Synthesizing a Global Model of Substorms

  1. Joseph R. Kan,
  2. Thomas A. Potemra,
  3. Susumu Kokubun and
  4. Takesi Iijima
  1. J. R. Kan

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM064p0073

Magnetospheric Substorms

Magnetospheric Substorms

How to Cite

Kan, J. R. (1991) Synthesizing a Global Model of Substorms, in Magnetospheric Substorms (eds J. R. Kan, T. A. Potemra, S. Kokubun and T. Iijima), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM064p0073

Author Information

  1. Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1991

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900308

Online ISBN: 9781118663981



  • Magnetospheric substorms—Congresses


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Signatures of Substorms

  • Magnetosphere Ionosphere Coupling Process on the Alfvén Time Scale

  • Tail-Like Reconfiguration of the Near-Earth Plasma Sheet During the Substorm Growth Phase

  • Dipolarization of the Plasma-Sheet Field Configuration During the Substorm Expansion Phase

  • Recovery Phase of Substorms

  • Timing of the Substorm Sequence of Events

  • Summary