JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

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

[P-EM18] [EE] Origin of Earth-affecting Coronal Mass Ejections

Thu. May 25, 2017 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM A01 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:No? Lugaz(University of New Hampshire Main Campus), Kanya Kusano(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Neel P Savani(NASA GSFC / University of Maryland Baltimore County), Ayumi Asai(Astronomical Observatory, Kyoto University), Chairperson:Neel Savani(NASA GSFC / UMBC), Chairperson:Ayumi Asai(Astronomical Observatory, Kyoto University)

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

[PEM18-11] CME Propagation and How It Affects Their Geo-effectiveness

*Noé Lugaz1, Charles J. Farrugia1 (1.University of New Hampshire Main Campus)

Keywords:CMEs, Geomagnetic storms

The Sun-to-Earth propagation of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) take between 1 and 4 days. In the past decade, we have gained deeper understanding in the physical processes occurring during the propagation thanks to remote observations by STEREO, in-situ measurements by planetary missions at Mercury and Venus and missions at 1 AU (Wind, ACE and STEREO) and large MHD simulations. These have revealed that processes such as expansion, erosion, deflection, rotation and interaction, that routinely occur, affect the properties of CMEs and their potential impact on Earth's magnetopshere. Here, we present two particular cases, one when the ongoing interaction of two CMEs at Earth enhanced the geomagnetic response of Earth's magnetosphere, and one where the CME expansion resulted in an unusual coupling between the solar wind and the magnetosphere.