Accession Number:

AD1161253

Title:

Electromagnetic Energy Deposition During M-I-T Coupling

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Final Report]

Corporate Author:

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2022-01-09

Pagination or Media Count:

18

Abstract:

The main objective of this project is to investigate solar wind SW, magnetospheric M, ionospheric I, and thermospheric T processes in order to better understand how the electromagnetic energy deposited from the coupled SW-M system impacted the coupled I-T system. To fulfill the main objective, we investigated both i the electromagnetic and geophysical processes occurring in the coupled SW-M system and ii the resultant topside ionospheric and thermospheric responses. The specific main aims of the research are to investigate 1 solar wind, Interplanetary Magnetic Field IMF and Interplanetary Electric Field IEF variations, 2 dayside magnetopause and nightside magnetotail reconnection events supplying the electromagnetic energy, 3 thermospheric responses, and 4 how the coupled high-latitude M-I-T system impacts the auroral and subauroral regions.

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Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]