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dc.contributor.authorYang, Jian
Wolf, Richard A.
Toffoletto, Frank R.
Sazykin, Stanislav
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-04T12:30:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-04T12:30:01Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Yang, Jian, Wolf, Richard A., Toffoletto, Frank R., et al.. "RCM-E simulation of substorm growth phase arc associated with large-scale adiabatic convection." Geophysical Research Letters, 40, no. 23 (2013) Wiley: 6017-6022. https://doi.org/10.1002/2013GL058253.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/96588
dc.description.abstract [1] Substorm auroral breakup often occurs on a longitudinally elongated arc at the end of a growth phase. We present an idealized high-resolution simulation with the Rice Convection Model-Equilibrium (RCM-E) to investigate how large-scale adiabatic convection under equilibrium conditions can give rise to an auroral arc. We find that a thin arc that maps to the magnetic transition region at r ~ 8 RE emerges in the late growth phase. The simulation implies that the arc in the premidnight sector is associated with a sheet of additional region 1 sense field-aligned current (FAC) just poleward of the main region 2 FAC, while the arc in the postmidnight sector is associated with the poleward portion of the main upward region 2 FAC. Explanations for the location and the thickness of the arc are proposed, based on the simulation.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
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dc.title RCM-E simulation of substorm growth phase arc associated with large-scale adiabatic convection
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Geophysical Research Letters
dc.citation.volumeNumber 40
dc.citation.issueNumber 23
dc.identifier.digital RCM-E_simulation
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1002/2013GL058253
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.firstpage 6017
dc.citation.lastpage 6022


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