Disturbances in Geospace: The Storm-Substorm Relationship

Disturbances in Geospace: The Storm-Substorm Relationship

Editor(s): A. Surjalal Sharma, Yohsuke Kamide, Gurbax S. Lakhina

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875904078

Online ISBN: 9781118665770

DOI: 10.1029/GM142

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 142.

Advancing our knowledge of the Sun-Earth connection and our capabilities to predict conditions in near-Earth geospace has captured the attention of geospace, solar and other scientists, prompting initiatives in many countries. These advances rely heavily on our understanding of the coupling processes between the solar wind and magnetosphere, such as geomagnetic storms and substorms. In this regard, the science of the storm-substorm relationship is not an end in itself, but a critical step in unveiling the Sun-Earth connection.
Sidney Chapman (1889-1970) was a pioneer in the study of the influence of the Sun on geospace. In fact, it was he who first coined the term "substorms" to describe the many intense disturbances that occur during a magnetic storm. Chapman also provided us with a comprehensive view of the relationship between storms and substorms. Since Chapman's initial work, our understanding has undergone vast changes. The classical notion of substorms as building blocks of storms has evolved, allowing us to note complex synergies between storms, substorms, and convection enhancements in the magnetosphere.

Table of contents

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    2. The Storm-Substorm Relationship: Current Understanding and Outlook (pages 1–14)

      A. S. Sharma, D. N. Baker, M. Grande, Y. Kamide, G. S. Lakhina, R. M. McPherron, G. D. Reeves, G. Rostoker, R. Vondrak and L. Zelenyiio

    3. IMAGE, POLAR, and Geosynchronous Observations of Substorm and Ring Current Ion Injection (pages 91–101)

      G. D. Reeves, M. G. Henderson, R. M. Skoug, M. F. Thomsen, J. E. Borovsky, H. O. Funtsen, P. C:Son Brandt, D. J. Mitchell, J.-M. Jahn, C. J. Pollock, D. J. McComas and S. B. Mende

    4. Storm-Substorm Relationships During the 4 October, 2000 Storm. IMAGE Global ENA Imaging Results (pages 103–118)

      Pontus C:Son Brandt, Donald G. Mitchell, Shin Ohtani, Robert Demajistre, Edmond C. Roelof, Jörg-Micha Jahn, Craig Pollock and Geoff Reeves