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Ionospheric Impacts on Magnetospheric Processes
Conveners: Ray Greenwald (JHU/APL) & Tom Moore (NASA/GSFC)
This session is devoted to presentations and discussions relevant to the
coupled nature of the magnetosphere-ionosphere system. This was an
important element of the original ISTP mission concept and remains an
important part of the
NSF GEM M-I Coupling Campaign. One of the challenges within M-I
Coupling is to identify those aspects of ionospheric boundary conditions
or ionospheric plasmas that impact the global response function of the
coupled system. We hope to motivate
the theoretical study of this topic and to provide a basis for testing
theoretical results. We also hope to identify databases that should be
developed to document the impacts of ionospheric plasmas and ionospheric
boundary conditions on the magnetosphere. These data bases should
support the mapping of global spatial and temporal variability of
plasma composition within the ionosphere and magnetosphere. The theory
fork of this challenge, as the principal short-term focus of this
working group, should speed the development of a GGCM that includes
ionospheric plasma as a mechanical dynamic element as well as an
Contributions relating to these and other relevant topics are solicited.
Interested participants should contact one of the organizers with details concerning the talks they wish to present.
Ionospheric Impacts on Magnetospheric Processes - Invited Speakers
10:30 Fox - SuperDARN/VIS joule heating during a substorm
10:45 Lummerzheim - TBS
11:00 Ruohoniemi - TBS
11:15 Lund - FAST/Cluster Conjunctions: Preliminary Results
11:30 Lessard - TBS
11:45 Lyon* - TBS
13:30 Zhou - Geoeffectiveness of "slow" magnetic clouds
13:45 Chandler - Ionospheric plasma at the dayside magnetopause
14:00 Fennell - Ring current impact of ionospheric plasma
14:15 Peterson - Spatial/Temporal coherence of ion outflow
14:30 Thomsen - Solar cycle modulation of plasma sheet density
14:45 All - Discussion
Ray Greenwald (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tom Moore email@example.com)
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