I asked Hiroyuki Shinagawa of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Applied Electromagnetic Research Center
Space Environment Group
4-2-1 Nukui-Kitamachi, Koganei
Tokyo 184-8795, Japan
if he could help me figure what the graphs on the Magnetosphere Simulation mean.
This is the message he sent me.
Thank you for your interest in our magnetosphere simulation.
In the lower right panel of the top figure, V(km/s), Dens.(p/cc),
By(nt), Bz(nt), indicate velocity, density, magnetic field components
of the solar wind, respectively. Those parameters are obtained by
the ACE satellite, and are used as inputs to the magnetosphere
In the middle figure, T(degrees k), Dens.(p/cc) show plasma temperature
and density at the geostationary orbit. Those parameters are
used to deduce the environment around satellites at this orbit.
AE, AO, AL, AU indicate auroral activities.
The following site give a good explanation about those indices.
These indices are usually given by observed magnetic field data.
But, we calculated them with our simulation model.
I hope this will help the members that we not clear about this data like me.