Measurement of Auroral characteristics by Auroral Turbulence II sounding rocket
1999 (English)In: Geophysica, ISSN 0367-4231, Vol. 35, no 1-2, 33-44 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Auroral Turbulence II sounding rocket was launched into a moderately active night-side aurora from the Poker Flat Research Range, Alaska, US. This unique three payload rocket experiment contained both electric and magnetic field, and particle instruments, which provided three point measurements over a wide range of scales. The payloads passed through several auroral arcs providing details of the auroral fine structure and the three point measurements allowed the distinction of spatial and temporal variations. The rocket data are compared with optical observations with special emphasis on a large quiet arc traversed in the middle of the flight. The observed features and field-aligned current densities are found to agree with earlier studies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 35, no 1-2, 33-44 p.
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93085OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-93085DiVA: diva2:514845
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