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Title

Pulsating Auroral Forms and Their Association with Geomagnetic Giant Pulsations

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Planetary and Space Science

Volume

37

Issue

11

Publisher

Elsevier

Publication Date

11-1989

First Page

1477

Last Page

1484

DOI

10.1016/0032-0633(89)90117-7

Abstract

On the night of 29/30 October 1987 a giant pulsation (Pg) was recorded on the EISCAT magnetometer cross and the U.K. Sub-Auroral Magnetometer Network (SAMNET), accompanied by a variation in auroral luminosity with an identical periodicity of 77 s. Coincident all-sky image data showed that the auroral emissions arose from a series of pulsating patches (which exhibited lifetimes of the order 5–15 s) whose occurrence was modulated with a 77 s periodicity. At several times during this event, a new type of pulsating auroral patch was observed. These data provide a unique example of the auroral precipitation signature during a Pg event.

Comments

Originally Published by Elsevier in Planetary and Space Science http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0032063389901177

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