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Title: Simultaneous optical and radar signatures of poleward-moving auroral forms
Authors: Thorolfsson, A.
Cerisier, J. C.
Lockwood, M.
Sandholt, P. E.
Senior, C.
Lester, Mark
First Published: 1-Sep-2000
Presented at: 9th International EISCAT Workshop, WERNIGERODE, GERMANY
Start Date: 6-Sep-1999
End Date: 10-Sep-1999
Publisher: European Geosciences Union (EGU), Copernicus Publications, Springer Verlag (Germany)
Abstract: Dayside poleward moving auroral forms (PMAFs) were detected between 06:30 and 07:00 UT on December 16, 1998, by the meridian scanning photometer and the all-sky camera at Ny Ålesund, Svalbard. Simultaneous SuperDARN HF radar measurements permitted the study of the associated ionospheric velocity pattern. A good general agreement is observed between the location and movement of velocity enhancements (flow channels) and the PMAFs. Clear signatures of equatorward flow were detected in the vicinity of PMAFs. This flow is believed to be the signature of a return flow outside the reconnected flux tube, as predicted by the Southwood model. The simulated signatures of this model reproduce globally the measured signatures, and differences with the experimental data can be explained by the simplifications of the model. Proposed schemes of the flow modification due to the presence of several flow channels and the modification of cusp and region 1 field-aligned currents at the time of sporadic reconnection events are shown to fit well with the observations.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s00585-000-1054-2
ISSN: 0992-7689
eISSN: 1432-0576
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Conference Paper
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. © European Geosciences Union 2000. Version of record:
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