Advances in Polar Upper Atmosphere Research

No. 19

CONTENTS

Boundary between the near-Earth (10RE) plasma sheet and outer plasma sheet: Equatorial observations at 9|15RE by Geotail
d Hisato Shirai, Tomoaki Hori and Toshifumi MukaidE@@1

Seasonal and solar cycle dependences of the correlation between auroral kilometric radiation and the AE index
d Atsushi Kumamoto, Takayuki Ono and Masahide IizimadE@ 10

Extreme magnetic field variations during the October 2003 superstorm
d Tohru Sakurai and Yutaka TonegawadE@ 21

Subionospheric LF monitoring of ionospheric perturbations prior to the Tokachi-oki earthquake and a possible mechanism of lithosphere-ionosphere coupling
d Masashi Hayakawa, Alexandre V. Shvets and Shinko MaekawadE@ 42

Model calculations of possible ionospheric backscatter echo area for a mid-latitude HF radar
d Nozomu Nishitani and Tadahiko OgawadE@ 55


Research notes

Relationship between thermospheric vertical wind and the location of ionospheric current in the polar region
d Mamoru IshiidE@ 63

High-resolution simulation of propagation of interplanetary shock wave caused by a coronal mass ejection observed on November 13, 2003
d Tomoya Ogawa, Mitsue Den, Takashi Tanaka, and Kazuyuki YamashitadE@ 71

Plasma flow characteristics in converging field line geometry in anisotropic plasmas
d Osuke SakadE@ 80

The effect of magnetic mirror force on the field-aligned acceleration of plasmas
d Osuke Saka, Shigeru Fujita and Daniel N. BakerdE@ 84

VHF data transmission experiments using MBC equipment conducted during the period from JARE-43 to JARE-45
d Kaiji Mukumoto, Akira Fukuda, Masashi Nagasawa, Yasuaki Yoshihiro, Kei Nakano, Satoshi Ohichi, Hisao Yamagishi, Natsuo Sato, Akira Kadokura, Huigen Yang, Ming Wu Yao, Sen Zhang, Guojing He and Li-Jun JindE@ 89


Review

Inner magnetospheric plasma interactions and coupling with the ionosphere
d Mei-Ching Fok, Yusuke Ebihara and Thomas E. MooredE@106


Report

Development of the Virtual Earth's Magnetosphere System (VEMS)
d Ken T. Murata, Kazunori Yamamoto, Daisuke Matsuoka, Eizen Kimura, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Masaki Okada, Toshifumi Mukai, Jhon B. Sigwarth, Shigeru Fujita, Takashi Tanaka, Kiyohumi Yumoto, Tatsuki Ogino, Kazuo Shiokawa, Nikolai A. Tsyganenko, James L. Green and Tsugunobu NagaidE@135