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Title

Polar Cap Arcs: A Review

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics

Volume

59

Issue

10

Publication Date

1997

First Page

1087

Last Page

1126

DOI

10.1016/S1364-6826(96)00113-7

Abstract

This article reviews both the observational and theoretical studies of polar cap arcs. These arcs are the auroral arcs that occur in the polar cap or in the poleward regions of the auroral oval. The following related topics are briefly discussed in the article: (1) dayside aurora; (2) oval/substorm aurora; and (3) large-scale convection, current, and precipitation configurations at high latitudes during northward interplanetary magnetic fields

Comments

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