Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
The objective of this paper is the application of a newly-developed Flux-Corrected Transport (FCT) based hydrodynamic solution methodology to the plasmasphere refilling problem following a geomagnetic storm. The FCT method is extremely well-suited to the solution of nonlinear partial differential equations with shocks and discontinuities. In this solution methodology, every ion species is modeled as two separate fluids originating from the northern and southern hemispheres. We present refilling results that includes three ion (H+, He+ and O+) species and two neutrals (H and O). We believe that with additional modifications, the model can be adapted to the solution of other ionosphere-magnetosphere coupling problems.
Chatterjee K. & Schunk R.W. (2019) A Multi-Ion, Flux-Corrected Transport Based Hydrodynamic Model for the Plasmasphere Refilling Problem, accepted by the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, subject to revisions.