JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

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

[P-EM13] [EE] Exploring space plasma processes with Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission

Sat. May 20, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 105 (International Conference Hall 1F)

convener:Hiroshi Hasegawa(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Thomas Earle Moore(NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr), Benoit Lavraud(IRAP), Seiji Zenitani(NAOJ National Astronomical Observatory of Japan), Chairperson:Hiroshi Hasegawa(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA)

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

[PEM13-03] Cold ion heating in the vicinity of the Hall field region in dayside magnetic reconnection

*Sergio Toledo Redondo1, Mats Andre2, Yuri Khotyaintsev2, Benoit Lavraud3,4, Wenya Li2, Denise Perrone1, Daniel Gershman5, Barbara Giles5, Craig J Pollock5, Stephen Fuselier6, Per-Arne Lindqvist7, Roy torbert8, Christopher T Russell9 (1.European Space Agengy (ESA), Spain, 2.Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden, 3.Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France, 4.Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Toulouse, France, 5.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA, 6.Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 7.Department of Space and Plasma Physics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 8.Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA, 9.Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA)

Keywords:Magnetic reconnection, cold ions, magnetosphere

Magnetic reconnection is a plasma process that enables exchange of mass and energy between the solar wind and the Earth’s magnetosphere. The magnetospheric side of the subsolar magnetopause is often populated by cold (10 eV) plasma of ionospheric origin, in addition to the common hot (10 keV) magnetospheric plasma. We present MMS observations of magnetic reconnection with the presence of ionospheric cold plasma and investigate the heating mechanisms as well as their implications for the global energy budget. It is found that cold ions are pre-heated already inside the magnetospheric separatrix region before entering the exhaust, in the vicinity of the Hall electric field. The temperature increases one order of magnitude and the heating is mainly perpendicular to the magnetic field.