Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Morse 301
Space Science Seminar
Doug Cramer, UNH

Plasma Sheet Injections into the Inner Magnetosphere: OpenGGCM-RCM coupled model results

Abstract: Narrow flow bursts in the plasma sheet have been found to be responsible for the majority of plasma injected into the inner magnetosphere. We examine the character and behavior of these flow bursts during geomagnetic storm and quiet times using a global magnetosphere MHD model (OpenGGCM) that is coupled to a kinetic ring current model (Rice Convection Model).