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Title

Multi-Radar Mapping of Auroral Convection

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Advanced in Space Research

Volume

9

Issue

5

Publication Date

1989

First Page

19

Last Page

27

DOI

10.1016/0273-1177(89)90334-7

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.

Comments

Originally published by Elsevier in Advances in Space Research.Publisher's PDF available through remote link. May require subscription if user is not on the USU Network.

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