Outer planet moon - magnetosphere interaction workshop


COVID19: In light of the global Covid-19 outbreak, the workshop will be held as a virtual meeting.

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Outer planet moon - magnetosphere interaction workshop

The focus of this workshop is the interaction between the outer planet moons in our Solar System and their magnetospheric environment, in preparation of upcoming missions like JUICE and Europa Clipper.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Upstream and local variability of the moons' magnetospheric environments

  • Interaction processes between magnetospheres and moon surfaces and exospheres, including the role of dust and the interaction with irregular satellites (for example Thebe and Amalthea)

Abstracts addressing moon-magnetosphere interaction from all disciplines are welcome, including ground-based and Earth-orbit based observation, simulation results, theory, in-situ and remote sensing data analysis. We welcome results from past missions such as Voyager, Galileo and Cassini-Huygens, and current missions such as Hisaki and JUNO.

  • Adam Masters
  • Alessandra Migliorini
  • Ali Sulaiman
  • Andrew Coates
  • André Galli
  • Baptiste Cecconi
  • Camilla Harris
  • Carl Schmidt
  • Cesare Grava
  • Claire Baskevitch
  • Corentin Louis
  • Daniel Heyner
  • Devanshu Jha
  • Drew Coffin
  • Edward Nerney
  • Elias Roussos
  • Fabrice Cipriani
  • Fran Bagenal
  • Frank Crary
  • Fuminori Tsuchiya
  • George Xystouris
  • Geraint Jones
  • Hadassa Raquel Peixoto Jácome
  • Hans Huybrighs
  • Harry Manners
  • Hongyang Zhou
  • Howard Smith
  • Ingo Mueller-Wodarg
  • Jan-Erik Wahlund
  • john richardson
  • Katrin Stephan
  • Kurt Retherford
  • Leonardo Regoli
  • Lina Hadid
  • Lorenz Roth
  • Lucas Liuzzo
  • Marco Pinto
  • Marina Galand
  • Martin Volwerk
  • Mats Holmstrom
  • Michel Blanc
  • Michiko Morooka
  • Mika Holmberg
  • Nawapat Kaweeyanun
  • Nicholas Achilleos
  • Niklas Edberg
  • Olivier Witasse
  • Prateek Tripathi
  • Richard Cartwright
  • Richard Haythornthwaite
  • Ronan Modolo
  • Rowan Dayton-Oxland
  • Sanju Khatri
  • Tom Nordheim
  • Vincent Dols
  • Yvette Marie Gonzalez
  • Thursday, 5 November
    • 13:45 14:00
      Welcome and introduction 15m Estec


    • 14:00 15:22
      Oral presentations: Block 1
      • 14:00
        Invited presentation: The variable energetic charged particle environment of outer planet moons 20m
        Speaker: Elias Roussos (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research)
      • 14:20
        Effects of Titan's magnetospheric environment on its atmosphere 20m
        Speaker: Leonardo Regoli (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)
      • 14:40
        Ambient magnetic and plasma conditions at moon orbits 20m
        Speaker: Nicholas Achilleos (UCL)
      • 15:00
        Modelling of Energy-Transfer Processes at Ganymede’s Upstream Magnetopause 20m
        Speaker: Nawapat Kaweeyanun (Imperial College London)
      • 15:20
        Io plasma torus and Jovian aurora activities seen by Hisaki: Recent result, current status, and future plan 2m
        Speaker: Fuminori Tsuchiya (Graduate school of Science, Tohoku University)
    • 15:22 15:30
      Break 8m
    • 15:30 16:50
      Oral presentations: Block 2
      • 15:30
        Reconnection-driven Dynamics at Ganymede's Upstream Magnetosphere: 3D Global Hall MHD and MHD-EPIC Simulations 20m
        Speaker: Hongyang Zhou
      • 15:50
        Multi-fluid MHD Modeling of Europa's Plasma Interaction 20m
        Speaker: Camilla Harris (University of Michigan Ann Arbor)
      • 16:10
        Europa plume studies 20m
        Speaker: Lorenz Roth (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden)
      • 16:30
        Impact of using a collisional plume model on detecting Europa's water plumes from a flyby 20m
        Speaker: Rowan Dayton-Oxland (Miss)
    • 16:50 17:20
      Break 30m
    • 17:20 19:20
      Oral presentations: Block 3
      • 17:20
        Invited presentation: Variability of the Galilean moon plasma environment and implications for moon-magnetosphere interactions 20m
        Speaker: Fran Bagenal (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO USA)
      • 17:40
        The Io and Europa plasma tori as potential ultra-low-frequency resonators 20m
        Speaker: Harry Manners (Imperial College London)
      • 18:00
        The Io-torus interaction as seen through a telescope 20m
        Speaker: Carl Schmidt (Boston University)
      • 18:20
        Determining the Io volcanic source with Hisaki neutral oxygen observations and 3D modeling 20m
        Speaker: Howard Smith (JHU APL)
      • 18:40
        Plasma flow around a satellite with an ionosphere: Theoretical models of the moon-magnetosphere interaction 20m
        Speaker: Frank Crary (University of Colorado, LASP)
      • 19:00
        Pickup ions in the outer solar system 20m
        Speaker: Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory)
    • 19:20 19:30
      Break 10m
    • 19:30 19:46
      Poster session: Poster teaser 1
      • 19:30
        Variability in the energetic electron bombardment of Ganymede 2m
        Speaker: Lucas Liuzzo (Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley)
      • 19:32
        Ganymede Book 2m
        Speaker: Martin Volwerk (Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
      • 19:34
        Energetic proton depletions near Europa: the effect of plumes, atmospheric charge exchange, Alfvén wings and the wake 2m
        Speaker: Hans Huybrighs
      • 19:36
        Survey of the Nançay Decameter Array's extended catalog for the possible control of Jupiter's decametric radio emissions by Europa. 2m
        Speaker: Hadassa Raquel Peixoto Jácome (INPE, Brazil)
      • 19:38
        Simulations of UV Emission from the Io Plasma Torus using the Colorado Io Torus Emission Package 2 (CITEP 2) 2m
        Speaker: Edward Nerney (LASP, CU Boulder)
      • 19:40
        Io’s Loss of Neutral Material: Numerical Simulations 2m
        Speaker: Vincent Dols (LASP Colorado University USA)
      • 19:42
        Spectroscopic observations of Io Neutral Clouds: constraints on Na-bearing dust grains ejected from Io 2m
        Speaker: Cesare Grava (Southwest Research Institute)
      • 19:44
        An Alfvénic source for suprathermal electrons in the Io torus 2m
        Speaker: Drew Coffin (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
    • 19:46 20:30
      Poster session: Poster breakout
  • Friday, 6 November
    • 14:00 15:20
      Oral presentations: Block 4
      • 14:00
        Low-energy electrons in Saturn’s inner magnetosphere from the Cassini Langmuir Probe 20m
        Speaker: George Xystouris (Lancaster University)
      • 14:20
        The Langmuir probe observations of the dust and plasma at Enceladus plume and the E-ring 20m
        Speaker: Michiko Morooka (Swedish Institute of Space Physics)
      • 14:40
        Fast and Slow Water Ion Populations in the Enceladus Plume 20m
        Speaker: Richard Haythornthwaite (University College London)
      • 15:00
        Remote Detection of Surface Charging at Saturn’s Icy Moons 20m
        Speaker: Geraint Jones (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory)
    • 15:20 15:30
      Break 10m
    • 15:30 16:50
      Oral presentations: Block 5
      • 15:30
        Invited presentation: Moon-magnetosphere interactions of Io and Enceladus: A high-resolution, in-situ parametric study 20m
        Speaker: Ali Sulaiman (University of Iowa)
      • 15:50
        Moon-induced auroral radio emission in the outer solar system 20m
        Speaker: Corentin Louis (IRAP - Toulouse)
      • 16:10
        Triton Plasma Interactions 20m
        Speaker: Mats Holmstrom (Swedish Institute of Space Physics)
      • 16:30
        Investigating the energy inputs to Triton’s enigmatic ionosphere 20m
        Speaker: Tom Nordheim (NASA JPL)
    • 16:50 17:00
      Break 10m
    • 17:00 18:00
    • 18:00 19:20
      Oral presentations: Block 6
      • 18:00
        Invited presentation: Connecting the Galileo particle, plasma, and field data with ionospheric, exospheric, and MHD models 20m
        Speaker: Marina Galand (Imperial College London)
      • 18:20
        Detectability of subsurface oceans and their flows by JUICE 20m
        Speaker: Ingo Mueller-Wodarg (Imperial College London)
      • 18:40
        Investigating the origin of sulfur-bearing species on the Galilean moon Callisto 20m
        Speaker: Richard Cartwright (Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute)
      • 19:00
        Interaction of plasma with the surface of icy moons: insights from laboratory experiments 20m
        Speaker: André Galli (University of Bern)
    • 19:20 19:30
      Thank you for joining 10m
    • 19:30 19:44
      Poster teaser: Poster teaser 2
      • 19:30
        The RADiation hard Electron Monitor (RADEM) for the JUICE mission 2m
        Speaker: Marco Pinto (LIP)
      • 19:32
        The JUICE Radio & Plasma Wave Investigation (RPWI) of the Jovian moon-magnetosphere interactions 2m
        Speaker: Dr Jan-Erik Wahlund (Swedish Institute of Space Physics)
      • 19:34
        Europa-UVS and JUICE-UVS Plans for Auroral and Airglow Observations of Moon-Magnetosphere Interactions 2m
        Speaker: Kurt Retherford (SwRI, San Antonio, TX)
      • 19:36
        JUICE spacecraft charging in the variable Jovian magnetosphere, plumes of Europa and the auroral zone of Ganymede: Implications for future particle and fields measurements 2m
        Speaker: Mika Holmberg (ESTEC)
      • 19:38
        Large density spikes in Titan’s upper ionosphere 2m
        Speaker: Niklas Edberg (Swedish Institute of Space Physics)
      • 19:40
        Polarization electrostatic field in the presence of negatively charged dust: implications for dust confinement near Saturn’s F ring 2m
        Speaker: Lina Hadid
      • 19:42
        Jupiter’s unusual swirly storms 2m
        Speaker: Prateek Tripathi (Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India)
    • 19:44 20:30
      Poster breakouts