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- 73Rankin, Robert
- 17Kabin, Konstantin
- 15Marchand, Richard
- 10Lu, J. Y.
- 9Degeling, Alex W.
- 8Gombosi, Tamas I.
A model is presented that describes the excitation of density perturbations and parallel electric fields by standing shear Alfven waves on dipole fields in Earth's magnetosphere. The model includes the effects of electron inertia and gyro-kinetic dispersion, accounting for field-aligned...
Charged particle behavior in the growth and damping stages of ultralow frequency waves: Theory and Van Allen Probes observationsDownload
Ultralow frequency (ULF) electromagnetic waves in Earth's magnetosphere can accelerate charged particles via a process called drift resonance. In the conventional drift resonance theory, a default assumption is that the wave growth rate is time independent, positive, and extremely small. However,...
Comparison of photometer and global MHD determination of the open‐closed field line boundaryournal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 109(A1), [ppDownload
We compare open-closed field line boundary positions from the BATS-R-US Global MHD model and CANOPUS photometer measurements of red-line emissions. We choose intervals of steady interplanetary and ionospheric conditions in order to adhere to the \"steady-state'' picture that we are trying to...
Comparison of the open‐closed separatrix in a global magnetospheric simulation with observations: The role of the ring currentDownload
Kabin, Konstantin, Lu, J. Y., Rankin, Robert, Gombosi, Tamas I., Watt, Clare E. J., Ridley, Aaron J., Toth, Gabor, Milan, Steve E., Zhang, Jichun, Rae, I. Johnathan, Clauer, C. Robert, De Zeeuw, Darren L., Fenrich, Frances
The development of global magnetospheric models, such as Space Weather Modeling Framework (SWMF), which can accurately reproduce and track space weather processes has high practical utility. We present an interval on 5 June 1998, where the location of the polar cap boundary, or open-closed field...
We present Van Allen Probes observations of modulations in the flux of very energetic electrons up to a few MeV and protons between 1200 and 1400 UT on 19 February 2014. During this event the spacecraft were in the dayside magnetosphere at L⋆≈5.5. The modulations extended across a wide range of...
Shock reformation involves regions of a shock undergoing periodic collapse and redevelopment on a time scale close to the ion cyclotron period. Reformation is often observed in one-dimensional (1-D) hybrid and particle in cell (PIC) simulations of quasi-perpendicular collisionless shocks provided...
The process of magnetospheric radiation belt electron transport driven by ULF waves is studied using a 2-D ideal MHD model for ULF waves in the equatorial plane including day/night asymmetry and a magnetopause boundary, and a test kinetic model for equatorially mirroring electrons. We find that...
The nonlinear dynamics of a shear flow and its subsequent evolution in the equatorial plane of the inner plasma sheet is studied. A linear analysis of the ideal MHD equations reveals a hybrid vortex instability which appears because of the coupling of Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH) and Rayleigh-Taylor...
Deformation and evolution of solar wind discontinuities through their interactions with the Earth's bow shockDownload
Kabin, Konstantin, Keika, Kunihiro, Rankin, Robert, Carr, C. M., Carlson, C. W., Glassmeier, Karl-Heinz, Magnes, Werner, Lucek, Elizabeth, McFadden, J. P., Dandouras, Iannis, Auster, H. U., Sibeck, D. G., Fornacon, K.-H., Angelopoulos, Vassilis, Baumjohann, W., Nakamura, Rumi
The present study examines the interaction of solar wind discontinuities with the Earth's bow shock, using multipoint observations in the magnetosheath by Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions During Substorms (THEMIS), Cluster, and Double Star TC1. We focus on the deformation and...