Relatively soon we heard that we were definitely in the running to get our session okayed and that we should start thinking about who we wanted our invited speakers to be. This was amazing news, and all of a sudden it hit me that this was really happening, or at least was a strong possibility. I'm becoming a real scientist! I have a PhD, a post doc position, and now I'm actively contributing, more than just a paper, to our fields largest conference. It's a bit surreal, but so cool.
So now that all the sessions have been chosen, I'm happy to say that we did indeed get selected. We would love to have all of our peers and colleagues submit abstracts to our session! There are some competing groups, but I think ours is the best. I may be biased. You can decide for yourself. Here is our session name and description. We'd love for you to click the link and submit your abstract asap and help make this the best AGU session ever. I promise that we will have coffee in the morning breaks and beer in the afternoons... We will also have lively discussions, the best invited speakers out there, and our three is company co-chairs will keep you entertained during any and all technical glitches.
Multi-point Observations in the Inner Magnetosphere: System-wide Understanding of Particle Transport, Energization and Loss
Session ID#: 2295
Session Description: Earth’s ring current and radiation belt populations dynamically evolve over different spatial and temporal scales. The ring current is a key driver of the inner magnetosphere electrodynamics, particularly during geomagnetic storms, and it also provides the necessary energy for the excitation of plasma waves that can affect the radiation belt intensities through various acceleration and loss mechanisms associated with wave-particle interactions. The goal of this session is to develop an understanding of the various multi-scale processes contributing to the global as well as the local variability of these energetic ion and electron populations, based on multi-point observations of plasma and fields both in-situ and remotely. This session is especially timely with the unprecedented opportunity for coordinated in-situ magnetospheric observations from the Van Allen Probes, GOES, THEMIS, and Cluster missions, the large ground based arrays of instrumentation (e.g. CARISMA, SuperMAG, SuperDARN), the balloon-based BARREL observatories, and CubeSat measurements.
2730 Magnetosphere: inner [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
2774 Radiation belts [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
2778 Ring current [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
Primary Convener: Matina Gkioulidou, JHU/APL, Laurel, MD, United States
Co-conveners: Alexa Halford, Dartmouth College, Hanover, VT, United States and Drew L Turner, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States