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Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling in the Solar System


Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 222

By: Charles R Chappell(Editor), Robert W Schunk(Editor), Peter M Banks(Editor), James L Burch(Editor), Richard M Thorne(Editor)

426 pages, illustrations

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Jan 2017 | #230962 | ISBN-13: 9781119066774
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Over a half century of exploration of the Earth's space environment, it has become evident that the interaction between the ionosphere and the magnetosphere plays a dominant role in the evolution and dynamics of magnetospheric plasmas and fields. Interestingly, it was recently discovered that this same interaction is of fundamental importance at other planets and moons throughout the solar system. Based on papers presented at an interdisciplinary AGU Chapman Conference at Yosemite National Park in February 2014, Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling in the Solar System provides an intellectual and visual journey through our exploration and discovery of the paradigm-changing role that the ionosphere plays in determining the filling and dynamics of Earth and planetary environments. The 2014 Chapman conference marks the 40th anniversary of the initial magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling conference at Yosemite in 1974, and thus gives a four decade perspective of the progress of space science research in understanding these fundamental coupling processes. Digital video links to an online archive containing both the 1974 and 2014 meetings are presented throughout this volume for use as an historical resource by the international heliophysics and planetary science communities.

Topics covered in this volume include:
- Ionosphere as a source of magnetospheric plasma
- Effects of the low energy ionospheric plasma on the stability and creation of the more energetic plasmas
- The unified global modeling of the ionosphere and magnetosphere at the Earth and other planets
- New knowledge of these coupled interactions for heliophysicists and planetary scientists, with a cross-disciplinary approach involving advanced measurement and modeling techniques

Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling in the Solar System is a valuable resource for researchers in the fields of space and planetary science, atmospheric science, space physics, astronomy, and geophysics.


Part I:  Introduction           
1. Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling—Past to Future
      James L. Burch

Part II:  The Earth's Ionosphere As a Source
2. Thermal and low-energy ion outflows in and through the polar cap: The polar wind and the low-energy component of the cleft ion fountain
      Andrew W. Yau, William K. Peterson, and Takumi Abe
3. Low-energy Ion Outflow Observed by Cluster: Utilizing the Spacecraft Potential
      Stein Haaland, M. Andre, A. Eriksson K. Li, H. Nilsson, L. Baddeley, C. Johnsen, L. Maes, B. Lybekk, and A. Pedersen
4. Advances in Understanding Ionospheric Convection at High Latitudes
      Roderick A. Heelis
5. Energetic and Dynamic Coupling of the Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere System
      Gang Lu
6. The Impact of O+ on Magnetotail Dynamics
      Lynn Kistler
7. Thermal and Low-Energy Ion Outflows In and Through the Polar Cap: The Polar Wind and the Low-Energy Component of the Cleft Ion Fountain
      Naritoshi Kitamura, K. Seki, Y. Nishimura, T. Abe, M. Yamada, S. Watanabe, A. Kumamoto, A. Shinbori, and A. W. Yau
8. Ionospheric and Solar Wind Contributions to Magnetospheric Ion Density and Temperature Throughout the Magnetotail
      Michael Liemohn and Daniel T. Welling

Part III:  The Effect of Low Energy Plasma on the Stability of Energetic Plasmas
9. How Whistler-Mode Waves and Thermal Plasma Density Control the Global Distribution of the Diffuse Aurora and the Dynamical Evolution of Radiation Belt Electrons
      Richard M. Thorne, Jacob Bortnik, Wen Li, Lunjin Chen, Bbinbin Ni, and Qianli Ma
10. Plasma Wave Measurements from the Van Allen Probes
      George B. Hospodarsky, W. S. Kurth, C. A. Kletzing, S. R. Bounds, O. Santolik,  R.M. Thorne, W. Li, T. F. Averkamp, J. R. Wygant, and J. W. Bonnell
11. Ring Current Ions Measured by the RBSPICE Instrument on the Van Allen Probes Mission
      Louis J. Lanzerotti and Andrew Gerrard
12. Global Modeling of Wave Generation Processes in the Inner Magnetosphere
      Vania K. Jordanova

Part IV:  Unified Global Modeling of Ionosphere and Magnetosphere at Earth
13. Modeling Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling via Ion Outflow: Past, Present, and Future
      Robert W. Schunk
14. Coupling the Generalized Polar Wind Model to Global Magnetohydrodynamics: Initial Results
      Daniel Welling,  A. R. Barakat, J. V. Eccles, R. W. Schunk, and C. R. Chappell
15. Coupling Ionospheric Outflow into Magnetospheric Models: Transverse Heating From Wave-Particle Interactions
      Alex Glocer
16. Modeling of the Evolution of Storm-Enhanced Density (SED) Plume during the Oct. 24-25, 2011 Geomagnetic Storm
      Shasha Zou and Aaron J. Ridley
17. Forty-Seven Years of the Rice Convection Model
      Richard Wolf, R. W. Spiro, S. Sazykin, F. R. Toffoletto, and J. Yang
18. Magnetospheric Model Performance During Conjugate Aurora
      William Longley, Patricia Reiff, Jone Reistad and Nikolai Østgaard
19. Day-to-Day Variability of the Quiet-Time Plasmasphere Caused  by Thermospheric Winds
      Jonathan Krall,  J. D. Huba, D. P. Drob, G. Crowley, and R. E. Denton

Part V:  The Coupling of the Ionosphere and Magnetosphere at Other Planets and Moons in the Solar System
20. Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling at Planets and Satellites
      Thomas Cravens
21. Plasma Measurements at Non-Magnetic Solar System Bodies
      Andrew Coates
22. Plasma Wave Observations with Cassini at Saturn
      George B. Hospodarsky, D. Menietti, D. Pisa, W. S. Kurth, D. A. Gurnett, A. M. Persoon, J. S. Leisner, and T. F. Averkamp
23. Titan's Interaction with Saturn's Magnetosphere
      Joseph H. Westlake, T.E. Cravens, R.E. Johnson, S. Ledvina, J.G. Luhmann, D.G. Mitchell, M.S. Richard, I. Sillanpää, S. Simon, D. Snowden, J.H. Waite, Jr., and A. K. Woodson

Part VI:  The Unified Modeling of the Ionosphere and Magnetosphere at Other Planets and Moons in the Solar System
24. Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling at Jupiter and Saturn
      Thomas W.Hill
25. Global MHD Modeling of the Coupled Magnetosphere-Ionosphere System at Saturn
      Xianzhe Jia, Margaret G. Kivelson, and Tamas I. Gombosi
26. Simulation Studies of Magnetosphere and Ionosphere Coupling in Saturn's Magnetosphere
      Raymond J. Walker and Keiichiro Fukazawa
27. Characterizing the Enceladus Torus by Its Contribution to Saturn's Magnetosphere
      Yingdong Jia, H. Y. Wei, and C. T. Russell

Part VII:  Future Directions for Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling Research
28. Future Atmosphere-Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Coupling Study Requirements
      Thomas E. Moore, K. Brenneman, C.R. Chappell, J.H. Clemmons, G.A. Collinson, C.M. Cully, E. Donovan, G. D. Earle, D. Gershman, R.A. Heelis, L.M. Kistler, M.L. Kepko, G.V. Khazanov, D.J. Knudsen, M. Lessard, E. MacDonald, M.J. Nicolls, C.J. Pollock, R.F. Pfaff, D.E. Rowland, E. Sanchez, R.W. Schunk, J.L. Semeter, R. J. Strangeway, and J.P. Thayer

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