3. Space science

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  1. Full paper

    Software-type Wave–Particle Interaction Analyzer on board the Arase satellite

    We describe the principles of the Wave–Particle Interaction Analyzer (WPIA) and the implementation of the Software-type WPIA (S-WPIA) on the Arase satellite. The WPIA is a new type of instrument for the direct...

    Yuto Katoh, Hirotsugu Kojima, Mitsuru Hikishima, Takeshi Takashima, Kazushi Asamura, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Yoshiya Kasahara, Satoshi Kasahara, Takefumi Mitani, Nana Higashio, Ayako Matsuoka, Mitsunori Ozaki, Satoshi Yagitani, Shoichiro Yokota, Shoya Matsuda, Masahiro Kitahara…

    Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:4

    Published on: 8 January 2018

  2. Full paper

    Wire Probe Antenna (WPT) and Electric Field Detector (EFD) of Plasma Wave Experiment (PWE) aboard the Arase satellite: specifications and initial evaluation results

    This paper summarizes the specifications and initial evaluation results of Wire Probe Antenna (WPT) and Electric Field Detector (EFD), the key components for the electric field measurement of the Plasma Wave E...

    Yasumasa Kasaba, Keigo Ishisaka, Yoshiya Kasahara, Tomohiko Imachi, Satoshi Yagitani, Hirotsugu Kojima, Shoya Matsuda, Masafumi Shoji, Satoshi Kurita, Tomoaki Hori, Atsuki Shinbori, Mariko Teramoto, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Tomoko Nakagawa, Naoko Takahashi, Yukitoshi Nishimura…

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:174

    Published on: 27 December 2017

  3. Full paper

    Medium-energy particle experiments–ion mass analyzer (MEP-i) onboard ERG (Arase)

    The medium-energy particle experiments–ion mass analyzer (MEP-i) was developed for the exploration of energization and radiation in geospace (ERG) mission (Arase), in order to measure the three-dimensional dis...

    Shoichiro Yokota, Satoshi Kasahara, Takefumi Mitani, Kazushi Asamura, Masafumi Hirahara, Takeshi Takashima, Kazuhiro Yamamoto and Yasuko Shibano

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:172

    Published on: 21 December 2017

  4. Technical report

    Visualization tool for three-dimensional plasma velocity distributions (ISEE_3D) as a plug-in for SPEDAS

    This paper introduces ISEE_3D, an interactive visualization tool for three-dimensional plasma velocity distribution functions, developed by the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya Universi...

    Kunihiro Keika, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Shinobu Machida, Akimasa Ieda, Kanako Seki, Tomoaki Hori, Yukinaga Miyashita, Masafumi Shoji, Iku Shinohara, Vassilis Angelopoulos, Jim W. Lewis and Aaron Flores

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:170

    Published on: 21 December 2017

  5. Full paper

    Low-energy particle experiments–electron analyzer (LEPe) onboard the Arase spacecraft

    In this report, we describe the low-energy electron instrument LEPe (low-energy particle experiments–electron analyzer) onboard the Arase (ERG) spacecraft. The instrument measures a three-dimensional distribut...

    Yoichi Kazama, Bo-Jhou Wang, Shiang-Yu Wang, Paul T. P. Ho, Sunny W. Y. Tam, Tzu-Fang Chang, Chih-Yu Chiang and Kazushi Asamura

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:165

    Published on: 11 December 2017

  6. Full paper

    Ground-based instruments of the PWING project to investigate dynamics of the inner magnetosphere at subauroral latitudes as a part of the ERG-ground coordinated observation network

    The plasmas (electrons and ions) in the inner magnetosphere have wide energy ranges from electron volts to mega-electron volts (MeV). These plasmas rotate around the Earth longitudinally due to the gradient an...

    Kazuo Shiokawa, Yasuo Katoh, Yoshiyuki Hamaguchi, Yuka Yamamoto, Takumi Adachi, Mitsunori Ozaki, Shin-Ichiro Oyama, Masahito Nosé, Tsutomu Nagatsuma, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Yuichi Otsuka, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Ryuho Kataoka, Yuki Takagi, Yuhei Takeshita, Atsuki Shinbori…

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:160

    Published on: 28 November 2017

  7. Full paper

    A statistical analysis of Pc1–2 waves at a near-cusp station in Antarctica

    A statistical study of Pc1–2 waves at southern polar latitudes is presented. Ultra-low frequency geomagnetic field measurements collected at the Italian station Mario Zucchelli (Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, alt...

    M. Regi, M. Marzocchetti, P. Francia and M. De Lauretis

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:152

    Published on: 3 November 2017

  8. Frontier Letter

    Near-Earth plasma sheet boundary dynamics during substorm dipolarization

    We report on the large-scale evolution of dipolarization in the near-Earth plasma sheet during an intense (AL ~ −1000 nT) substorm on August 10, 2016, when multiple spacecraft at radial distances between 4 and...

    Rumi Nakamura, Tsugunobu Nagai, Joachim Birn, Victor A. Sergeev, Olivier Le Contel, Ali Varsani, Wolfgang Baumjohann, Takuma Nakamura, Sergey Apatenkov, Anton Artemyev, Robert E. Ergun, Stephen A. Fuselier, Daniel J. Gershman, Barbara J. Giles, Yuri V. Khotyaintsev, Per-Arne Lindqvist…

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:129

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  9. Full paper

    Distribution of water-group ion cyclotron waves in Saturn’s magnetosphere

    The water-group ion cyclotron waves (ICWs) in Saturn’s magnetosphere were studied using the magnetic field data provided by the MAG magnetometer on board the Cassini satellite. The period from January 2005 to ...

    Marty Chou and Chio Zong Cheng

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:122

    Published on: 7 September 2017

    The Correction to this article has been published in Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:148

  10. Express Letter

    Do minor sudden stratospheric warmings in the Southern Hemisphere (SH) impact coupling between stratosphere and mesosphere–lower thermosphere (MLT) like major warmings?

    We have investigated the coupling between the stratosphere and mesosphere–lower thermosphere (MLT) in the Southern Hemisphere (SH) during 2010 minor sudden stratospheric warmings (SSWs). Three episodic SSWs we...

    S. Eswaraiah, Yong Ha Kim, Huixin Liu, M. Venkat Ratnam and Jaewook Lee

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:119

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  11. Letter

    Morphologies of omega band auroras

    We examined the morphological signatures of 315 omega band aurora events observed using the Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorm ground-based all-sky imager network over a period ...

    Natsuo Sato, Akira Sessai Yukimatu, Yoshimasa Tanaka and Tomoaki Hori

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:103

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  12. Technical report

    OCTAD-S: digital fast Fourier transform spectrometers by FPGA

    We have developed a digital fast Fourier transform spectrometer made of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The base instrument has independent ADC and FPGA modules...

    Kazumasa Iwai, Yûki Kubo, Hiromitsu Ishibashi, Takahiro Naoi, Kenichi Harada, Kenji Ema, Yoshinori Hayashi and Yuichi Chikahiro

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:95

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  13. Technical report

    Space environment data acquisition monitor onboard Himawari-8 for space environment monitoring on the Japanese meridian of geostationary orbit

    A space environment data acquisition monitor (SEDA) has been flown onboard the Japanese meteorological satellites ‘Himawari-8/9’ as one of the housekeeping information monitors for satellite operation. SEDA co...

    Tsutomu Nagatsuma, Kaori Sakaguchi, Yûki Kubo, Piet Belgraver, Frédéric Chastellain, Reto Muff and Takeshi Otomo

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:75

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  14. Letter

    Geomagnetic storms of cycle 24 and their solar sources

    Solar activity of cycle 24 following the deep minimum between cycle 23 and cycle 24 is the weakest one since cycle 14 (1902–1913). Geomagnetic activity is also low in cycle 24. We show that this low geomagneti...

    Shinichi Watari

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:70

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  15. Full paper

    Nighttime Pc3 pulsations: MM100 and MAGDAS observations

    In this paper, we present a statistical and case analysis of nighttime Pc3 pulsations observed from middle to equatorial latitudes during the year 2003. We found two groups of nighttime Pc3 pulsations. Pc3s of...

    Nadezda V. Yagova, Balazs Heilig, Vyacheslav A. Pilipenko, Akimasa Yoshikawa, Nataliya S. Nosikova, Kiyohumi Yumoto and Jan Reda

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:61

    Published on: 2 May 2017

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