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-EM16] [EE] Physics of Inner Magnetosphere Coupling

Wed. May 24, 2017 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

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)

[PEM16-P16] Statistical Analysis of the Spatial Distribution of Low Frequency Magnetosonic Waves and Proton Ring-like Distribution

*Kazuhiro Yamamoto1, Masahito Nose2, Craig A Kletzing3, Charles W Smith4, Robert J MacDowall5, George B Hospodarsky3, Harlan E Spence4, Geoff D Reeves6,7, Brian A Larsen6,7 (1.Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, 2.Data Analysis Center for Geomagnetism and Space Magnetism, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, 3.Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, Iowa City Iowa, USA, 4.Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA, 5.Solar System Exploration Division, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA, 6.Space Sciences and Applications Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA, 7.Space Sciences Division, The New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA)

Keywords:inner magnetosphere, plasma waves, magnetosonic waves, equatorial noise, ring like distribution, Van Allen Probes

We statistically investigate the spatial distribution of magnetosonic waves at f < 32 Hz and proton ring-like distribution observed by Van Allen Probes from September 2012 to December 2016. The spatial distribution of magnetosonic waves has an occurrence peak at L = 4 − 6 and 13 − 16 MLT and that of proton ring-like distribution has an occurrence peak at L = 4 – 7 and 13 – 17 MLT. The coincidence of the occurrence frequency peaks suggests that proton ring-like distribution is likely to be an energy source of magnetosonic waves. We reveals that the proton ring-like distribution with Vr > 2VA has potential to excite magnetosonic waves at f < 32 Hz, where Vr and VA are ring velocity and Alfvén velocity, respectively. Case studies of convective growth rate analysis confirms the possibility of wave excitation by the proton ring-like distribution near the frequency of waves observed by satellites in these cases. Under the disturbed magnetospheric condition, the occurrence rate of magnetosonic waves increase up to 10 % and the ring energy increases up to ∼20 keV. This is consistent with an idea that and the high ring energy satisfies the wave growth condition of Vr > 2VA. The condition of wave excitation at low frequency is attributed of a weighting function included in the calculation of the convective growth rate. A statistical analysis of the wave frequency reveals that magnetosonic waves in plasma trough are observed around the multiples of local proton cyclotron frequency except the first harmonics and most of them are considered to be excited locally, while some of magnetosonic waves observed inside the plasmapause seems to propagate from the other region.