ST2.5Mass, Momentum, and Energy Transport through boundaries in the magnetosphere
|Convener: Yoann Vernisse | Co-Conveners: Stefan Eriksson , Takuma Nakamura|
How mass, momentum and energy are transported through boundaries in collisionless plasmas is a ubiquitous problem in space plasma. In this session, we review processes involved in the transport across the collisionless boundaries near the Earth’s magnetosphere such as the bow shock, magnetopause and magnetotail current sheet, and discuss how these processes drive the solar wind transport into the magnetosphere as well as other solar wind-magnetosphere coupling phenomena, based on various research tools such as theories, computer modelings, grand-based and spacecraft observations including Geotail, Cluster, THEMIS/ARTEMIS and MMS. The candidate processes for the transport will be magnetic reconnection, Kelvin-Helmholtz, Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities, kinetic Alfven waves and other important plasma waves/instabilities.