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The Occurrence and Cause of Auroras: a Short Introduction

  • A. Omholt
Part of the Physics and Chemistry in Space book series (SPACE, volume 4)

Abstract

It is probably well known to the reader that the Aurora Borealis, in the north, and the Aurora Australis, in the south, appear as faint, luminous phenomena during the night. They appear most frequently in two zones around the magnetic poles, the auroral zones. Auroras occur, however, more or less over the entire polar caps and also to a certain extent equatorwards of the auroral zones. The appearance of auroras is connected with disturbances in the geomagnetic field, the aurora moving equatorwards with increasing magnetic disturbance.

Keywords

Magnetic Field Line Auroral Zone Local Magnetic Time Auroral Oval Mirror Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Omholt
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  1. 1.Fysisk InstituttUniversitet i OsloBlindern, OsloNorway

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