Statistical characterisation of the growth and spatial scales of the substorm onset arc

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Kalmoni, Nadine M. E.; Rae, I. Jonathan; Watt, Clare E. J.; Murphy, Kyle R.; Forsyth, Colin; Owen, Christopher J.;

We present the first multi-event study of the spatial and temporal structuring of the aurora to provide statistical evidence of the near-Earth plasma instability which causes the substorm onset arc. Using data from ground-based auroral imagers, we study repeatable signa... View more
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