TitleObservations of conjugated ring current auroras at subauroral latitudes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsZhang, Y, Paxton, LJ
JournalJournal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics
Volume184
Pagination1 - 4
Date Published03/2019
ISSN13646826
Abstract

We report three ring current aurora events that are conjugated in the two hemispheres observed by satellite and ground imagers on May 16, 2005, August 26, 2018 and September 5, 2005. The ring current auroras appeared as auroral spots or arcs in the day, dusk or night side. These events confirm that the particle sources are in the equatorial ring current ions and pitch angle diffusion of the ions lead to the ion precipitation in the both hemisphere on the same field lines, thus the auroras are conjugated.

URLhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1364682618306813
DOI10.1016/j.jastp.2019.01.005
Short TitleJournal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics


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