Copyright 1991 by the American Geophysical Union.
Editor(s): Joseph R. Kan, Thomas A. Potemra, Susumu Kokubun, Takesi Iijima
Published Online: 20 MAR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780875900308
Online ISBN: 9781118663981
Book Series: Geophysical Monograph Series
About this Book
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 64.
This volume on Magnetospheric Substorms is a compilation of papers invited and contributed to the Chapman Conference on Magnetospheric Substorms held September 3-7, 1990, in Hakone, Japan. The Conference was attended by 149 researchers from 13 countries: Japan, the United States, the U.S.S.R., the United Kingdom, China, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, France, Finland, Gennany, Denmark, and Canada.
Each chapter is organized with an intentional mixture of observational and theoretical papers on similar topics to emphasize the importance of the observation-simulation-theory closure. Of equal importance is the global connection in substorm research. In the past, substorm research has focused on understanding the substorm signatures in the inosphere and in the plasma sheet separately. Future progress may well depend on paying greater attention to the global connection between the ionosphere and the plasma sheet.