Auroral Substorms

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

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM064p0295

Magnetospheric Substorms

Magnetospheric Substorms

How to Cite

Heikkila, W. J. (1991) Auroral 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/GM064p0295

Author Information

  1. University of Texas at Dallas FO22, Richardson, TX 75083-0688

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:

  • Background

  • The Creation of Auroral Arcs

  • Auroras During Substorms

  • Theoretical Digression

  • Response of a Plasma to an Inductive Electric Field

  • Static and Induced Electric Fields – The Agents for Particle Energization

  • A Mechanism for Production of Very High Energies

  • Tailward Retreat of a Plasmoid and its Footprint in the Polar Cap

  • Conclusions