RBSP Science Working Group Meeting 2009-06-18

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RBSP Science Working Group Meeting at Redondo Beach

Thursday June 18, 2009

9:00 Discussion of PDMP needed inputs - Discussion leaders Nicky Fox & Rob Barnes

Review portions of the Project Data Management Plan that were TBD at the time of first delivery.  
Review Table of Contents and discuss needs for other sections.

10:00 Sharing plans for Data Products - Discussion leaders Nicky Fox & Rob Barnes

Summarization of what teams are providing and discussions as to what other teams need.  
"Mini" presentations from each of the teams on what specifically they need from other teams.  
Identification of the instrument team's specific data product levels.

11:30 Report from LWS TR&T focus team - "Formation and loss of new radiation belts in the slot region" - Mike Liemohn

Focused in terms of what do we and "can we" know now with existing data vs. what RBSP will contribute.  
What do the people who worry about this need from RBSP?  
Are we doing the right things?

1:30 RBSP Model Needs - Discussion leader Richard Thorne

The current status of Radiation Belt modeling efforts as well as recent advances in Radiation Belts.  
Discussion of the major remaining challenges modeling and preparations for RBSP launch in 2012.

2:30 Report from LWS TR&T focus team - "Toward combined models of acceleration, loss and transport of energetic electrons and protons in the magnetosphere" - Mike Liemohn

Focused in terms of what do we and "can we" know now with existing data vs. what RBSP will contribute.  
What do the people who worry about this need from RBSP?  
Are we doing the right things?

3:00 Radiation Belt Modeling - Yuri Shprits

Code to calculate diffusion coefficients for wave normal angles and also recent 3D modeling and data assimilation work.

3:45 Nonlinear Theory of Ion-Cyclotron Instability - Peter Yoon

Theoretical work on plasma turbulence and particle-wave interaction energizing electrons and ions.

4:30 General discussion on modeling needs - Discussion leader Sasha Ukhoskiy
5:30  Adjourn    

Friday June 19, 2009

9:00 RBSP Mission and the Ionosphere-Thermosphere - Discussion leader Dave Sibeck

General discussion on the role of Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling on RBSP Science

9:30 Importance of Ground Magnetometers to NASA Heliophysics Missions - Discussion leader Bob Strangeway

General discussion on the desirements of ground-based support for the RBSP mission

10:00 Overview of SuperMag - Nicky Fox for Jesper Gjerloev
10:15 SuperDARN contributions to the RBSP mission - Elsayed Talaat
10:45 Overview of AMPERE - Sasha Ukhoskiy for Brian Anderson
11:15 Success criterion for RBSP - discussion leader Lou Lanzerotti

Define a set of studies and predictions.  
This is not just another way of defining the mission objectives.  
Predictive science in advance of Phase E, in order to provide concrete results against which to compare RBSP observations. It has to be specific to RBSP instrument capabilities, orbital limitations, mission duration, etc.  
E.g. to run some models or exercise some theories of that, specifically, RBSP should see in order to prove or disprove the importance of a certain mechanism.  
Define a set of if/then's..... if we see X then it strongly suggests that Y

12:15 Discussion on how RBSP will answer the various science questions raised during meeting - Discussion leader Nicky Fox
12:15 Wrap-up

We will post the presentations in downloadable form on this website as we receive them. If you would like to have your presentations posted here, please contact Nicky Fox (Nicky.Fox@jhuapl.edu) or Dan Smith (Dan.Smith@jhuapl.edu) for instructions on how to upload your files to the drop box.

 



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