On the current-voltage relationship in auroral breakups and westwards-travelling surges

Abstract

Auroral precipitating electrons pass through an acceleration region before entering the atmosphere. Regardless of what produces it, a parallel electric field is assumed to cause the acceleration. It is well known that from kinetic theory an expression for the corresponding upward field-aligned current can be calculated, which under certain assumptions can… (More)

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@inproceedings{Olsson1996OnTC, title={On the current-voltage relationship in auroral breakups and westwards-travelling surges}, author={A. Olsson and A I Eriksson and Pekka Janhunen}, year={1996} }