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Auroral Dynamics and Space Weather: Understanding and Applications

Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 215

By: Yongliang Zhang(Editor), Larry Paxton(Editor)

336 pages, illustrations

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Nov 2015 | #226960 | ISBN-13: 9781118978702
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About this book

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 understanding of auroral dynamics, and have led to an enhanced capability for auroral forecasts.

This monograph features discussions of:
- New auroral phenomena due to the ring current ion and polar rain electron precipitation
- Various auroral forms and hemispheric asymmetry
- Auroral model development and MHD simulations
- Application of the auroral observations for radio absorption and scintillation
- Aurora nowcast and forecast for space weather operations

Auroral Dynamics and Space Weather is a valuable contribution for scientists, researchers, space weather operators, and students of Earth's space environment.


Table of Content

Section I: Aurora Types and Dynamics
- Investigations of the Many Distinct Types of Aurorae
      Christopher Colpitts
- Quasiperiodic aurora: Outstanding problems and recent results
      Eric Lund
- Inverted-V Auroral Arcs and Alfvén Waves
     Christopher Chaston
- Auroral Arcs and Ion Outflow
      Romain Maggiolo
- Isolated proton aurora and Pc1/EMIC waves at subauroral latitudes
      Kaori Sakaguchi, Kazuo Shiokawa, Yoshizumi Miyoshim, and Marin Connors
- Dynamics of the Dayside Aurora as Viewed from the South Pole
      D. J. McEwen, G. G. Sivjee, and Y. Zhang
- Structures in Polar Rain Aurora
      Yongliang Zhang, Larry Paxton, and Hyosub Kil
- Dynamics Related to Plasma Sheet Flow Bursts as Revealed from the Aurora
      Larry R. Lyons, Toshi Nishimura, Bea Gallardo-Lacourt, Ying Zou, Eric Donovan, Stephen Mende, Vassilis Angelopoulos, John M. Ruohoniemi, Kathryn A. McWilliams, Don L. Hampton, and Michael J. Nicolls
- The Role of Multiple Atmospheric Reflections in the Formation of the Electron Distribution Function in the Diffuse Aurora Region
      George Khazanov, Elizabeth Himwich, Alex Glocer, and David Sibeck

Section II: Hemispheric Conjugacy of Aurora
- What are the mechanisms that produce auroral asymmetries in the conjugate hemispheres?
      Nikolai Østgaard, Jone Reistad, Paul Tenfjord, Larl Laundal, Kristian Snekvik, Steve Milan, Stein Haaland
- Interhemispheric symmetries and asymmetries of the aurora from ground-based conjugate observations
      Natsuo Sato

Section III: Substorm Aurora
- Magnetospheric Substorm Onset by Current Disruption Processes
      Anthony Lui
- Substorm auroral dynamics reproduced by the advanced M-I coupling simulation,
      Tanaka, Takashi
Section IV: Radio Aurora
- The Radar Aurora
      David Hysell
- GPS phase scintillation at high latitudes during two geomagnetic storms
      Paul Prikryl, Reza Ghoddousi-Fard, John M. Rouhoniemi, and Evan G. Thomas
- Radio absorption in auroral region
      John K. Hargreaves
- Auroral Kilometric Radiation: Polarization and Spectra Observed far from the Earth,
      Kozo Hashimoto, Yoshitaka Goto, Yoshiya Kasahara, Hiroshi Matsumoto, and Roger R. Anderson

Section V: Auroral Models and Predictions
- Auroral Precipitation Models and Space Weather
      Patrick Newell, K. Liou, Y. Zhang, T. Sotirelis, L.J. Paxton, and E.J. Mitchell
- Space Weather Products and Tools used in Auroral Monitoring and Forecasting at CCMC/SWRC
      Yihua Zheng, and Lutz Rastaetter

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