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Title: Multi-instrument observations of the electric and magnetic field structure of omega bands
Authors: Wild, J. A.
Yeoman, T. K.
Eglitis, P.
Opgenoorth, H. J.
First Published: 31-Jan-2000
Publisher: European Geosciences Union (EGU), Copernicus Publications, Springer Verlag (Germany)
Citation: ANNALES GEOPHYSICAE-ATMOSPHERES HYDROSPHERES AND SPACE SCIENCES, 2000, 18 (1), pp. 99-110 (12)
Abstract: High time resolution data from the CUTLASS Finland radar during the interval 01:30-03:30 UT on 11 May, 1998, are employed to characterise the ionospheric electric field due to a series of omega bands extending ~5° in latitude at a resolution of 45 km in the meridional direction and 50 km in the azimuthal direction. E-region observations from the STARE Norway VHF radar operating at a resolution of 15 km over a comparable region are also incorporated. These data are combined with ground magnetometer observations from several stations. This allows the study of the ionospheric equivalent current signatures and height integrated ionospheric conductances associated with omega bands as they propagate through the field-of-view of the CUTLASS and STARE radars. The high-time resolution and multi-point nature of the observations leads to a refinement of the previous models of omega band structure. The omega bands observed during this interval have scale sizes ~500 km and an eastward propagation velocity ~0.75 km s-1. They occur in the morning sector (~05 MLT), simultaneously with the onset/intensification of a substorm to the west during the recovery phase of a previous substorm in the Scandinavian sector. A possible mechanism for omega band formation and their relationship to the substorm phase is discussed..
DOI Link: 10.1007/s00585-000-0099-6
ISSN: 0992-7689
eISSN: 1432-0576
Links: http://www.ann-geophys.net/18/99/2000/angeo-18-99-2000.html
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/31903
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. © European Geosciences Union 2000. Version of record: http://www.ann-geophys.net/18/99/2000/angeo-18-99-2000.html
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