EGU22-475
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-475
EGU General Assembly 2022
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Magnetospheric ULF wave dependence on Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections and Stream Interaction Regions

Konstantina Thanasoula1, Christos Katsavrias1, Afroditi Nasi1, Ioannis A. Daglis1,2, Georgios Balasis3, and Theodore Sarris4
Konstantina Thanasoula et al.
  • 1Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • 2Hellenic Space Center, Greece
  • 3IAASARS, National Observatory of Athens, Greece
  • 4Department of Electrical Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Radial diffusion driven by Ultra Low Frequency (ULF) waves is very important for magnetospheric dynamics, because it contributes to relativistic electron enhancements and losses in the outer Van Allen radiation belt. Previous studies have investigated the dependence of ULF wave power spectral density and radial diffusion coefficients (DLL) on solar wind parameters. However, a conclusive correlation between the type of interplanetary drivers (such as Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections (ICMEs) and Stream Interaction Regions (SIRs)), ULF wave power spectral density and radial diffusion coefficients DLL is still an open topic. In this study, we use the "SafeSpace" database (https://synergasia.uoa.gr/modules/document/?course=PHYS120), which includes radial diffusion coefficients DLL and ULF wave power spectral density. This database was created using magnetic and electric field measurements by the THEMIS satellites for a 9-year period (2011- 2019). We conduct a statistical analysis of radial diffusion coefficients DLL, which contributes to relativistic electron radial diffusion quantification, and ULF wave power spectral density, to find out their dependence on ICMEs (25 events) and SIRs (46 events). In addition, we study how the parameters of these solar wind drivers influence the growth of ULF waves and  the behavior of radial diffusion coefficients.

How to cite: Thanasoula, K., Katsavrias, C., Nasi, A., Daglis, I. A., Balasis, G., and Sarris, T.: Magnetospheric ULF wave dependence on Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections and Stream Interaction Regions, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-475, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-475, 2022.

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