JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EJ] Oral

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

[P-EM20] [EJ] Heliosphere and Interplanetary Space

Wed. May 24, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM A02 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Ken Tsubouchi(Tokyo Institute of Technology), Masaki N Nishino(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Yasuhiro Nariyuki(Faculty of Human Development, University of Toyama), Chairperson:Ken Tsubouchi(Tokyo Institute of Technology), Chairperson:Fumiko Otsuka(Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences Kyushu University)

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

[PEM20-05] North-south asymmetry of sense of polarization of magnetic fluctuations at the wake boundary in the By-dominated solar wind magnetic field

*Tomoko Nakagawa1, Hideo Tsunakawa2, Yoshifumi Saito3 (1.Information and Communication Engineering, Tohoku Institute of Technology, 2.Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 3.Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA)

Keywords:Solar wind, wake boundary, Kelvin-Helmholts instability, surface wave, polarization

North-south asymmetries of sense of polarization of magnetic fluctuations were detected by Kaguya MAP/LMAG at the lunar wake boundary in the By-dominated solar wind magnetic field. The sense of rotation was consistent with the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. The frequency was higher at the wake boundary and lower in the central wake. The waveform was steepened at the wake boundary, and was sinusoidal in the central wake. The magnetic field configuration is similar to that of the Earth’s magnetopause, while the thickness of the transition region at the lunar wake is as small as 40km due to the steep density gradient. The thin boundary would account for that the wake did not decay in the central wake far beyond the boundary.