First results of the Auroral Turbulance II rocket experiment

M.A. Danielides, A. Ranta, N. Ivchenco, G. Marklund, D. Poetrowski, K.A. Lynch, R.B. Torbert, Fritz Primdahl

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    The Auroral Turbulance II sounding rocket was launched on February 11, 1997 into moderately active nightside aurora from the Poker Flat Research Range, Alaska, US. The experiment consisted of three independent, completely instrumented payloads launched by a single vehicle. The aim of the experiment was to study the fine structure of an active auroral arc. Ground based observations were done by a chain all-sky cameras, a photometer and a magnetometer at Poker Flat. The satellite coverage was obtained by POLAR UV imager and GOES 8 and 9 magnetometer. The three point measurement allows the distinction of spatial and temporal variations. The first results of the magnetic, [1,2], electric and particle data analysis are compared with optical observations [2] of auroral structures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the XXXIII annual conference of the Finnish Physical Society
    Publication date1999
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    EventXXXIII Annual Conference of the Finnish Physical Society - Turku, Finland
    Duration: 4 Mar 19996 Mar 1999


    ConferenceXXXIII Annual Conference of the Finnish Physical Society


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