Statistical relationship between large-scale upward field-aligned currents and electron precipitation
Simultaneous observations of Birkeland currents by the constellation of Iridium satellites and N2 Lyman\textendashBirge\textendashHopfield (LBH) auroral emissions measured by the Global Ultraviolet Imager (GUVI) onboard the Thermosphere, Ionosphere, and Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) satellite are used to establish relationships between large-scale upward field-aligned currents and electron precipitation during stable current configurations. The electron precipitation was inferred from GUVI data using a statis ...
Korth, Haje; Zhang, Yongliang; Anderson, Brian; Sotirelis, Thomas; Waters, Colin;
Published by: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics Published on:
YEAR: 2014   DOI: 10.1002/2014JA019961
Birkeland Currents; Auroral Emissions; electron precipitation; Current-Precipitation Relationship; Current-Voltage Relationship