Auroral Plasma Dynamics

Auroral Plasma Dynamics

Editor(s): Robert L. Lysak

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013 11:16PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780875900391

Online ISBN: 9781118664001

DOI: 10.1029/GM080

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 80.

The auroral zone is a region in which complex plasma dynamics take place. This region has been studied in great detail by sounding rocket and satellite experiments, as well as through ground-based observations. The primary focus of this volume is advances made in auroral research in the last 10 years. Main areas of concern are the global morphology of the auroral zone, auroral acceleration processes, parallel electric fields, magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling and waves and turbulence in the auroral zone, as well as the role played by active auroral experiments. The recent results from the Viking and Akebono satellites are considered, and the current state of the field is assessed in preparation for new missions such as Fast, Freja, and the ISTP program. This volume will serve to disseminate these results to the wider space physics community.

Table of contents

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    2. Some Uv Dayside Auroral Morphologies (pages 31–45)

      R. D. Elphinstone, D. J. Hearn, J. S. Murphree, L. L. Cogger, M. L. Johnson and H. B. Vo

    3. On the High- and Low-Altitude Limits of the Auroral Electric Field Region (pages 143–154)

      P.H. Reiff, G. Lu, J.L. Burch, J.D. Winningham, L.A. Frank, J.D. Craven, W.K. Peterson and R.A. Heelis

    4. Scex 3 Observations of Hf Z-Mode Emissions from the Aurora (pages 275–282)

      R.T. Goerke, P.J. Kellogg, S.D. Bale, S.J. Monson, H.R. Anderson, D.W. Potter, E.P. Szuszczewicz and G.D. Earle