Reference : Transpolar arcs observed simultaneously in both hemispheres
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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Earth sciences & physical geography
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/219647
Transpolar arcs observed simultaneously in both hemispheres
English
Carter, J. A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK]
Milan, S. E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK; Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Department of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway]
Fear, R. C. [Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK]
Walach, M.-T. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK; Department of Physics, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, UK]
Harrison, Z. A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK]
Paxton, L. J. [Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland USA]
Hubert, Benoît mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Labo de physique atmosphérique et planétaire (LPAP) >]
1-Jun-2017
Journal of Geophysical Research. Space Physics
Wiley
122
6107-6120
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
2169-9380
2169-9402
Hoboken
NJ
[en] transpolar arcs ; aurora
[en] Two coexisting transpolar arcs are observed on 31 August 2005. We track the formation and motion of the arcs in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, using data from two independent satellites (Imager for Magnetopause to Aurora Global Exploration and a Defence Meteorological Satellite Program satellite). The observations are supported by supplementary ground-based ionospheric convection data from the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network. The two arcs form during a period of northward interplanetary magnetic field. Following a change in the direction of the interplanetary magnetic field B[SUB]Y[/SUB] component from negative to positive, the dawnside arc traverses the polar cap to the duskside in the Northern Hemisphere. Over the same time period and in the Southern Hemisphere, the duskside arc traverses the polar cap to the dawnside. A complex magnetic field line topology resulting in the coexistence of two tongues of closed field lines protruding into the otherwise open polar cap is implied. We discuss these observations in terms of magnetic conjugacy and a model of transpolar arcs formation.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/219647
10.1002/2016JA023830
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017JGRA..122.6107C

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