JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[EE] Poster

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

[P-EM14] [EE] Dynamics in magnetosphere and ionosphere

Sat. May 20, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

convener:Tomoaki Hori(Graduate school of Science, University of Tokyo), Yoshimasa Tanaka(National Institute of Polar Research), Aoi Nakamizo(Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Mitsunori Ozaki(Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University)

[PEM14-P15] Global mapping of ionospheric plasma velocity distributions using spherical elementary current systems based on SuperDARN data

*Shin'ya Nakano1, Tomoaki Hori2, Kanako Seki2, Nozomu Nishitani3 (1.The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 2.Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo, 3.Institute of Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University)

Keywords:ionospheric convection, SuperDARN, spherical elementary current systems

We have developed a method for estimating the global distribution of ionospheric plasma velocity from the SuperDARN data. The SuperDARN observations have a wide spatial coverage. However, it is difficult to obtain a global ionospheric convection map from the SuperDARN data because individual radars give only line-of-sight components of plasma drift velocity and the data are frequently missing. In our technique, the plasma velocity distribution is represented by a sum of divergence-free spherical elementary current systems, which provides a constraint ensuring the divergence free condition. In this paper, we will demonstrate a preliminary results obtained by our newly developed method.