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Engineering-Physics Space Plasma Seminar



4:00pm - 5:00pm ET


Zoom: Email for link and password

"Impact of Foreshock Transients on the Earth's Nightside Magnetosphere and Ionosphere"

Foreshock transients play a role in the solar wind-magnetosphere coupling. The dynamic pressure perturbations associated foreshock transients can locally distort the magnetopause, which drives disturbances within the magnetosphere and ionosphere. In the first part of my talk, I will give a brief introduction of the geospace environment and the impact from the solar wind. In the second part, I will talk about foreshock transients and give an overview on what we have learned in the past decade. In the third part, I will present our recent global hybrid simulation work on the evolution of foreshock transients and their impact on the magnetosphere and ionosphere as they propagate from the dayside to nightside.

About the Speaker(s)

Chih-Ping Wang


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