On the Empirical Relationship between Field-Aligned Currents and Auroras
- 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
Kamide, Y. (1981) On the Empirical Relationship between Field-Aligned Currents and Auroras, in Physics of Auroral Arc Formation (eds S.-I. Akasofu and J.R. Kan), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM025p0192
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1981
Print ISBN: 9780875900506
Online ISBN: 9781118664360
- Auroras—Addresses, essays, lectures
The development of several new observational techniques during the last decade has contributed significantly to our understanding of the characteristics of ionospheric and field-aligned currents at high latitudes as well as of the auroral distribution. This paper attempts to point out several pitfalls in earlier studies of the empirical relationship between field-aligned currents and auroras, with special emphasis on the variability of auroral forms.