Proton aurora image
Date: 22 July 2010
Depicts: Proton aurora
Copyright: Reproduced by permission of American Geophysical Union.
A proton aurora image from the Far Ultraviolet SI12 instrument onboard the IMAGE spacecraft recorded at around 09:40 UT on 4 September 2005. The white fan-shaped line denotes a detached subauroral proton arc while the black rectangle marks the footprint of one of the Cluster satellites.
This image is from Yuan, Z., X. Deng, X. Lin, Y. Pang, M. Zhou, P. M. E. Décréau, J. G. Trotignon, E. Lucek, H. U. Frey, and J. Wang, "Link between EMIC waves in a plasmaspheric plume and a detached sub-auroral proton arc with observations of Cluster and IMAGE satellites," Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L07108, 2010. DOI:10.1029/2010GL042711. Copyright 2010 American Geophysical Union.
Last Update: 1 September 2019