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Title: Multi-radar mapping of auroral convection

Abstract

Simultaneous radar azimuth scans with the Millstone Hill, Sondrestrom, and EISCAT incoherent scatter radars produce maps of the ionospheric convection electric field at high latitudes which span 10 hours of magnetic local time. A series of convection snapshots made during an interval of increasing geomagnetic activity indicate that the large-scale convection pattern maintains a two-cell character during substorm onset and that average convection models derived from radar data provide a reasonable representation of the large-scale convection pattern during dynamically varying conditions.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Haystack Observatory, Westford, MA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7166346
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 7166346
Report Number(s):
AD-A-215140/5/XAB
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Pub. in Advances in Space Research, Vol. 9, No. 5, (5)19-(5)27(1989)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AURORAE; CONVECTION; ELECTRIC FIELDS; AZIMUTH; GEOMAGNETIC FIELD; IONOSPHERE; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC STORMS; MAPPING; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; RADAR; SCATTERING; SYNCHRONIZATION; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; ENERGY TRANSFER; HEAT TRANSFER; MASS TRANSFER; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; PLANETARY IONOSPHERES; RANGE FINDERS 640201* -- Atmospheric Physics-- Auroral, Ionospheric, & Magetospheric Phenomena

Citation Formats

Foster, J.C., Turunen, T., Pollari, P., Kohl, H., and Wickwar, V.B. Multi-radar mapping of auroral convection. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Foster, J.C., Turunen, T., Pollari, P., Kohl, H., & Wickwar, V.B. Multi-radar mapping of auroral convection. United States.
Foster, J.C., Turunen, T., Pollari, P., Kohl, H., and Wickwar, V.B. Sun . "Multi-radar mapping of auroral convection". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {Simultaneous radar azimuth scans with the Millstone Hill, Sondrestrom, and EISCAT incoherent scatter radars produce maps of the ionospheric convection electric field at high latitudes which span 10 hours of magnetic local time. A series of convection snapshots made during an interval of increasing geomagnetic activity indicate that the large-scale convection pattern maintains a two-cell character during substorm onset and that average convection models derived from radar data provide a reasonable representation of the large-scale convection pattern during dynamically varying conditions.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1989},
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