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Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric Processes: Earth and Other Planets

Monograph

Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 197

By: Andreas Keiling (Editor), Eric Donovan (Editor), Frances Bagenal (Editor), Tomas Karlsson (Editor)

444 pages, Illustrations

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Jan 2012 | #231287 | ISBN-13: 9780875904870
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About this book

Many of the most basic aspects of the aurora remain unexplained. While in the past terrestrial and planetary auroras have been largely treated in separate books, Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric Processes: Earth and Other Planets takes a holistic approach, treating the aurora as a fundamental process and discussing the phenomenology, physics, and relationship with the respective planetary magnetospheres in one volume. While there are some behaviors common in auroras of the different planets, there are also striking differences that test our basic understanding of auroral processes. The objective, upon which this monograph is focused, is to connect our knowledge of auroral morphology to the physical processes in the magnetosphere that power and structure discrete and diffuse auroras. Understanding this connection will result in a more complete explanation of the aurora and also further the goal of being able to interpret the global auroral distributions as a dynamic map of the magnetosphere. Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric Processes synthesizes five major areas: auroral phenomenology, aurora and ionospheric electrodynamics, discrete auroral acceleration, aurora and magnetospheric dynamics, and comparative planetary aurora. Covering the recent advances in observations, simulation, and theory, this book will serve a broad community of scientists, including graduate students, studying auroras at Mars, Earth, Saturn, and Jupiter. Projected beyond our solar system, it may also be of interest for astronomers who are looking for aurora-active exoplanets.


Contents

Preface
      Keiling, Andreas; Donovan, Eric; Bagenal, Fran; Karlsson, Tomas  pp. ix-x
Comparative Auroral Physics: Earth and Other Planets
      Mauk, Barry; Bagenal, Fran  pp. 3-26
Auroral Morphology: A Historical Account and Major Auroral Features During Auroral Substorms
      Akasofu, S.-I.  pp. 29-38
Auroral Substorms, Poleward Boundary Activations, Auroral Streamers, Omega Bands, and Onset Precursor Activity
      Henderson, M. G.  pp. 39-54
A Review of Pulsating Aurora
      Lessard, M. R.  pp. 55-68
  Transpolar Arcs: Summary and Recent Results
      Kullen, Anita  pp. 69-80
Coherence in Auroral Fine Structure
      Semeter, Joshua  pp. 81-90
Ground-Based Aurora Conjugacy and Dynamic Tracing of Geomagnetic Conjugate Points
      Sato, Natsuo; Kadokura, Akira; Motoba, Tetsuo; Hosokawa, Keisuke; Bjornsson, Gunnlaugur; Saemundsson, Thorsteinn  pp. 91-98
Auroral Asymmetries in the Conjugate Hemispheres and Interhemispheric Currents
      Østgaard, N.; Laundal, K. M.  pp. 99-111
Auroral Processes on Jupiter and Saturn
      Clarke, John T. pp. 113-121
Aurora in Martian Mini Magnetospheres
      Brain, David; Halekas, Jasper S.  pp. 123-132
When Moons Create Aurora: The Satellite Footprints on Giant Planets
      Bonfond, B.  pp. 133-140
Auroral Arc Electrodynamics: Review and Outlook
      Marghitu, Octav  pp. 143-158
Mutual Evolution of Aurora and Ionospheric Electrodynamic Features Near the Harang Reversal During Substorms
      Zou, Shasha; Lyons, Larry R.; Nishimura, Yukitoshi  pp. 159-169
Imaging of Aurora to Estimate the Energy and Flux of Electron Precipitation
      Lanchester, Betty; Gustavsson, Björn  pp. 171-182
Current Closure in the Auroral Ionosphere: Results From the Auroral Current and Electrodynamics Structure Rocket Mission
      Kaeppler, S. R.; Kletzing, C. A.; Bounds, S. R.; Gjerloev, J. W.; Anderson, B. J.; Korth, H.; LaBelle, J. W.; Dombrowski, M. P.; Lessard, M.; Pfaff, R. F.; Rowland, D. E.; Jones, S.; Heinselman, C. J.  pp. 183-192
Auroral Disturbances as a Manifestation of Interplay Between Large-Scale and Mesoscale Structure of Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Electrodynamical Coupling
      Lyons, L. R.; Nishimura, Y.; Xing, X.; Shi, Y.; Gkioulidou, M.; Wang, C.-P.; Kim, H.-J.; Zou, S.; Angelopoulos, V.; Donovan, E.  pp. 193-204
Auroral Signatures of Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Coupling at Jupiter and Saturn
      Ray, L. C.; Ergun, R. E.  pp. 205-214
Clues on Ionospheric Electrodynamics From IR Aurora at Jupiter and Saturn
      Stallard, Tom; Miller, Steve; Melin, Henrik  pp. 215-224
The Acceleration Region of Stable Auroral Arcs
      Karlsson, T.  pp. 227-239
The Search for Double Layers in Space Plasmas
      Andersson, L.; Ergun, R. E.  pp. 241-249
Alfvén Wave Acceleration of Auroral Electrons in Warm Magnetospheric Plasma
      Watt, C. E. J.; Rankin, R.  pp. 251-260
Multispacecraft Observations of Auroral Acceleration by Cluster
      Forsyth, C.; Fazakerley, A. N.  pp. 261-270
Fine-Scale Characteristics of Black Aurora and Its Generation Process
      Sakanoi, T.; Obuchi, Y.; Ebihara, Y.; Miyoshi, Y.; Asamura, K.; Yamazaki, A.; Kasaba, Y.; Hirahara, M.; Nishiyama, T.; Okano, S.  pp. 271-278
Two-Step Acceleration of Auroral Particles at Substorm Onset as Derived From Auroral Kilometric Radiation Spectra
      Morioka, Akira; Miyoshi, Yoshizumi  pp. 279-286
Auroral Ion Precipitation and Acceleration at the Outer Planets
      Cravens, T. E.; Ozak, N.  pp. 287-294
Satellite-Induced Electron Acceleration and Related Auroras
      Hess, S. L. G.; Delamere, P. A.  pp. 295-304
Auroral Processes Associated With Saturn's Moon Enceladus
      Gurnett, D. A.; Pryor, W. R.  pp. 305-313
Auroral Signatures of the Dynamic Plasma Sheet
      Keiling, A.; Shiokawa, K.; Uritsky, V.; Sergeev, V.; Zesta, E.; Kepko, L.; Østgaard, N.  pp. 317-335
Magnetotail Aurora Connection: The Role of Thin Current Sheets
      Birn, J.; Schindler, K.; Hesse, M.  pp. 337-346
Auroral Generators: A Survey
      Haerendel, Gerhard  pp. 347-354
The Relationship Between Magnetospheric Processes and Auroral Field-Aligned Current Morphology
      Strangeway, Robert J.  pp. 355-364
Magnetospheric Dynamics and the Proton Aurora
      Donovan, E.; Spanswick, E.; Liang, J.; Grant, J.; Jackel, B.; Greffen, M.  pp. 365-378
The Origin of Pulsating Aurora: Modulated Whistler Mode Chorus Waves
      Li, W.; Bortnik, J.; Nishimura, Y.; Thorne, R. M.; Angelopoulos, V.  pp. 379-388
Auroral Signatures of Ballooning Mode Near Substorm Onset: Open Geospace General Circulation Model Simulations
      Raeder, J.; Zhu, P.; Ge, Y.; Siscoe, G.  pp. 389-395
Origins of Saturn's Auroral Emissions and Their Relationship to Large-Scale Magnetosphere Dynamics
      Bunce, Emma J.  pp. 397-410
Auroral Signatures of Solar Wind Interaction at Jupiter
      Delamere, P. A.  pp. 411-419
Relating Jupiter's Auroral Features to Magnetospheric Sources
      Vogt, Marissa F.; Kivelson, Margaret G.  pp. 421-430


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