3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
[PEM14-07] Magnetosphere-Ionosphere coupling process produced by Ampere force forcing from the magnetosphere
Keywords:Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling, Ampere force forcing, dynamical polarization process
1. FAC forcing: map the FAC distribution from the magnetosphere to the ionosphere and calculate ionospheric electrostatic electric field (production of FAC-free polarization field),
2. Electric field forcing: map the electric field distribution from the magnetosphere to the ionosphere and calculate the FAC distribution at the ionosphere (production of polarization-free FAC distribution).
However, as discussed by Yoshikawa et al., , both of above ways cannot simultaneously satisfy energy and current conservation. Alternatively the way of M-I coupling through shear Alfven wave can do that in local coupling. On the other hand, Alfvenic-coupling with electrostatic approximation cannot provide physical mechanism how a localized Alfvenic coupling phenomenon drives global ionbospheric current system.
In this study, we propose a new way of M-I coupling theory that formulating the M-I coupling process as subsequent process of ion dynamics produced by the Ampere force forcing from the magnetosphere, that is, 3. Ampere force forcing: map the Ampere force from the magnetosphere to the ionosphere and calculate ionospheric flow through the force balance equation, induced electric field through the generalized Ohm’s law, a new magnetic field perturbation through Faraday’s induction law, new current density through Ampere’s law, and new Ampere’s force as a result of this coupling process can feed back to the magnetosphere.
Some example of M-I coupling process, aurora streamer, WTS evolution during substorm process, and dynamical Cowling channel formation will be discussed.