EPSC2018 – Session on ‘Global modelling and remote sensing of planetary magnetospheric dynamics ‘

April 13, 2018, from Richard Morton

Dear Colleagues,

The 13th European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) will take place at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, on 16 – 21 Sept. 2018. We would like to bring to your attention the session described below, and encourage you to submit abstracts for either oral or poster presentations by the deadline of Wednesday 16 May 2018, 13:00 CEST by visiting
and selecting Magnetospheres and Space Physics (MSP).

Looking forward to meeting you in Berlin in September and to some interesting discussions!
Graziella, Caitriona and Norbert

MSP2/MD8 Global modelling and remote sensing of planetary magnetospheric dynamics

Convener: Graziella Branduardi-Raymont
Co-conveners: Caitriona Jackman, Norbert Krupp

The impact of the solar wind onto solar system bodies is characterised by the formation of plasma structures which are regulated and evolve as a consequence of a range of magnetic processes. A variety of simulations, e.g. based on MHD codes, are employed to model the complex behaviour of the plasma under varying solar wind conditions.
Such models require validation through comparison with observations.
While many space missions have flown dedicated to probing the microscale in great detail with in situ measurements, imaging provides a global perspective, e.g. IR, visible, FUV and X-ray images of aurorae, EUV images of the plasmasphere, ENA images of the ring current and soon soft X-ray images of the Earth’s magnetosheath and cusps. The aim of this session is to review the models that have been developed to describe solar wind-planetary magnetosphere interactions and the global remote sensing data which provide the means to corroborate them. We also welcome abstracts that consider planets whose magnetospheric dynamics are influenced by factors other than the solar wind, including planetary rotation and internal plasma loading.