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Symposium on the Future of Heliospheric Science: From Geotail and Beyond

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to this special issue on "Symposium on the Future of Heliospheric Science: From Geotail and Beyond".

Geotail is a joint NASA-ISAS satellite launched in July 1992 to investigate various physical phenomena in the Earth's magnetosphere, especially in the magnetotail region. The satellite was terminated in November 2022 due to the malfunction of the data recorder. In March 2023, we will hold the “Symposium on the Future of Heliospheric Science: From Geotail and Beyond” to present the results obtained by this satellite and to discuss what kind of missions and research should be conducted in the future of magnetospheric physics by expanding on these results. The number of presentations is expected to be 30-40. The proceedings of this symposium will be collected and we hope to publish them as a special issue of EPS.

1: Global structure of geospace
2. Microscopic phenomena in space plasma: importance of observations
about distribution function/plasma waves
3: Physics of Reconnection (observation)
4: Physics of Reconnection (simulation)
5: Physics of Substorm
6: Importance of dynamics of the magnetotail
7: Contribution of Terrestrial Ions in the Magnetotail
8: Long-term Observation of the Energetic Particle Composition
9: Earth-Origin Ions as Ring Current Source
10: Contribution of Terrestrial Ions in the Magnetotail
11: Particle Acceleration at Shocks
12: Shocks and Interplanetary Phenomena

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Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2024

Lead Guest Editor

Ayako Matsuoka   
Kyoto University, Japan

Guest Editors

G. Le
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA  

Masahito Nose
Nagoya City University, Japan  

Shin Toriumi

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  1. The magnetic reconnection environment around the dayside geomagnetopause under long-lasting southward interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) conditions is investigated using the in-situ observation by GEOTAIL sat...

    Authors: Koji Kondoh and Shin-ya Nitta
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2024 76:33

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