Measurements of thermospheric response to auroral activities

S. Okano, J. S. Kim, T. Ichikawa

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Abstract

The Joule heating produced by auroral electrojets and its thermospheric response can be studied by monitoring the thermospheric temperatures by means of optical methods; simultaneously investigating the concurrent auroral electrojet activities using geomagnetic records obtained from stations along a meridian close to the observation site of optical measurements. We report, in this paper, the measurements of thermospheric response to auroral activities which were made at Albany (42.68°N, 73.82°W), New York on 2 September 1978 (U.T.) when an isolated substorm occurred. The thermospheric temperatures were measured by using a high-resolution Fabry-Perot interferometer that determines the line profiles of the [OI] 6300 Å line emission. The intensities and latitudinal positions of auroral electrojets were obtained by the analysis of magnetograms from the IMS Fort Churchill meridian chain stations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-845
Number of pages5
JournalPlanetary and Space Science
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Jul
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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