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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. Review

    A brief history of solar-terrestrial physics in Australia

    Solar-terrestrial physics research in Australia began in 1792 when de Rossel measured the southern hemisphere geomagnetic field at Recherche Bay on the southern tip of Tasmania, proving the field magnitude and...

    B. J. Fraser

    Geoscience Letters 2016 3:23

    Published on: 18 July 2016

  2. Review

    The fast development of solar terrestrial sciences in Taiwan

    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...

    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…

    Geoscience Letters 2016 3:18

    Published on: 23 June 2016

  3. Research Letter

    Relation of the auroral substorm to the substorm current wedge

    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...

    Robert L. McPherron and Xiangning Chu

    Geoscience Letters 2016 3:12

    Published on: 12 April 2016

  4. Review

    Electrodynamics of ionospheric weather over low latitudes

    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...

    Mangalathayil Ali Abdu

    Geoscience Letters 2016 3:11

    Published on: 18 March 2016

  5. Review

    Geomagnetic storms: historical perspective to modern view

    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...

    Gurbax S. Lakhina and Bruce T. Tsurutani

    Geoscience Letters 2016 3:5

    Published on: 20 February 2016

  6. Research Letter

    A new parameter of geomagnetic storms for the severity of space weather

    Using the continuous Dst data available since 1957 and H component data for the Carrington space weather event of 1859, the paper shows that the mean value of Dst during the main phase of geomagnetic storms, call...

    N. Balan, I. S. Batista, S. Tulasi Ram and P. K. Rajesh

    Geoscience Letters 2016 3:3

    Published on: 19 February 2016

  7. Research Letter

    Dipolarization fronts and magnetic flux transport

    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...

    A. T. Y. Lui

    Geoscience Letters 2015 2:15

    Published on: 18 December 2015

  8. Research Letter

    Comparison of current disruption and magnetic reconnection

    We examine similarities and differences between the concepts of current disruption (CD) and magnetic reconnection (MR). Both concepts have been invoked to account for explosive phenomena that involve energy tr...

    A. T. Y. Lui

    Geoscience Letters 2015 2:14

    Published on: 1 December 2015