Examples of Multi-Instrumental Studies on Auroral Phenomena

  1. C.T. Russell and
  2. David J. Southwood
  1. Risto Pellinen1,
  2. Wolfgang Baumjohann2 and
  3. Erling Nielsen3

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/SP020p0124

The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis

The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis

How to Cite

Pellinen, R., Baumjohann, W. and Nielsen, E. (1982) Examples of Multi-Instrumental Studies on Auroral Phenomena, in The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis (eds C.T. Russell and D. J. Southwood), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1029/SP020p0124

Author Information

  1. 1

    Finnish Meteorological Institute, Div. of Geomagnetism, Box 503, SF-00101 Helsinki, Finland

  2. 2

    Institut für Geophysik der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität, Corrensstrasse 24, D-4400 Münster/Westf., FR Germany

  3. 3

    Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie, Postfach 20, D-3411 Katlenburg-Lindau 3, FR Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1982

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875902289

Online ISBN: 9781118664940

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Keywords:

  • Auroral dynamics and associated phenomen;
  • Earth's magnetic field;
  • Electric field measurements;
  • Equivalent current vectors;
  • International Magnetospheric Study (IMS);
  • Magnetometer network;
  • Multi-instrumental studies;
  • Spatial distribution

Summary

This paper gives examples of results obtained from the observations made mainly in Northern Europe during the IMS. The first example is a project in which interplanetary, world-wide and local magnetic field data, together with other local data, were used to study the conditions that lead to a local substorm break-up. The next two examples demonstrate how to use STARE, magnetic and optical data simultaneously in three-dimensional modeling problems. The following two examples deal with traveling effects studied by the three networks listed above. In one of these projects, the interpretations were supported by rocket observations. Two examples of satellite-and-ground comparisons (Triad, Geos-2) are given at the end of the paper. The paper suggests that, to achieve the goals of the IMS, international data cooperation should be expanded and intensified.