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Dayside Magnetosphere Interactions. Edition No. 1. Geophysical Monograph Series

  • ID: 5225336
  • Book
  • July 2020
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Exploring the processes and phenomena of Earth’s dayside magnetosphere

Energy and momentum transfer, initially taking place at the dayside magnetopause, is responsible for a variety of phenomenon that we can measure on the ground. Data obtained from observations of Earth’s dayside magnetosphere increases our knowledge of the processes by which solar wind mass, momentum, and energy enter the magnetosphere.

Dayside Magnetosphere Interactions outlines the physics and processes of dayside magnetospheric phenomena, the role of solar wind in generating ultra-low frequency waves, and solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling. 

Volume highlights include:

  • Phenomena across different temporal and spatial scales
  • Discussions on dayside aurora, plume dynamics, and related dayside reconnection
  • Results from spacecraft observations, ground-based observations, and simulations
  • Discoveries from the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission and Van Allen Probes era
  • Exploration of foreshock, bow shock, magnetosheath, magnetopause, and cusps
  • Examination of similar processes occurring around other planets

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Contributors vii

Preface xi

1. A Brief History of Dayside Magnetospheric Physics 1
A. Otto

Part I: Physics of Dayside Magnetospheric Response to Solar Wind Discontinuities

2. Transient Phenomena at the Magnetopause and Bow Shock and Their Ground Signatures: Summary of the Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Focus Group Findings Between 2012 and 2016 13
Hui Zhang and Qiugang Zong

3. Transient Solar Wind–Magnetosphere–Ionosphere Interaction Associated with Foreshock and Magnetosheath Transients and Localized Magnetopause Reconnection 39
Y. Nishimura, B. Wang, Y. Zou, E. F. Donovan, V. Angelopoulos, J. I. Moen, L. B. Clausen, and T. Nagatsuma

4. Dayside Magnetospheric Interactions Inferred from Dayside Diffuse Aurora and Throat Aurora 55
De‐Sheng Han

5. Magnetosphere Response to Solar Wind Dynamic Pressure Change: Vortices, ULF Waves, and Aurorae 77
Q. Q. Shi, X.‐C. Shen, A. M. Tian, A. W. Degeling, Qiugang Zong, S. Y. Fu, Z. Y. Pu, H. Y. Zhao, Hui Zhang, and S. T. Yao

Part II: Structure and Dynamics of Dayside Boundaries

6. Cluster Mission’s Recent Highlights at Dayside Boundaries 101
Philippe Escoubet, A. Masson, H. Laakso, and M. L. Goldstein

7. Structure and Dynamics of the Magnetosheath 117
Katariina Nykyri

8. An Examination of the Magnetopause Position and Shape Based Upon New Observations 135
Z. Němeček, J. Šafránková, and J. Šimůnek

9. Methods for Finding Magnetic Nulls and Reconstructing Field Topology: A Review 153
H. S. Fu, Z. Wang, Qiugang Zong, X. H. Chen, J. S. He, A. Vaivads, and V. Olshevsky

Part III: The Roles of Solar Wind Sources on Wave Generations and Dynamic Processes in the Inner Magnetosphere

10. Theoretical Studies of Standing Toroidal Alfvén Waves in Dipole‐Like Magnetosphere 175
A. S. Leonovich and D. A. Kozlov

11. Ultra-Low-Frequency Wave–Particle Interactions in Earth’s Outer Radiation Belt 189
R. Rankin, C. R. Wang, Y. F. Wang, Qiugang Zong, X. Z. Zhou, A. W. Degeling, D. Sydorenko, and G. Whittall-Scherfee

12. Recent Advances in Understanding Radiation Belt Electron Dynamics Due to Wave–Particle Interactions 207
W. Li, Q. Ma, J. Bortnik, and R. M. Thorne

13. Current Status of Inner Magnetosphere and Radiation Belt Modeling 231
Mei‐Ching Fok

Part IV: Cold Plasmas of Ionospheric Origin and Their Role in Coupling Different Regions in Geospace

14. Multi‐Point Observations of the Geospace Plume 245
J. C. Foster, P. J. Erickson, B. M. Walsh, J. R. Wygant, A. J. Coster, and Qing‐He Zhang

15. Interactions Between ULF Waves and Cold Plasmaspheric Particles 265
Qiugang Zong, Jie Ren, and X. Z. Zhou

16. Formation and Evolution of Polar Cap Ionospheric Patches and Their Associated Upflows and Scintillations: A Review 285
Qing‐He Zhang, Zan‐Yang Xing, Yong Wang, and Yu‐Zhang Ma

17. Dayside Magnetosphere Interactions: Progress in Our Understanding and Outstanding Questions 303
Qiugang Zong, Philippe Escoubet, David Sibeck, Guan Le, and Hui Zhang

Index 307

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Qiugang Zong
Philippe Escoubet
David Sibeck
Guan Le
Hui Zhang
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