JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

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

[P-EM22] [JJ] Physics and Chemistry in the Atmosphere and Ionosphere

Thu. May 25, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM A02 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Yuichi Otsuka(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Takuya Tsugawa(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Seiji Kawamura(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Chairperson:Hiroyo Ohya(Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University), Chairperson:Michi Nishioka(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

[PEM22-01] Characteristics of acoustic mode gravity waves on the ground and their effect in the ionosphere

*Toshihiko Iyemori1, Yoko Odagi1, Shigeo Sugitani2, Yasuharu Sano3, Hiroyuki Shinagawa2, Toshimitsu Ohno4, Yoshikazu Tanaka5, Masahito Nose1, Masato Iguchi6, Hiroyuki Hashiguchi7, Yoshihiro Yokoyama1, Tadashi Aoyama1, Kunihito Nakanishi1, Vijak Pangsapa8 (1.Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, 2.National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), 3.Asahi University, 4.Shimonano-Sato, Niyodogawa-cho, 5.Kyoto University, 6.DPRI, Kyoto University, 7.RISH, Kyoto University, 8.Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University)

Keywords:micro-barometric variation, acoustic mode gravity waves, ionospheric current, vertical acoustic resonance

Short period waves from lower atmosphere generate small-scale field-aligned currents through ionospheric dynamo. The magnetic fluctuations with amplitude about 1 nT and spatial scale about 100 – 200 km generated by the small-scale field-aligned currents were named as “magnetic ripples”. The most plausible source of the atmospheric waves is the cumulus convection. Although the global distribution and its local time or seasonal variation of the amplitude of magnetic ripples strongly suggest the cumulus convection as the main origin, we need to clarify what mode of atmospheric waves contributes to the magnetic ripples and what meteorological condition correspond them. For those purposes, we analyze ground based magnetic and micro-barometric variations. We try to make quantitative estimation of the contribution from both acoustic and internal mode of gravity waves, acoustic resonance, etc.

The followings are our tentative results:

・Averaged PSD (power spectral density) increases to longer period (at least to 30 minute).

・PSD of pressure has a bulge in a range of acoustic gravity mode waves (100 – 400 sec)

・The amplitude of the bulge is highly variable around vertical resonance period.

・PSD is larger on dayside.

・Average location of PSD peaks show slight shift depending on the latitude and season.