Auroral dynamics and space weather /

The aurora is the most visible manifestation of the connection of the Earth to the space environment and has inspired awe, curiosity, and scientific inquiry for centuries. Recent advances in observing techniques and modeling and theoretical work have revealed new auroral phenomena, provided a better...

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Other Authors: Zhang, Yongliang (Editor), Paxton, Larry J. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, [2016]
Series:Geophysical monograph ; 215.
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Table of Contents:
  • Title Page; Table of Contents; CONTRIBUTORS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Part I: Aurora Types and Dynamics; 1 Investigations of the Many Distinct Types of Auroras; 1.1. OVERVIEW; 1.2. DIFFUSE AURORA; 1.3. DISCRETE AURORA; 1.4. DYNAMIC AURORA AND SMALL-SCALE AURORAL STRUCTURES; REFERENCES; 2 Quasiperiodic Aurora: Outstanding Problems and Recent Results; 2.1. INTRODUCTION; 2.2. FLICKERING AURORA; 2.3. PULSATING AURORA; 2.4. CONCLUDING REMARKS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; 3 Inverted-V Auroral Arcs and Alfvén Waves; 3.1. INTRODUCTION; 3.2. OBSERVATIONS AND INTERPRETATION; 3.3. CONCLUSION.
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTSREFERENCES; 4 Auroral Arcs and Ion Outflow; 4.1. INTRODUCTION; 4.2. ACCELERATION MECHANISMS; 4.3. OBSERVATIONS: SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION AND RELATIONSHIP WITH AURORAL ARC MORPHOLOGY; 4.4. IMPACT ON IONOSPHERIC AND MAGNETOSPHERIC DYNAMICS; 4.5. CONCLUSION; ACKNOWLEDGMENT; REFERENCES; 5 Isolated Proton Auroras and Pc1/EMIC Waves at Subauroral Latitudes; 5.1. INTRODUCTION; 5.2. OBSERVATION SITE AND INSTRUMENTATION; 5.3. EVENT DETECTION METHODS; 5.4. STATISTICAL RESULTS; 5.5. SUMMARY AND DISCUSSION; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES.
  • 6 Dynamics of the Dayside Aurora as Viewed from the South Pole6.1. INTRODUCTION; 6.2. INSTRUMENTATION; 6.3. RESULTS; 6.4. DISCUSSION; 6.5. CONCLUSIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; 7 Structures in Polar Rain Auroras; 7.1. INTRODUCTION; 7.2. OBSERVATIONS OF POLAR RAIN AURORA; 7.3. STATISTICAL STUDY OF POLAR RAIN ELECTRON STRUCTURES; 7.4. NIGHTSIDE POLAR RAIN GAP AND ENERGY DISPERSION; 7.5. SUMMARY; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; 8 Dynamics Related to Plasmasheet Flow Bursts as Revealed from the Aurora; 8.1. INTRODUCTION; 8.2. ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN FLOW BURSTS AND AURORA STREAMERS.
  • 8.3. WESTWARD TURNING OF FLOW BURSTS8.4. DISTURBANCES FORMED VIAFLOW BURSTS; 8.5. CONCLUSIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; 9 Role of Multiple Atmospheric Reflections in Formation of Electron Distribution Function in the Diffuse Aurora Region; 9.1. INTRODUCTION; 9.2. MODEL AND PHYSICAL SCENARIO; 9.3. SE ATMOSPHERE−MAGNETOSPHERE COUPLING; 9.4. ATMOSPHERIC ALBEDO AND ITS PHENOMENOLOGY; 9.5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; Part II: Hemispheric Conjugacy of Auroras; 10 Mechanisms that Produce Auroral Asymmetries in Conjugate Hemispheres; 10.1. INTRODUCTION.
  • 10.2. RECENT RESULTS10.3. SUMMARY; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; 11 Interhemispheric Symmetries and Asymmetries of Aurora from Ground-Based Conjugate Observations; 11.1. INTRODUCTION; 11.2. OBSERVATION; 11.3. SUMMARY AND DISCUSSION; ACKNOWLEDGMENT; REFERENCES; Part III: Substorm Aurora; 12 Magnetospheric Substorm Onset by Current Disruption Processes; 12.1. INTRODUCTION; 12.2. OBSERVATIONS OF THE SUBSTORM CURRENT SYSTEM; 12.3. THE CURRENT DISRUPTION MODEL FOR THE SUBSTORM CURRENT SYSTEM; 12.4. OBSERVATIONS PERTAINING TO SUBSTORM CURRENT SYSTEM.