific, 13.Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, 14.Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, 15.Royal Institute of Technology, 16.Southwest Research Institute)
Chika Umegaki1, *Takanobu Amano1, Naritoshi Kitamura1, Olivier Le Contel2, Narges Ahmadi3, Barbara L Giles4 (1.Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo, 2.Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique/Sorbonne Université/Univ. Paris-Sud/Obs. de Paris, 3.Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, 4.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
*Steven M Petrinec1, James L Burch2, Stephen A Fuselier2,3, Michael Hesse4, Roy Torbert2,5, Tai D Phan6, Barbara L Giles7 (1.Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, CA USA, 2.Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, USA, 3.University of Texas at San Antonio, TX, USA, 4.University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, 5.University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA, 6.University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, 7.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA)