Auroral Weak Double Layers: a Critical Assessment

  1. Robert L. Lysak
  1. Hannu E. J. Koskinen and
  2. Anssi M. MäLkki

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM080p0097

Auroral Plasma Dynamics

Auroral Plasma Dynamics

How to Cite

Koskinen, H. E. J. and MäLkki, A. M. (1993) Auroral Weak Double Layers: a Critical Assessment, in Auroral Plasma Dynamics (ed R. L. Lysak), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM080p0097

Author Information

  1. Finnish Meteorological Institute, Department of Geophysics, Helsinki, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900391

Online ISBN: 9781118664001



  • Auroras;
  • Space plasmas—Plasma dynamics


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Observations of Weak Double Layers and the Plasma Environment Where they Are Found

  • Where to Look for Weak Double Layers

  • Status of Plasma Physical Theories Attempting to Explain Weak Double Layers

  • The Significance of Auroral Weak Double Layers

  • Summary