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History and development of Solar Terrestrial Sciences including auroral sub-storms

Edited by: Balan Nanan, Leif Svalgaard, Tony Lui, Yohsuke Kamide, G. Parks

This special collection contains a collection of the papers presented in a session on the same title in the AOGS annual meeting held in Singapore between 2nd and 7th August 2015. Papers from outside the meeting were also considered. The collection covers the history and development of solar terrestrial (ST) sciences, including auroral sub-storms.


  1. In Taiwan, research and education of solar terrestrial sciences began with a ground-based ionosonde operated by Ministry of Communications in 1952 and courses of ionospheric physics and space physics offered b...

    Authors: Jann-Yenq Liu, Loren Chee-Wei Chang, Chi-Kuang Chao, Ming-Quey Chen, Yen-Hsyang Chu, Lin-Ni Hau, Chien-Ming Huang, Cheng-Ling Kuo, Lou-Chuang Lee, Ling-Hsiao Lyu, Chia-Hsien Lin, Chen-Jeih Pan, Jih-Hong Shue, Ching-Lun Su, Lung-Chih Tsai, Ya-Hui Yang…

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2016 3:18

    Content type: Review

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  2. Solar terrestrial (ST) sciences started centuries ago and branched into different disciplines. Starting with naked eye to highly sophisticated novel experimental techniques, observations have revealed the secr...

    Authors: N. Balan, G. Parks, L. Svalgaard, Y. Kamide and T. Lui

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2016 3:14

    Content type: Editorial

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  3. The auroral substorm is an organized sequence of events seen in the aurora near midnight. It is a manifestation of the magnetospheric substorm which is a disturbance of the magnetosphere brought about by the s...

    Authors: Robert L. McPherron and Xiangning Chu

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2016 3:12

    Content type: Research Letter

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  4. The dynamic state of the ionosphere at low latitudes is largely controlled by electric fields originating from dynamo actions by atmospheric waves propagating from below and the solar wind-magnetosphere intera...

    Authors: Mangalathayil Ali Abdu

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2016 3:11

    Content type: Review

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  5. The current status of ionospheric precursor studies associated with large earthquakes (EQ) is summarized in this report. It is a joint endeavor of the “Ionosphere Precursor Study Task Group,” which was formed ...

    Authors: K.-I. Oyama, M. Devi, K. Ryu, C. H. Chen, J. Y. Liu, H. Liu, L. Bankov and T. Kodama

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2016 3:6

    Content type: Research Letter

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  6. The history of geomagnetism is more than 400 years old. Geomagnetic storms as we know them were discovered about 210 years ago. There has been keen interest in understanding Sun–Earth connection events, such a...

    Authors: Gurbax S. Lakhina and Bruce T. Tsurutani

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2016 3:5

    Content type: Review

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  7. Recent emphasis on dipolarization fronts (DFs) has led to the impression that DFs play a significant role in bringing magnetic flux to the inner magnetosphere during substorms. In this work, we investigate the...

    Authors: A. T. Y. Lui

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2015 2:15

    Content type: Research Letter

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