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[PEM14-23] Study on Effects of Ionospheric Polarization Field and Inner Boundary Conditions on Magnetospheric Dynamics and Substorm Processes in Global MHD Simulation
Keywords:M-I Coupling, Ionospheric Polarization Field, Hall Conductance Inhomogeneity, Substorm, Global Magnetosphere MHD Simulation, Inner Boundary Conditions
Our investigation is generally classified into two categories; (A) the one in the context of the M-I coupling algorithm and (B) the other in the context of the inner boundary conditions imposed on MHD variables.
As for (A), the currently and commonly used algorithm is as follows; the FACs (rotB) of the MHD region are inputted to a potential solver embedded at the ionosphere altitude with prescribed conductance distribution, then calculated electric field is mapped back to the MHD region as the velocity field. In the present study, as the first step, we investigate the effect of inhomogeneity of ionospheric Hall conductance distribution. The background of this direction is the recently proposed concept of ionospheric control [Yoshikawa et al, 2008; 2013a, Nakamizo et al., SGEPSS, 2013] based on generalized theory for ionospheric polarization/Cowling channel formations [Yoshikawa et al, 2008; 2013b]
As for (B), normally either the Neumann or Dirichret conditions are selected for MHD variables (plasma density/pressure, velocity, deviation components of magnetic field from the intrinsic field). Other adjustments, representing particle precipitations, neutral wind friction, polar wind, and so on, are included. In the present study, we perform simulations with different pairs of boundary conditions for MHD variables.
In this presentation, we compare and discuss the obtained results.