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 3:30 PM - 5:00 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:Aleksandr Ukhorskiy(Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

[PEM16-13] Multipoint Observations of Cavity Mode Oscillations Excited by an Interplanetary Shock

★Invited papers

*Kazue Takahashi1, Robert L Lysak2, Massimo Vellante3, Craig Kletzing4, John John Wygant 2, Charles W Smith5, Vassilis Angelopoulos 6, Howard J Singer7 (1.The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, USA, 2.School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, USA, 3.Physics Department, University of L’Aquila Via Vetoio, Italy, 4.Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, USA, 5.Physics Department and Space Science Center, University of New Hampshire, USA, 6.Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics/Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, UCLA, USA, 7.Space Weather Prediction Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA)

Keywords:Caviy mode oscillations, Interplanetary shock, Observation and simulation

Cavity mode oscillations (CMOs) are basic magnetohydrodynamic eigenmodes of the magnetosphere predicted by theory. Excitation of CMOs is expected when an interplanetary shock impulsively compresses the magnetosphere, but observational studies of shock-induced CMOs have been sparse. We present a case study of a dayside ULF wave event that exhibited CMO properties. The event occurred when an interplanetary shock impacted the magnetosphere at 0829 UT on 15 August 2015. The shock was observed in the solar wind by THEMIS-B and -C, and magnetospheric ULF waves were observed by multiple spacecraft including Van Allen Probes-A and -B, THEMIS-D, -E, and -A, GOES-13 and -15, and ETS-VIII. The Van Allen Probes were located in the dayside plasmasphere at L=1.5 and L =2.4, and both spacecraft detected compressional poloidal mode oscillations at ~13 mHz (fundamental) and ~26 mHz (second harmonic). At both frequencies, the compressional component of the magnetic field led the azimuthal component of the electric field by ~90 degrees. The frequencies and the phase delay are in good agreement with CMOs generated in a dipole magnetohydrodynamic simulation that incorporates a realistic plasma mass density distribution and an ionospheric boundary condition. The poloidal oscillations were also detected on the ground by the European quasi-Meridional Magnetometer Array, providing additional evidence for the global nature of the waves.