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ST2.3

Earth's Inner Magnetosphere: Feeding, Dynamics and Coupling Processes
Co-Conveners: Fabien Darrouzet , Sandrine Rochel Grimald 
Orals
 / Thu, 01 May, 08:30–10:00 / Room Y2
Posters
 / Attendance Wed, 30 Apr, 17:30–19:00 / Blue Posters
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD4.8 / Wed, 30 Apr, 08:30–09:15 / Room B7 
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The inner magnetosphere is a dynamical system that responds strongly to solar wind-magnetospheric interactions. It is composed of ion and electron populations over a range of energies observed in the plasmasphere, the ring current and the Van Allen radiation belts. These populations are continuously interacting and are replenished through ionospheric and plasma sheet processes. Some of the coupling and feeding processes include variability of electromagnetic fields, variability of currents, and wave particle interactions. This session is devoted to gaining a better understanding of the strongly coupled inner magnetospheric system and to provide insight into how geomagnetic disturbances propagate through and modify the different populations present within. Comparisons and confrontations between different datasets and data analysis techniques are encouraged in order to improve our knowledge and modelling of the fundamental aspects of inner magnetosphere physics. Observational studies of particular events, statistical analyses and modelling efforts of the inner magnetosphere are also welcome. In particular, studies with long-duration missions (e.g. Cluster, IMAGE, TWINS and SAMPEX), recently launched missions (e.g. Van Allen Probes), work in preparation for future inner magnetosphere missions (e.g. ORBITALS, ERG) and multi-satellite and ground based data analyses are encouraged.
(invited talks confirmed: Dr. Natalia Ganushkina, Dr. Mona Kessel and Dr. Drew Turner)