Session 14 - Achievements in Magnetosphere - Ionosphere - Thermosphere coupling during geomagnetic storms and magnetospheric substorms

Tommaso Alberti (INAF), Paola De Michelis (INGV), Anna Belehaki (NOA)
Thursday 21/11, 17:15-18:30
Friday 22/11, 11:15-12:30 & 14:00-15:15
Mozane 789

Geomagnetic and ionospheric storms and magnetospheric substorms are the major complex disturbances of Space Weather. Their triggering mechanisms are known to be multifaceted phenomena, originating from the solar corona, propagating through the interplanetary space, and affecting the circumterrestrial environment, e.g., the magnetosphere, the ionosphere, and the thermosphere. Sometime they can also affect the Earth’s surface generating electrical currents, which are capable of travelling into the power grid, potentially damaging transformers and causing regional power shortages or even blackouts. In the past several studies have been devoted to the understanding of the response of the Earth’s magnetosphere – ionosphere system to the changes of the solar wind and interplanetary conditions and to the study of geomagnetic storms, substorms and to the coincident thermospheric storms. Several data have been used to characterize these phenomena coming from different satellites and ground-based observatories, as well as, also new tools and methods of analysis have been proposed to quantify and characterise the dynamics of these complex phenomena.
This session aims at discussing the most recent results in the characterisation of the complex solar wind – magnetosphere – ionosphere - thermosphere coupling and dynamics in response to interplanetary condition changes, both on theoretical and observational points of view, and in providing an overview of the relevance of data analysis tools, novel conceptual studies, dynamical systems approaches and methods in the investigation and modelling of relevant phenomena. Feedback from different methods and models relevant to the investigation and characterization of physical processes in the coupled magnetospheric-ionospheric-thermospheric system is also encouraged.

Thursday November 21, 17:15 - 18:30, Mosane 789
Friday November 22, 11:15 - 12:30, Mosane 789
Friday November 22, 14:00 - 15:15, Mosane 789

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Talks : Time schedule

Thursday November 21, 17:15 - 18:30, Mosane 789
17:15Plasma wave properties and storm-substorm relationship as reflections of the coupled solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere dynamic systemDaglis, I et al.Invited Oral
17:45Comparison of the Plasma Disturbances in the Ionosphere Registered by DEMETER and Swarm Satellites during Geomagnetic and ThunderstormsBlecki, J et al.Oral
18:00Magnetopause position and solar wind pressure: Going beyond a statistical relationDe keyser, J et al.Oral
18:15Physics-based validation of global MHD modelsJorgensen, T et al.Oral

Friday November 22, 11:15 - 12:30, Mosane 789
11:15SuperDARN in a Space Weather PerspectiveMarcucci, M et al.Invited Oral
11:45SuperDARN observations during geomagnetic storms, geomagnetically active times and enhanced solar wind drivingWalach, M et al.Oral
12:00Trapped Population Response During Geomagnetic Auroral Super StormsMatar, J et al.Oral
12:15Magnetic local time asymmetries in electron and proton precipitation with and without substorm activityYakovchuk, O et al.Oral

Friday November 22, 14:00 - 15:15, Mosane 789
14:00Statistical quantification of extreme space weather events across multiple solar cycles: the Carrington event in contextChapman, S et al.Oral
14:15Investigating dynamical complexity at Swarm altitudes using information-theoretic measuresBalasis, G et al.Oral
14:30What is happening with the Sun – and ionospheric responseLastovicka, J et al.Oral
14:45Solar and geomagnetic activity impact on thermospheric density during ESA’s mission GOCEBerrilli, F et al.Oral
15:00Asymmetries of ground magnetic disturbances at mid-latitudes during extreme geomagnetic storms and their relevance depending on their intensitySaiz, E et al.Oral


1Global plasmapause characteristics based on satellite data and numerical simulationsVerbanac, G et al.p-Poster
2St. Patrick’s Day Storm: an analysis of the geomagnetic field fluctuations - INTERACTIVE POSTER PRESENTATION, Thursday 21/11, 15:45-16:15 Santarelli, L et al.p-Poster
3Creation & Classification of Magnetosheath Jet Database using Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission.Raptis, S et al.p-Poster
4A Study of Ionospheric Turbulence in the Polar Regions by Swarm constellation - INTERACTIVE POSTER PRESENTATION, Thursday 21/11, 15:15-15:45 (no printed poster)De michelis, P et al.p-Poster
5STEVE phenomenon related subauroral aurora or aurora-like luminous ionospheric structures – relevant structures, characteristics and correlations with geomagnetic storms derived from a citizen science based data packageHunnekuhl, M et al.p-Poster
6Comparison of FPI-Oukaimeden data with thermospheric models: GITM and TIE-GCMAbdeladim, E et al.p-Poster
7Detecting magnetospheric and ionospheric current systems patterns from Swarm observations - INTERACTIVE POSTER PRESENTATION, Thursday, 16:15-16:45 (no printed poster)Alberti, T et al.p-Poster
8Spatio-temporal scale features of field-aligned currents in polar ionosphereConsolini, G et al.p-Poster
9Far ultraviolet observations of aurora, thermosphere and ionosphere response to geomagnetic stormsZhang, Y et al.p-Poster
10Extension of the Met Office Unified Model into the ThermosphereGriffin, D et al.p-Poster
11Development of Radiation Schemes for the Extended Unified ModelJackson, D et al.p-Poster
12Relationship between thermospheric NO infrared emission and both solar wind parameters and geomagnetic indices within the period from 25 January 2005 to 5 May 2005Verbanac, G et al.p-Poster
13Substorm triggering by magnetosheath jets during northward and radial IMF - INTERACTIVE POSTER PRESENTATION, Thursday 21/11, 15:45-16:15 (no printed poster)Nykyri, K et al.p-Poster