Seasonal and diurnal variations in AMPERE observations of the Birkeland currents compared to modeled results

@inproceedings{Coxon2016SeasonalAD,
  title={Seasonal and diurnal variations in AMPERE observations of the Birkeland currents compared to modeled results},
  author={J C Coxon and Stephanie E Milan and Joshua Adam Carter and Lasse Boy Novock Clausen and Brian J Anderson and Haje Korth},
  year={2016}
}
We reduce measurements made by the Active Magnetosphere and Planetary Electrodynamics Response Experiment (AMPERE) to give the total Birkeland (field-aligned) current flowing in both hemispheres in monthly and hourly bins. We analyze these totals using 6 years of data (2010–2015) to examine solar zenith angle-driven variations in the total Birkeland current flowing in both hemispheres, simultaneously, for the first time. A diurnal variation is identified in the total Birkeland current flowing… CONTINUE READING
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