The Solar Wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere coupling constitutes an important subject of scientific interest, in particular in the Space Weather context. Briefly, in this process, the energy is transferred from the solar wind to the magnetosphere by means of both the magnetic reconnection at the dayside magnetopause and the viscous-like interaction generated by micro or macro instabilities. On the other hand, the magnetosphere and the ionosphere, strictly connected through the magnetic field lines, can exchange energy and momentum, basically, through three main processes: (1) the transmission of electric fields, (2) the flows of electric charges by means of Field Aligned Current (FAC) and (3) the precipitation and/or outflow of particles. In this work, we study some aspects of the interaction of the interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICME) of June 21, 2015 event with the magnetosphereionosphere system. In particular, we analyse the response of the magnetosphere to the impact of the interplanetary shock preceding the ICME, the magnetospheric and the ionospheric disturbance currents, and the geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) that developed over the entire northern hemisphere.

The consequences of ICME impact on the circumterrestrial environment: A case event

Piersanti M
2019

Abstract

The Solar Wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere coupling constitutes an important subject of scientific interest, in particular in the Space Weather context. Briefly, in this process, the energy is transferred from the solar wind to the magnetosphere by means of both the magnetic reconnection at the dayside magnetopause and the viscous-like interaction generated by micro or macro instabilities. On the other hand, the magnetosphere and the ionosphere, strictly connected through the magnetic field lines, can exchange energy and momentum, basically, through three main processes: (1) the transmission of electric fields, (2) the flows of electric charges by means of Field Aligned Current (FAC) and (3) the precipitation and/or outflow of particles. In this work, we study some aspects of the interaction of the interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICME) of June 21, 2015 event with the magnetosphereionosphere system. In particular, we analyse the response of the magnetosphere to the impact of the interplanetary shock preceding the ICME, the magnetospheric and the ionospheric disturbance currents, and the geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) that developed over the entire northern hemisphere.
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