It's that time of year again and you're probably getting thousands of e-mails telling you how great a particular AGU session is and why you should submit to it. And you betcha, we've got one for our session as well. Aaron, Chris, and I would like to welcome you to submit an abstract to our AGU session (SM 029 ID#: 12578) on lower frequency wave modulation of higher frequency waves and particle loss to the atmosphere. The full description of the session can be found below and the web address to submit an abstract is https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/preliminaryview.cgi/Session12578.html. Bonus points if you can fit an Ole and Lena joke into the abstract. If you need inspiration or just some procrastination, google Ole and Lena Jokes, but here's some from the prairie home companion http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/features/hodgepodge/20000401_jokeshow/ole_sven.htm
All us conveners have roots in MN, if you hadn't guessed eh, so our session will be where all the science arguments will be strong, all the plots will be good looking, and all the posters will be above average... with your help of course. If we all plan ahead we could have a real great pot luck at the poster session(s); all those primarily looking at frequencies in the Pc1 range and higher bring salad, Pc 2-3 range a hot dish and Pc 4 and below a desert.
And in the words of MN native son Garrison Keillor, Be well, do good work, and keep in touch. Hope to see you in our session at AGU, and if you all submit to our session, I promise not to bring Lutefisk to share :)
-Alexa, Aaron, and Chris
P.S. Ya, and if you don't mind, and it's not too much of a bother, could you maybe encourage others to submit here too?
Session title: Understanding the scale and significance of ULF modulation of higher frequency wave power and energetic particle loss rates.
Our understanding of radiation belt loss has come a long way in the nearly 60 years since the launch of Explorer 1. Observations from satellite missions (e.g. Van Allen Probes, MMS, ect) can be greatly enhanced by observations on the ground (magnetometers, riometers, etc.), in the atmosphere (BARREL) and at LEO (various CubeSats), giving unprecedented coverage of the magnetosphere.
Recent discoveries have shown significant ULF period modulation of higher frequency wave power and electron loss, as well as global-scale coherence in electron loss. Possible causes of these modulations include ULF period changes in background plasma density, magnetic field, size of the loss cone, modification of particle pitch-angle distributions, changes in mirror location, etc.
This session invites observational, modeling and theoretical studies that further our understanding of the source of the ULF waves, and the extent to which they modulate electron loss directly, or indirectly via enhancing higher frequency wave growth.