The Low Altitude Electric Field Structure of Discrete Auroral Arcs
- S.-I. Akasofu and
- J.R. Kan
Published Online: 26 MAR 2013
Copyright 1981 by the American Geophysical Union.
Physics of Auroral Arc Formation
How to Cite
Mozer, F. S. (1981) The Low Altitude Electric Field Structure of Discrete Auroral Arcs, in Physics of Auroral Arc Formation (eds S.-I. Akasofu and J.R. Kan), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM025p0136
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1981
Print ISBN: 9780875900506
Online ISBN: 9781118664360
- Auroras—Addresses, essays, lectures
The structure and properties of the latitudinally confined spatial regions of large electric fields seen between altitudes of 1000 kilometers and at least 7 Re on auroral zone field lines are described. Evidence is presented that discrete auroral arcs are produced by particle acceleration inside these structures.