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Proposal Information for 2013B-0054


PI: Henrik Melin, Space Environment Technologies, hmelin@spacewx.com
Address: 1676 Palisades Dr., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, United States

CoI: Sarah Badman, University of Leicester
CoI: Ichiro Yoshikawa, University of Tokyo
CoI: Tom Stallard, University of Leicester
CoI: Steve Miller, University College London
CoI: Atsushi Yamazaki, JAXA/ISAS
CoI: Yasumasa Kasaba, Tohoku University
CoI: Takeshi Sakanoi, Tohoku University
CoI: Tomoki Kimura, JAXA/ISAS
CoI: Chihiro Tao, LPP
CoI: Mizuki Yoneda, Tohoku University
CoI: Masato Kagitani, Tohoku Un
CoI: James O'Donoghue, University of Leicester
CoI: James Blake, University of Leicester

Title: Quantifying energy flows between Jupiter's magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere

Abstract: Over the past two decades, our understanding of the connection between the volcanism observed at the moon Io – feeding the magnetospheric plasma sheet – and Jupiter’s auroral emissions has developed tremendously. Despite this, we barely grasp the large-scale processes that transfer energy into the auroral region, and how these processes physically affect the state of the upper atmosphere. Between the 1st and 14th of January 2014, a coordinated multi-wavelength, multi-platform, cam- paign will investigate how energy and plasma flows from the Io torus via the magnetosphere into the upper atmosphere of Jupiter. Gemini GNIRS observations will play a cruical part in this campaign, providing a direct measure of how the upper atmosphere responds the particle precipitation.


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