JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

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

[P-EM16] [EE] Physics of Inner Magnetosphere Coupling

Tue. May 23, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM A02 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Danny Summers(Memorial University of Newfoundland), Jichun Zhang(University of New Hampshire Main Campus), Yusuke Ebihara(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Kunihiro Keika(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo ), Aleksandr Y Ukhorskiy(Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory), Dae-Young Lee(Chungbuk Natl Univ), Yiqun Yu(Beihang University), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Chairperson:Yusuke Ebihara(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University)

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

[PEM16-06] Transportation and acceleration of outer belt electrons in the slot region responsible for the formation of new radiation belt during big magnetic storm

*Takahiro Obara1 (1.Planetary Plasma and Atmospheric Research Center,Tohoku University)

Keywords:New radiation belt, Slot region, Electron acceleration

It was reported that relativistic electrons in the outer radiation belt have been transported into the slot region during big magnetic storms (Obara and Matsumoto, 2016 and references therein). Baker et al.(2013) further reported a new radiation belt has been made in some cases.

We have examined electron data in the radiation belt during magnetic storms paying a particular attention to the formation of new radiation belt. Issues, we like to clarify, will be followings: i.e. 1) electrons injected into the slot region will have additional (local) acceleration there ? 2) what is the cause of electron acceleration ? 3) how long electrons will feel acceleration ? and 4) what mechanism will be essential for the formation of new radiation belt ?

We have analyzed two events; one is March 24-th, 1991 event and the other is July 14-th, 2000 event. New radiation belt has been made at round L~3 in both cases and it persisted for almost two weeks. In both cases, we have confirmed local acceleration. Intense very low frequency (VLF) plasma waves have been observed. We are considering additional acceleration has been made by these waves.

New point of our result will be the identification of local acceleration of electrons in very near Earth region; i.e. L~3, and it also confirms the results by Baker et al.(2013).