Frontiers in Magnetospheric Plasma Physics, 16

  • Masahiro Hoshino
    • Yoshiharu Omura
      • Louis Lanzerotti

      This COSPAR Colloquium Series deals with the main achievements that were accomplished through the collaborative efforts among ISTP participants; the plasma dynamics of magnetic reconnection in a thin plasma sheet, the action of the solar wind on the plasma population in the plasma sheet and around the magnetotail boundary layer, the relationship between the substrom expansion region and the X-line formation in the magnetotail, and the temporal evolution of the dipolarization from from the near-Earth to the distant tail.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2004
  • Imprint: PERGAMON
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044573-1

Table of Contents

Preface - M. Hoshino, Y. Omura, L. J. LanzerottiTen Years of Geotail and Its Current Status: A Brief Summary - T. MukaiCHAPTER 1: Magnetospheric DynamicsC. P. Escoubet and M. Fehringer, Cluster: New View of the Boundaries of the MagnetosphereM. Fujimoto, T. Mukai, and S. Kokubun, The Structure of Plasma Sheet Under Northward IMFM. N. Nishino, T. Terasawa, and M. Hoshino, Geotail Observation of the Cold Plasma Sheet in the Duskside MagnetotailS. Imada, M. Hoshino, and T. Mukai, The Dawn-Dusk Asymmetry in Magnetosheath and the Leakage of Energetic Electrons: The GEOTAIL ObservationT. K. M. Nakamura and M. Fujimoto, Electron Inertia Effects in an MHD-Scale Kelvin-Helmholtz VortexM. Nowada, T. Sakurai, and T. Mukai, On the Ion Properties within the Subsolar Magnetopause Current Layer: Dependence on the IMF Bz PolarityM. Nose, R. W. McEntire, and S. P. Christon, Influence of Solar Wind on Source of Ring Current PlasmaO. Troshichev, Relationship between Plasma and Magnetic Field Parameters in the Distant TailA. Matsuoka, Compressional Variations Propagating in the Distant Tail Observed by Geotail on October 2, 1994T. Sakurai, Y. Tonegawa, Y. Shinkai, and M. Nowada, Dayside Outer Magnetosphere ULF Waves Observed by GeotailK. Ishisaka, T. Okada, H. Hayakawa, T. Mukai, and H. Matsumoto, Application of Spacecraft Potentail to Investigate the Distribution of Low-Energy Plasma in MagnetosphereY. Takei, T. Mukai, Y. Saito, H. Hayakawa, and K. Tsuruda, Geotail Study of Comparison between the Double-Probe Electric Fields and the Convection Electric Fields in the Distant TailCHAPTER 2: Current Sheet and Magnetic ReconnectionT. Nagai, Magnetic Reconnection in the Magnetotail: Review of the Japanese Contribution with the Spacecraft GeotailL. M. Zelenyi, H. V. Malova, V. Yu. Popov, D. C. Delcourt, and A. S. Sharma, Bifurcated Thin Current Sheets in the Earth?s Magnetosphere: Comparison of Model and ?in situ? ObservationsM. Hoshino, Stratified Current Sheet During Plasma Sheet ThinningA. T. Y. Lui, Kinetic Instabilities in a Thin Current SheetI. Shinohara, and M. Fujimoto, Formation of Thin Electron Current Layer Associated with Lower-Hybrid Drift Instability and Its Relation to Quick Reconnection TriggeringC. Hashimoto, R. TanDokoro, and M. Fujimoto, Effects of Guide Field in Three-Dimensional Magnetic ReconnectionK. Kondoh, M. Ugai and T. Shimizu, Computer Simulations on the Spontaneous Fast Reconnection Evolution in Three DimensionsT. Shimizu and M. Ugai, Supersonic and Subsonic Expansion Acceleration Mechanisms in Fast Magnetic ReconnectionR. TanDokoro and M. Fujimoto, Instability at the Leading Edge of a Reconnection JetT. Yokoyama, Solar Flares and Magnetic ReconnectionCHAPTER 3: Magnetospheric SubstormsL.. R. Lyons, Types of Auroral-Zone Disturbances: Current Status on Identification and UnderstandingH. Kawano, C. T. Russell, G. Rostoker, G. Le, G. K. Parks, Y. Saito, and T. Mukai, Geotail-Polar Observation of Substorm-Time Field Increase in the Tail and the Polar MagnetosphereR. Nakamura, W. Baumjohann, H. Noda, K. Torkar, T. Nagai, M. Fujimoto, T. Mukai, B. Klecker, G. Paschmann, P. Puhl-Quinn, H. Vaith, J. Bogdanova, A. Balogh, H. R`eme, J. A. Sauvaud, J. Quinn, R. Torbert, L. Kistler, Plasma Sheet Expansion Observed by Cluster and GeotailA. Ieda , T. Mukai, S. Machida, J.-H. Shue, S.-I. Ohtani, T. Nagai, and Y. Saito, Difference Between Earthward and Tailward Flows in Their Dependences on Geomagnetic and IMF ConditionsT. Nagai, R. Nakamura, T. Hori, and S. Kokubun, The Loading-Unloading Process in the Magnetotail During a Prolonged Steady Southward IMF Bz PeriodH. Nakai and Y. Kamide, Magnetotail Deflation: Geotail ObservationM. Nose, R. W. McEntire, and S. P. Christon, Comparison of Energetic Ion Composition Between Ring Current and Plasma SheetCHAPTER 4: Microscopic Processes in Space PlasmasR. R. Anderson, H. Matsumoto, K. Hashimoto, H. Kojima, Y. Kasaba, M. L.. Kaiser, J.-L.. Bougeret, J.-L.. Steinberg, and G. Rostoker, Geotail, Polar, and Wind Observations of Auroral Kilometric RadiationK. T. Murata, W. Kurth, K. Hashimoto, and H. Matsumoto, Occultations of Auroral Kilometric Radiation in the vicinity of the EarthH. Takano, I. Nagano, S. Yagitani, H. Matsumoto, Lobe Trapped Continuum Radiation Generated in the Distant Magnetotail, Y. Kasahara, H. Uchiyama, and Y. Goto, Whistler Mode Chorus Observed Around the Plasmapause During Magnetic StormsP. Song, B. W. Reinisch, X. Huang and J. L. Green, Magnetospheric Active Wave ExperimentsY. Kasaba, H. Matsumoto, Y. Omura, and T. Mukai, 2fp Radio Source in Geotail Observations and Numerical Simulations-Microscopic View-P. H. Yoon, Weak Langmuir TurbulenceT. Mizuta and M. Hoshino, New Non-Stochastic Acceleration in Multi-Component PlasmasCHAPTER 5: Shocks and Interplanetary PhenomenaT. Terasawa, Geotail Observations of Solar Wind and Interplanetary PhenomenaK. Nakata, T. Terasawa, N. Shimada, I. Shinohara, Y. Saito, and T. Mukai, Whistler Waves in Upstream Region of Interplanetary ShocksK. Igarashi, T. Terasawa, T. Mukai, Y. Saito, K. Bamert, R. Kallenbach, and B. Klecker, Wave-Particle Interaction in the Bastille Shock of Year 2000N. Shimada and M. Hoshino, Particle-Field Dynamics in the Shock Transition RegionK. Shin, H. Kojima, H. Matsumoto, and T. Mukai, Electrostatic Quasi-Monochromatic Waves Downstream of the Bow Shock: Geotail ObservationsK. Keika, M. Nose, S. P. Christon, and R. W. McEntire, Geomagnetic Activity Dependence of Occurrence Probability and Spatial Distribution of Upstream EventsY. Takei, T.Terasawa, M. Nakamura, T. Mukai, H. Hayakawa, A. Matsuoka, H. Takasaki, and K. Shibata, Enhancement of Sunward Double-Probe Electric Field Observed By Geotail During the Solar FlareM. Oka and T. Terasawa, Quest for Waves Excited by Interstellar Helium Pickup Ions