Physics Department Seminar University of Alaska Fairbanks

J O U R N A L    C L U B

A Review of the Auroral Turbulence II
Rocket Experiment and Related Observations
Michael Danielides
Geophysical Institute

The Auroral Turbulence II sounding rocket experiment was launched from Poker Flat Research Range after a substorm onset into multiple auroral arc structures on February 11, 1997. Electric and magnetic fields, particle populations and energies were been recorded. The rocket data were compared with ground-based optical and magnetic measurements, as well as with satellite data. With this experiment auroral structures and field-aligned currents associated with the substorm recovery phase were investigated. This provided details of the quiet and disturbed auroral fine structure. Particular interest focused on disturbed auroral arcs, with bright patches propagating along them like luminosity waves.

Friday, 20 October 2006
Globe Room, Elvey Building
3:45 PM