2016 GEM-CEDAR Workshop

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The "Fluid" Speaker List

Below is a fluid list of speakers in GEM-related sessions provided by Focus Group Leaders. The information here serves as a rough guide for those who wish to know the most updated session plans. Due to the dynamic nature of the Workshop, Focus Groups may continue to revise their agenda as needed.

Poster sessions will be held at Eldorado Grand Ballroom during 16:00-19:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday. Details can be found at the poster page at the GEM Meeting Coordinator Website.

All other information about the 2016 Joint GEM-CEDAR Workshop can be found at the GEM Meeting Coordinator Website and the CEDARwiki 2016 Workshop Page.

Contents

Monday, June 20

0815-1000: Plenary Session

Location: SFCC Sweeney E/F

  • Welcome by Josh Semeter, Mike Wiltberger, Students, Student Institutions, and Therese Moretto Jorgensen
  • Tutorial GC#1 by Roger Varney -- Geospace electrodynamics

1025-1200: Plenary Session

Location: SFCC Sweeney E/F

  • Tutorial GC#2 by Jesper Gjerloev -- Multiscale MI coupling
  • Upcoming Session Info

1330-1530: Splinter Sessions

[FG] M3-I2: Merged Modeling & Measurement of Injection Ionospheric Plasma into the Magnetosphere and Its Effects

Location: SFCC Sweeney A

  • MONDAY PM1 13:30-15:30 SFCC SWEENEY A
  • Topic: Effects of Ionospheric Ion Injections on the Magnetosphere
  • Chair: Barbara Giles Scribe: Vince Eccles
  1. Charles R. Chappell (Invited) - Status of Injection of Ionospheric Plasma into the Magnetosphere
  2. Daniel Welling (Invited) - Status of Modeling the Effects of Ion Injection into the Magnetosphere
  • Short contributed presentations with discussion
  1. Barbara Giles - MMS Observations
  2. Matina Gkioulidou - Van Allen Probe Ring Current Observations
  3. Naritoshi Kitamura - MMS FPI Observations
  • Open Floor Discussion (bring a slide)
  1. Questions & methodology on magnetosphere effects of ion outflow.
  2. Ring current
  3. Plasmapause
  4. Tail and Substorms

[FG] Magnetic Reconnection in the Magnetosphere

Location: SFCC Sweeney C

This session will focus on kinetic physics in day- and night-side reconnection. With the recent launch of the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) satellites, there is already a wealth of new data on kinetic scale physics. Scene setting talks to frame relevant questions and generate discussion will include particle acceleration in dayside reconnection (Allison Jaynes, CU-Boulder) and how global/non-local physics impacts kinetic reconnection physics (John Dorelli, NASA-GSFC), both of which will include discussion of MMS data. Other speakers on dayside reconnection are (in no particular order) Joo Hwang, Sun Hee Lee, Richard Denton, Jan Egedal, Rishi Mistry, Kris Maynard, and Cong Zhao. In addition, we will have a discussion of magnetotail stability, with a scene setting talk on recent progress (Slava Merkin, JHU-APL). Other speakers on magnetotail reconnection are (in no particular order) Yongliang Zhang, Stefan Kiehas, Haoming Liang, Misha Sitnov, Andrei Runov, Joachim Birn, Phil Pritchett, and Tony Lui.

[FG] (Joint) Storm-time Inner Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Convection + Inner Magnetosphere Cross-Energy/Population Interactions

Location: SFCC O'Keefe/Milagro/Kearny

  • Topic: Impact of large-scale or transient electric fields on inner magnetosphere populations, and the role of particle precipitation of magnetospheric origin on the ionospheric electrodynamics
  • Chairs: Stanislav Sazykin, Yiqun Yu
  1. Richard Selesnick: Control of the inner electron radiation belt by large-scale electric fields
  2. Sam Califf: Van Allen Probes observations of subauroral polarization streams (SAPS) electric fields
  3. Scott Thaller: Van Allen Probes investing of the night/dusk asymmetries of the plasmapause and dawn-dusk electric field, a synoptic study
  4. Joe Huba : Storm-time electrodynamics of the ionosphere/plasmasphere system using SAMI3/RCM
  5. Carlos Martinis: Coincident observations of all-sky images and Van Allen Probes
  6. Raluca Ilie: TBD
  7. Yiqun Yu: A new ionospheric precipitation module coupled with RAM-SCB in geospace general circulation model

[GEM-CEDAR] GEM-CEDAR Modeling Challenge

Location: SFCC Sweeney B

[GEM-CEDAR] Particle Precipitation and the Effects on Earth's Atmosphere

Location: SFCC Coronado/DeVargas

[GEM-CEDAR] Data Integration in Geospace

Location: Eldorado, Zia

[GEM-CEDAR] Grand Challenge: The High-Latitude Geospace System

Location: SFCC Sweeney E/F

1600-1800: Splinter Sessions

[FG] M3-I2: Merged Modeling & Measurement of Injection Ionospheric Plasma into the Magnetosphere and Its Effects

Location: SFCC Sweeney A

  • MONDAY PM2 16:00-18:00 SFCC SWEENEY A (GEM-CEDAR JOINT SESSION)
  • Topic: Polar Wind Models and the Ionospheric Boundary Definition
  • Chair: Shasha Zou Scribe: Barbara Giles
  1. Roger Varney (Invited) - Ion Energization in Polar Wind Models
  2. George Khazanov (Invited) - Polar Wind M-I-T Coupling: Kinetic Versus Hydrodynamic
  • Short contributed presentations with discussion
  1. Shunrong Zhang - ISR Campaigns
  2. Doug Roland - Vision Sounding Rocket
  3. Bruce Fritz - Renu Sounding Rocket
  4. Bill Peterson - ePoP
  • Open Floor Discussion (bring a slide)
  1. Questions & methodology on ionospheric boundary layer and ion energization.
  2. F-region/topside ionosphere processes as lower boundary
  3. Polar wind
  4. Model-measurement comparisons

[FG] (Joint) Magnetic Reconnection in the Magnetosphere + Testing Proposed Links between Mesoscale Auroral and Polar Cap Dynamics and Substorms

Location: SFCC Sweeney C

The joint session will focus on the signatures and consequences of magnetic reconnection within the magnetosphere and ionosphere. This will include dayside coupling and ground based signatures of magnetopause reconnection, dayside-nightside coupling (remote observations, modeling, tests for in-situ multi-point observations), and nightside reconnection within the magnetotail in both small transients and large scale reconfiguration of the magnetosphere. Contributions from ground- and space-based observers as well as from modelers are welcome. The format will include several “scene-setting” speakers as well as contributed talks. Speakers include:

  1. John Foster, MIT, scene setting
  2. Bill Lotko, NCAR, scene setting
  3. Vasillis Angelopolous, UCLA
  4. Misha Sitnov, APL
  5. Meng Zhou (for Mostafa El-Alaoui), UCLA
  6. Ying Zou, UCLA
  7. Stefan Kiehas, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  8. Haoming Liang, UCLA

[FG] ULF wave Modeling, Effects, and Applications

Location: Eldorado, Zia

  • Topic: “Introducing the ULF wave modeling, effects, and applications focus group”
  • Chairs: Michael Hartinger, Kazue Takahashi, and Brian Kress
  1. Michael Hartinger: Introduce UMEA FG, co-chairs
  2. Kazue Takahashi: ULF waves in the ring current: Source mechanisms and interaction with particles
  3. Mark Engebretson: EMIC waves
  4. Allison Jaynes: ULF wave modulation of VLF waves, precipitation, and the aurora
  5. Toshi Nishimura: ULF wave observation campaigns
  6. Seth Claudepierre: ULF wave interactions with the plasmasphere and modeling challenges
  7. Brian Kress: ULF wave modeling and radiation belt interactions
  8. Scot Elkington: ULF wave-particle interactions
  9. All: Discussion of open questions/challenges, 1-slide walk-ins
  10. Peter Chi: Global Poloidal modes
  11. Chih-Ping Wang: Pi2 waves

[GEM-CEDAR] GEM-CEDAR Modeling Challenge

Location: SFCC Sweeney B

[GEM-CEDAR] Community Input for new NASA missions

Location: SFCC Sweeney D

[GEM-CEDAR] Lidar workshop on AIM coupling

Location: SFCC O'Keefe/Milagro/Kearny

[GEM-CEDAR] Exosphere impacts on the plasmasphere

Location: SFCC Coronado/DeVargas

[GEM-CEDAR] Python in Space Science

Location: SFCC Peralta/Lamy

[GEM-CEDAR] Grand Challenge: The High-Latitude Geospace System

Location: SFCC Sweeney E/F

Tuesday, June 21

0815-1000: Plenary Session

Location: SFCC Sweeney E/F

  • Agency Updates by Therese Moretto Jorgensen, Ruth Lieberman, Janet Kozyra, John Meriwether, Tom Berger, Dan Moses (NSF, NASA, NOAA)
  • Science Highlight #1 by S. Ukhorskiy-- MI precursor to earthquakes
  • Science Highlight #2a by Forbes -- Electrical Connections and Consequences Within the Earth System: Project Overview
  • Science Highlight #2b by Thayer -- Electrical Connections and Consequences Within the Earth System: A quasi-static Global Electric Circuit (GEC) Model in WACCM

1025-1200: Plenary Session

Location: SFCC Sweeney E/F

  • Portfolio Review by Bill Lotko, Dave Hysell, John Meriwether
  • Upcoming Session Info

1330-1530: Splinter Sessions

[FG] Quantitative Assessment of Radiation Belt Modeling

Location: SFCC O'Keefe/Milagro/Kearny

  • Topic: “Radiation Belt (RB) particles and modeling”
  • Chairs: Weichao Tu and Steve Morley
  1. Hong Zhao: On the relation between radiation belt electron fluxes and solar wind parameters/geomagnetic indices
  2. Xinlin Li: Radiation belt electron intensity variations: Van Allen Probes era vs. previous two solar cycles
  3. Ashley Jones: Secular drift of the SAA from SAMPEX particle counts
  4. Drew Turner: The source of inner zone electrons by sudden injections
  5. Shri Kanekal: Near-Instantaneous energization of radiation belt electrons by IP shocks, including the March 17 2015 event
  6. Dan Baker: The March and June 2015 storms and their implications for radiation belt models
  7. Mary Hudson: Simulations of the March 2013 and March 2015 Storms
  8. Vania Jordanova: Modeling the seed population of the radiation belts with SHIELDS
  9. Adam Kellerman: Recent development and performance of the data-assimilative VERB code
  10. Lutz Rastaetter: CCMC results for challenge events
  11. Suk-bin Kang: Modeling of dropout and drift loss to the magnetopause using CIMI model for GEM challenge event on June 1 2013
  12. Alexander Drozdov: Response of radiation belt simulations to different radial diffusion coefficients
  13. Sasha Ukhorskiy (walk-in)

[FG] (Joint) Transient Phenomena at the Magnetopause and Bow Shock and Their Ground Signatures + Magnetic Reconnection in the Magnetosphere + Dayside Kinetic Processes in Global Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Interaction

Location: SFCC Coronado/DeVargas

Dayside magnetopause processes and transport

Topics: Magnetopause reconnection, flux-transfer events, Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, magnetopause waves, and other boundary layer processes

  1. Sanni Hoilijoki: Dayside magnetopause reconnection using a hybrid-Vlasov simulation code Vlasiator
  2. Sun-Hee Lee: Inverse Energy Dispersion of Energetic Ions Observed in the Magnetosheath: the Extent of the Reconnection Line
  3. Xuanya Ma: Magnetic Reconnection with a super-fast perpendicular shear flow (simulation)
  4. Sasha Ukhorskiy: The role of KH instability in the magnetopause losses of energetic particles: Hight-resolution MHD-test-particle simulations
  5. Andrey Samsonov: Magnetopause positions for northward and southward IMF: comparison between empirical and MHD models
  6. Naritoshi Kitamura: Part1: Current status of Geotail and use of the data. Part 2: Shift of the magnetopause reconnection line to the winter hemisphere under southward IMF conditions: Geotail and MMS observations
  7. Chih-Ping Wang: Magnetopause perturbations in the mid-tail during steady N IMF: ARTEMIS observations and global MHD simulations
  8. Kris Maynard: dayside reconnection / FTEs
  9. Cong Zhao: momentum variation of FTEs
  10. Richard Denton: Visualizing the path of the MMS spacecraft through reconnection structures
  11. Maimaitirebike Maimaiti: TBD

[FG] Modeling Methods and Validation (Joint with GEM-CEDAR Modeling Challenge)

Location: SFCC Sweeney B

Dan Welling - Ionospheric Conductance in Global MHD

Ryan McGranaghan - High-latitude conductance observations and data assimilation

Contributed talks for conductance discussion

  • Slava Merkin - Ionospheric turbulence contribution to conductivity and global effects

Followed by discussion of GEM Conductance Challenge

[GEM-CEDAR] Crowd to Cloud: Exploiting Crowd-Sourced Data for Geospace Science

Location: SFCC Sweeney D

[GEM-CEDAR] MIT Coupling Drivers and Impacts

Location: Eldorado, Zia

[GEM-CEDAR] Exploring the Geospace Frontier: Quo Vadis?

Location: SFCC Sweeney E/F

Wednesday, June 22

0815-1000: Plenary Session

Location: Eldorado, Anasazi

  • GEM Tutorial #1 by James Smith -- System science tutorial
  • GEM Tutorial #2 by Marc Lessard -- Aurora and ionosphere/thermosphere coupling

1025-1200: Plenary Session

Location: Eldorado, Anasazi

  • GEM Tutorial #3 by Maria Usanova -- Student invited tutorial
  • Upcoming Session Info

1330-1530: Splinter Sessions

[FG] (Joint) Tail Environment and Dynamics at Lunar Distances + Modeling Methods and Validation

Location: SFCC Sweeney D

Mid-Tail Modeling Challenge: A prolonged N IMF event from 13 to 14 Feb 2014

Chih-Ping Wang: Overview of the event

Xueyi Wang: Auburn University Global Hybrid code

Ilja Honkonen: GUMICS

Chih-Ping Wang: Comparisons of different CCMC global models

Joseph Jensen: high-resolution OpenGGCM

Slava Merkin: high-resolution LFM

[FG] Quantitative Assessment of Radiation Belt Modeling

Location: SFCC O'Keefe/Milagro/Kearny

  • Topic: “Waves and local interactions”
  • Chairs: Wen Li and Jay Albert
  1. Louis Ozeke: Quantifying the ULF wave radial diffusion coefficients using global ground based magnetometer measurements for each of the GEM challenge events
  2. Jean-Francois Ripoll: Reproducing the observed energy-dependent structure of Earth’s electron radiation belts during storm recovery with an event-specific diffusion model
  3. Irina Zhelavskaya: Automated determination of electron density from electric field measurements on the Van Allen Probes spacecraft using neural networks
  4. Xiangning Chu: Observation and neural network modeling of the refilling plasmasphere
  5. Dave Hartley: Quantifying the variable sheath impedance of the Van Allen Probes EFW instrument using whistler-mode waves
  6. Wen Li: New chorus wave properties near the equator from Van Allen Probes wave observations
  7. Homayon Aryan: Average chorus scale size
  8. Jinxing Li: Coherent Whistler Waves Simultaneously Observed in Unexpectedly Large Spatial Scale
  9. Jacob Bortnik: The observed and simulated saturation characteristics of chorus waves
  10. Lunjin Chen: Evaluation of electron pitch angle scattering rates based on observed EMIC waves
  11. Xiaojia Zhang: The statistical distribution of EMIC wave spectra using Van Allen Probes observations
  12. Xiangrong Fu: Modeling EMIC wave properties: linear theory and hybrid simulation
  13. Oleksiy Agapitov

[FG] (Joint) Transient Phenomena at the Magnetopause and Bow Shock and Their Ground Signatures + ULF wave Modeling, Effects, and Applications + Dayside Kinetic Processes in Global Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Interaction

Location: SFCC Sweeney E/F

Magnetospheric signatures of dayside transients

Heli Hietala- Impact rates of magnetosheath high speed jets (to discuss observational inputs required for magnetospheric models)

Hui Zhang – HFA generated ULF waves in the magnetosphere

Boyi Wang - Triggering of poleward moving auroral forms by satellite-imager coordinated observations

Boyi Wang - Response of dayside aurora on closed field lines to solar wind driving

Desheng Han - Throat aurora: the ionospheric signature of cold magnetospheric plasmas interaction with the dayside magnetopause reconnection

Alexa Halford - BARREL observations of the open closed boundary

Slava Merkin - Energetic particles losses through KHI at the magnetopause

Mike Hartinger- Inter-hemispheric (Antarctica/Greenland magnetometers) comparisons of the response to an interplanetary shock

Reserve time to brainstorm on how to connect the future activities of the new Dayside Kinetics and ULF Wave FGs

[GEM-CEDAR] MIT Coupling Drivers and Impacts

Location: Eldorado, Zia

Thursday, June 23

0815-1000: Plenary Session

Location: SFCC Sweeney E/F

  • Tutorial GC#3 by Phil Erickson -- Cold plasma effect
  • Science Highlight GC#4 by Paul Cassak -- A Summary of Results from Year 1 of the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission
  • Science Highlight GC#5 by Brian Walsh -- Reconnection
  • Science Highlight GC#6 by Eftyhia Zesta -- LWS TR&T

1025-1200: Plenary Session

Location: SFCC Sweeney E/F

  • Tutorial GC#4 by Shasha Zou -- Dynamic Ionospheric Convection: Drivers and Effects
  • Upcoming Session Info

1330-1530: Splinter Sessions

[FG] Testing Proposed Links between Mesoscale Auroral and Polar Cap Dynamics and Substorms

Location: SFCC Sweeney A

Substorm event presentation & discussion

  • Larry Lyons
  • Larry Kepko
  • Tony Lui

Short contributed talks

  • Dick Wolf: Kelvin-Helmholtz instability and interchange stability in a growth-phase arc
  • Eric Donovan: Evolution and mapping of substorm onset arc
  • Shin Ohtani: PBI-polar cap flow connection
  • Misha Sitnov: Distinguish between roles as triggers of the substorm instability and drivers
  • Larry Kepko: Statistical analysis of substorm onset and auroral streamers
  • Liz MacDonald: Aurorasaurus--Auroral beads seen by citizen scientists

[FG] (Joint) M3-I2: Modeling Methods and Validation + Dayside Kinetic Processes in Global Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Interaction

Location: SFCC Coronado/DeVargas

Kick-off session of the first dayside modelling challenge

  • Heli Hietala: Introduction to the focus group and overview of the challenge
  • Yuxi Chen (student): MHD-EPIC and its application for Earth's magnetopause
  • Sanni Hoilijoki (student): global hybrid-Vlasov simulation Vlasiator
  • Naritoshi Kitamura: overview of two MMS-Geotail conjunctions
  • Heli Hietala: list of THEMIS-Cluster-Geotail conjunctions
  • Andrew Dimmock: THEMIS statistics of magnetosheath properties

Followed by open discussion on science priorities, specs and metrics

[GEM-CEDAR] Origin and effects of suprathermal particles in the MI system

Location: SFCC Sweeney C

[GEM-CEDAR] Data Assimilation for Space Weather

Location: SFCC Sweeney D

[GEM-CEDAR] Geospace Empirical Models

Location: SFCC Peralta/Lamy

[GEM-CEDAR] Grand Challenge: Storms and Substorms Without Borders

Location: SFCC Sweeney E/F

1600-1800: Splinter Sessions

[FG] Testing Proposed Links between Mesoscale Auroral and Polar Cap Dynamics and Substorms

(Cont'd from the 13:30-15:30 session, Sweeney A)

Substorm event presentation & discussion

  • Larry Lyons
  • Larry Kepko
  • Tony Lui

Short contributed talks

  • Dick Wolf: Kelvin-Helmholtz instability and interchange stability in a growth-phase arc
  • Eric Donovan: Evolution and mapping of substorm onset arc
  • Shin Ohtani: PBI-polar cap flow connection
  • Misha Sitnov: Distinguish between roles as triggers of the substorm instability and drivers
  • Larry Kepko: Statistical analysis of substorm onset and auroral streamers
  • Liz MacDonald: Aurorasaurus--Auroral beads seen by citizen scientists

[FG] Tail Environment and Dynamics at Lunar Distances

Location: SFCC Sweeney D

1. Gabor Facsko: Properties of the solar wind near the Moon in the magnetotail

2. Peter Chi: Waves at ion gyrofrequencies in the magnetotail: ARTEMIS observations near the Moon

3. Anton Artemyev: Conjugated observations of magnetotail by THEMIS, Geotail, and ARTEMIS spacecraft

4. Chih-Ping Wang: ARTEMIS-THEMIS tail conjunctions: initiating next modeling challenge for connection between mid-tail and near-Earth magnetosphere

5. Katariina Nykyri

6. Joachim Birn

7. Chih-Ping Wang + Simon Wing: ULF waves at mid-tail and ground magnetic field and DMSP during the 2014-02-13 N IMF event

8. Shin Ohtain: Poleward boundary intensification and polar-cap flows

[FG] (Joint) ULF wave Modeling, Effects, and Applications + Modeling Models and Validation

Location: SFCC Coronado/DeVargas

  • Topic: “ULF wave modeling”
  • Chairs: Michael Hartinger and Lutz Rastaetter
  1. Lutz Rastaetter: ULF wave modeling challenge
  2. Bob Lysak: ULF waves at the terminator under solstice conditions
  3. Mike Hartinger: Ionospheric conductivity effects
  4. Kevin Urban: High-latitude/Polar Cap ULF waves
  5. Colin Komar: Capturing the Drift Resonant Interaction in a Bounce-Averaged Kinetic Model
  6. Rualdo Soto: RBSPICE measurements of ring current ion modulations of pc5 waves
  7. Hyomin Kim: Pc3 wave-particle interactions
  8. All: discussion of the ongoing modeling challenge, open discussion of other challenges

[GEM-CEDAR] Making sense of high-latitude geospace observations: modeling, data fusion and assimilation

Location: SFCC O'Keefe/Milagro/Kearny

[GEM-CEDAR] Coupling between the atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere through tropospheric and magnetospheric sources

Location: SFCC Peralta/Lamy

[GEM-CEDAR] Grand Challenge: Storms and Substorms Without Borders

Location: SFCC Sweeney E/F

Friday, June 24

0815-1000: Plenary Session

Location: Eldorado, Anasazi

  • GEM Tutorial #4 by Bob Lysak -- ULF wave modeling
  • GEM Tutorial #5 by Mike Hartinger -- ULF wave observations

1025-1200: Plenary Session

Location: Eldorado, Anasazi

  • GEM Tutorial #6 by Hui Zhang -- SWMI

1330-1530: Splinter Sessions

[FG] M3-I2: Merged Modeling & Measurement of Injection Ionospheric Plasma into the Magnetosphere and Its Effects

SFCC Sweeney A (CEDAR scientists invited)

  • Topic: Planning for M3-I2 Focus Area: 5-Year Plan and 1-Year Plan (Must attend to influence plans!)
  • Chair: Vince Eccles Scribe: Shasha Zou
  1. Bob Strangeway - What are the Questions of Ion Injection and Magnetospheric Response
  2. TBA
  • Short contributed presentations with discussion.
  1. Vince Eccles - Summary of Monday Sessions
  2. Naritoshi Kitamura - Model and Measurement Comparisons of Ion Outflow
  • OPEN FLOOR for 5-year plan (bring a slide)
  1. Questions to address
  2. Methodologies to address questions (quiet time and storms)
  3. Specific collaborations (meetings, with other focus groups, challenges)
  4. Desired products (GGCM, reports, special sections)
  • OPEN FLOOR for 1-year plan (bring a slide)
  1. AGU session Ion Upflow/Outflow Physics and Their Effects on the Coupled Magnetosphere-Ionosphere System
  2. Specific period studies for models and measurements

[FG] (Joint) Quantitative Assessment of Radiation Belt Modeling + ULF wave Modeling, Effects, and Applications

Location: SFCC Sweeney B

  • Topic: “ULF waves and nonlocal transport”
  • Chairs: Jay Albert and Kazue Takahashi
  1. Greg Cunningham: Radial diffusion in non-dipolar background fields
  2. Theodore Sarris: Quantifying outer belt electron radial diffusion based on Van Allen Probes data and test particle simulation
  3. Wen Li (walk-in): The potential importance of pitch angle dependence in DLL
  4. Anthony Chan: Evaluation of Drift-Shell-Splitting Effects using 3D Diffusion Modeling
  5. Qianli Ma: Radial intrusion of energetic electrons in the slot region
  6. Solene Lejosne: Modulations of the electric drift below L~3 due to the ionosphere dynamo
  7. Yan Song: The role of ULF waves in the particle acceleration
  8. Mike Hartinger: Globally coherent ULF waves: azimuthal wave numbers and other properties

[FG] Inner Magnetosphere Cross-Energy/Population Interactions

Location: SFCC Sweeney C

  • Topics: wave-particle interactions
  • Talks:
  1. Mark Engebretson: Location of EMIC Wave Events Relative to the Plasmapause: Van Allen Probes Observations
  2. Dedong Wang: Geomagnetic Storms and EMIC waves: Van Allen Probe Observations and Related Calculations.
  3. Anthony Saikin: Testing Linear Theory on EMIC waves observed by Van Allen Probes
  4. Jichun Zhang: EMIC waves and associated relativistic electron precipitation on 25-26 January 2013
  5. Kaijun Liu: Ion Bernstein instability dependence on the proton-to-electron mass ratio: linear dispersion theory
  • Discussion on Challenge event March 17, 2013 (collaboration with CCMC and LANL)
  1. Discussion on the challenge topic: precipitation into the ionosphere applied to spacecraft charging
  2. Introduction of concepts, status and plans

[FG] Tail-Inner Magnetosphere Interactions

Location: SFCC Sweeney D

The Tail-Inner Magnetosphere Interactions (TIMI) will hold its last session. In addition to the some speakers, list below, we hope to use some of the time to discuss the outcomes of this focus group and discuss the final report any future plans.

We hope to see you there.

Speakers (walk-ins welcome):

1. Katie Garcia-Sage

2. Christine Gabrielse

3. W. Douglas Cramer: “Importance of Ring Current Plasma Transport Mechanisms in the Magnetotail”

[FG] Magnetic Reconnection in the Magnetosphere

Location: SFCC O'Keefe/Milagro/Kearny

This session will begin by completing any presentations that were not finished during the Monday 1:30pm session. There will be presentations by Kai Germaschewski and Amitava Bhattacharjee on incorporating multi-fluid and kinetic effects into global models and an update by Yi-Hsin Liu on efforts to incorporate kinetic modeling into NASA’s CCMC. In the remaining time, there will be an open forum for discussion of topics about reconnection in the magnetosphere and a discussion on topics of interest for next year and the potential future of the reconnection focus group beyond when the current version ends next year.

[Special] SPEDAS Tutorials MMS Data

Location: SFCC Coronado/DeVargas

1600-1800: Splinter Sessions

[FG] Merged Modeling & Measurement of Injection Ionospheric Plasma into the Magnetosphere and Its Effects

Location: SFCC Sweeney A

  • Topic: Planning for M3-I2 Focus Area
  • Chair: Vince Eccles Scribe: Shasha Zou
  • Continued discussion if necessary

[FG] Quantitative Assessment of Radiation Belt Modeling

Location: SFCC Sweeney B

  • Topic: “RB "dropout" and "buildup" challenges and future plans”
  • Chairs: Steve Morley and Wen Li
  1. Hui Zhu: Long-term relativistic radiation belt simulation with VERB code: using various parameterizations
  2. Yi-Jiun Su: Formation of the inner electron radiation belt by enhanced large-scale electric fields during the March 2013 storm
  3. Qianli Ma: Magnetosonic waves during the challenge events
  4. Weichao Tu: Low-altitude electron distributions during the challenge events
  5. Jay Albert: LCDS calculations for the challenge events
  6. Ashar Ali (by Scot Elkington): DLL quantification using Van Allen Probes Data
  7. Steve Morley on behalf of FG: Summary of challenge event resources

[FG] Inner Magnetosphere Cross-Energy/Population Interactions

Location: SFCC Sweeney C

  • Continued discussion on the Challenge event if necessary
  • Topics: interactions between plasma and electric/magnetic fields in the mid-tail to inner magnetosphere/ionosphere region
  • Talks:
  1. Jiang Liu: Depolarization flux boudle’s (DFB) role in exciting inner magnetospheric injections
  2. Yiqun Yu: The effect of ionospheric conductance on magnetotail dynamics
  3. Thiago Brito: Ion fluxes at geosynchronous orbit from backwards tracing simulations
  4. Colby Lemon: TBD
  5. Cristian Ferradas: Temporal evolution of ion spectral structures during a geomagnetic storm: observations and modeling
  6. Jichun Zhang : Electron spectral features: observations and simulations

[FG] Testing Proposed Links between Mesoscale Auroral and Polar Cap Dynamics and Substorms

Location: SFCC Sweeney D

Xiangning Chu and Bob McPherron: Association of substorm onset lists with each other and with fast flow in the plasma sheet

Banafhseh (Bashi) Ferdousi: Mapping plasma sheet flows from the magnetosphere to the ionosphere

Nadine Kalmoni: Dynamics of the onset arc

Eric Grono and Eric Donovan: Analysis of the motion of aurora in the red line (REGO) imagers

Bob Lysak: Plasma bubbles and M-I coupling

Kyle Murphy: Statistical analysis of auroral motion during the growth and expansion phase

Jiang Lui: Plasma sheet--a source of both R1 and R2 Birkeland currents

Toshi Nishimura: Similarities and differences between auroral streamers during isolated, active and non substorm times

Katie Garcia-Sage: Magnetotail modeling and plasma sheet flows

Jian Yang: RCM perspective of growth phase bubbles and streamers

[FG] (Joint) Transient Phenomena at the Magnetopause and Bow Shock and Their Ground Signatures + Dayside Kinetic Processes in Global Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Interaction

Location: SFCC O'Keefe/Milagro/Kearny

Kinetic and transient processes in the foreshock, bow shock, and magnetosheath

Terry Liu - Observations of a new foreshock region upstream of a foreshock bubble's shock

Sanni Hoilijoki - Magnetopause-foreshock interactions induced by dayside reconnection

Heli Hietala - Growth rate and properties of ion beam generated foreshock ULF waves - ARTEMIS observations

Andrey Samsonov - Can we predict magnetospheric expansion for radial IMF using MHD codes?

Christina Chu - Modeling Hot Flow Anomaly Ground Signatures

Hui Zhang - A statistical study on Hot Flow Anomaly current sheets

[Special] SPEDAS Tutorials Updates

Location: SFCC Coronado/DeVargas

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