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Dayside and polar cap aurora

Author: P E Sandholt; Herbert C Carlson; Alv Egeland
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2002.
Series: Astrophysics and space science library, v. 270.
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The auroral emissions in the upper atmosphere of the polar regions of the Earth are evidence of the capture of energetic particles from the Sun, streaming by the Earth as the solar wind. These  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P E Sandholt; Herbert C Carlson; Alv Egeland
ISBN: 1402004478 9781402004476
OCLC Number: 49513509
Description: xiv, 287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Auroral Physics: The Preamble --
A Look at History --
Twentieth-Century Pioneers --
The Origins of Aurora --
Observing Aurora --
Concepts of the Auroral Oval and Sun-Aligned Arcs --
New Discoveries --
Near-Earth Space and Dayside Aurora --
Magnetospheric Boundary Layers --
Dayside and Polar Cap Auroras --
Convection Patterns --
Responses to IMF Transitions: Aurora and Convection --
Remarks on Major Results --
Optical Aurora --
Altitude Profiles --
Useful Relationships --
Auroral Emissions from Dayside Aurora and Sun-Aligned Arcs --
Atomic vs. Molecular Emission --
Forbidden Atomic Lines in the Auroral Emissions --
Permitted Atomic Lines --
Thermal Excitation in General --
Atmospheric Temperatures and Auroral Emissions --
The Hydrogen Lines--Proton Auroras --
Characteristics of Auroral Emissions --
Units of Auroral Intensities --
Dayside Auroral Forms and Activities --
Case 1: December 3, 1997 --
Auroral Observations --
Magnetic Observations --
Case 2: November 30, 1997 --
Solar Wind and IMF Observations --
Auroral Observations --
Magnetic Observations --
Combined Ground and Satellite Observations --
Case Review --
Case 3: January 11, 1993 --
Case 4: January 3, 1995 --
IMF Observations --
Auroral Observations --
Magnetic Observations --
Observations of Particle Precipitation --
Case 5: January 12, 1997 --
Solar Wind and IMF Observations --
Auroral Observations --
Case 6: November 22, 1995 --
Solar Wind and IMF Observations --
Auroral and Magnetic Observations --
Ionospheric Ion Drift Observations.
Series Title: Astrophysics and space science library, v. 270.
Responsibility: by Per Even Sandholt, Herbert C. Carlson, and Alv Egeland.
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