Reference : Seasonal effects on the proton auroral precipitation observed by IMAGE-FUV
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/61457
Seasonal effects on the proton auroral precipitation observed by IMAGE-FUV
English
Coumans, Valérie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Labo de physique atmosphérique et planétaire (LPAP) >]
Gérard, Jean-Claude mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Labo de physique atmosphérique et planétaire (LPAP) >]
Hubert, Benoît mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Labo de physique atmosphérique et planétaire (LPAP) >]
Meurant, M. [> > > >]
Mende, S. B. [> > > >]
1-Apr-2003
EGS - AGU - EUG Joint Assembly
3887
No
International
[en] The statistical approach of the auroral electron precipitation has shown a summer/winter dissymmetry. Electron energy flux in the 1900-0300 MLT sector increases from summer to winter. The frequency of occurrence of intense aurora (with electron energy flux above 5 erg cm[SUP]-2[/SUP] s[SUP]-1[/SUP]) in the dusk-to-midnight sector was observed to be 3 times higher under winter conditions (or conditions of local darkness) than under summer conditions (or in sunlight). On board the IMAGE satellite the FUV instruments monitor the aurora in three different spectral regions and especially one of them only images the auroral proton precipitation. The Wideband Imaging Camera (WIC) observes the molecular N_2 LBH and the atomic NI emissions between 140 and 180 nm. The two channels of the Spectrographic Imager (SI) respond to the Doppler shifted Lyman-α emission at 121.8 nm due to precipitating protons (SI12) and the electron auroral emission of OI at 135.6 nm (SI13). The auroral proton and electron energy fluxes are calculated from the IMAGE-FUV data, relying on energy degradation and auroral emission models. We will discuss possible seasonal asymmetry in the auroral proton precipitation. A statistical study is made with FUV data from 2 successive solstices to minimize effects due to the solar activity variations.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/61457
also: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/61411
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2003EAEJA.....3887C

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