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The 12th International Conference on Substorms

Edited by: Kazuo Shiokawa, Masaki Fujimoto, Olaf Amm, Mei-Ching H. Fok

This special issue presents papers from the ICS-12 (the 12th International Conference on Substorms) that broadly address various aspects of substorms, i.e., substorm processes in the tail, interaction between the tail and the inner magnetosphere and ionosphere, substorm currents and their dynamics, and the role of substorms in geospace energetics, as well as the role of MHD and kinetic instabilities in substorms. Other substorm-related research topics are also presented, such as the storm-substorm relationship, ULF/ELF/VLF waves, and non-Earth substorm-like features.

Publication started: 27 June 2015
Publication finished: 24 May 2016

  1. We herein describe a harmonic Pi2 wave that started at 09:12 UT on August 19, 2010, with data that were obtained simultaneously at 19:00–20:00 MLT by three mid-latitude Asian-Oceanian Super Dual Auroral Radar ...

    Authors: Mariko Teramoto, Nozomu Nishitani, Yukitoshi Nishimura and Tsutomu Nagatsuma
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:22
  2. The AUTUMNX magnetometer array consists of 10 THEMIS-class ground-based magnetometers deployed to form a meridian chain on the eastern coast of Hudson Bay in eastern Canada, a second partial chain one hour of ...

    Authors: Martin Connors, Ian Schofield, Kyle Reiter, Peter J. Chi, Kathryn M. Rowe and Christopher T. Russell
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:2
  3. A substorm on February 24, 2010 was chosen for study by Connors et al. (Geophys. Res. Lett. 41:4449–4455, 2014) due to simple symmetric subauroral magnetic perturbations observed in North America. It was shown...

    Authors: Martin Connors, Christopher T. Russell, Xiangning Chu and Robert L. McPherron
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:195
  4. We present three eastward-expanding auroral surge (EEAS) events that were observed intermittently at intervals of about 15 min in the post-midnight sector (01:55–02:40 MLT) by all-sky imagers and magnetometers...

    Authors: Yoshimasa Tanaka, Yasunobu Ogawa, Akira Kadokura, Noora Partamies, Daniel Whiter, Carl-Fredrik Enell, Urban Brändström, Tima Sergienko, Björn Gustavsson, Alexander Kozlovsky, Hiroshi Miyaoka and Akimasa Yoshikawa
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:182
  5. This paper (the second of a series) presents the results of statistical investigation of relationship between the interplanetary electric field E KL and the Polar Cap (PC) index in case of...

    Authors: OA Troshichev and DA Sormakov
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:170
  6. Accurate mapping of the auroral oval into the equatorial plane is critical for the analysis of aurora and substorm dynamics. Comparison of ion pressure values measured at low altitudes by Defense Meteorologica...

    Authors: E. E. Antonova, V. G. Vorobjev, I. P. Kirpichev, O. I. Yagodkina and M. V. Stepanova
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:166

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:188

  7. Substorm triggering was the focus of recent two-dimensional superposed-epoch analyses based on Geotail and THEMIS data. The results indicate that magnetic-field dipolarization at X∼−8 Re and magnetic reconnection...

    Authors: Hirotoshi Uchino and Shinobu Machida
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:165
  8. A nonlinear optimization algorithm coupled with a model of auroral current systems allows derivation of physical parameters from data and is the basis of a new inversion technique. We refer to this technique a...

    Authors: Martin Connors and Gordon Rostoker
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:155
  9. The magnetosphere substorm plays a crucial role in the solar wind energy dissipation into the ionosphere. We report on the intensity of the high-latitude ionospheric irregularities during one of the largest st...

    Authors: Iurii Cherniak and Irina Zakharenkova
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:151
  10. This paper presents the first results of statistical analysis of 2-year data series obtained with the first midlatitude decameter coherent radar of Russian segment of SuperDARN network. Based on individual eve...

    Authors: Oleg I. Berngardt, Nina A. Zolotukhina and Alexey V. Oinats
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:143
  11. Substorm initiation still remains an unsolved problem, even though there is a consensus among most researchers that its main stages include dayside reconnection and substorm expansion. Dayside reconnection res...

    Authors: M. Kubyshkina, N. Tsyganenko, V. Semenov, D. Kubyshkina, N. Partamies and E. Gordeev
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:139
  12. Recently, it was argued that Hall conductivity and peak intensity of equivalent ionospheric currents are sensitive to the amount of field-aligned acceleration of plasma sheet (PS) electrons, which in turn depe...

    Authors: V A Sergeev, N P Dmitrieva, N A Stepanov, D A Sormakov, V Angelopoulos and A V Runov
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:133
  13. This paper provides insights into the possible coupling between reconnection and interchange/ballooning in the magnetotail related to substorms and flow bursts. The results presented are largely based on recen...

    Authors: Joachim Birn, Yi-Hsin Liu, William Daughton, Michael Hesse and Karl Schindler
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:110
  14. We present a comparative study of high-intensity long-duration continuous AE activity (HILDCAA) events, both isolated and those occurring in the “recovery phase” of geomagnetic storms induced by corotating int...

    Authors: Rajkumar Hajra, Bruce T Tsurutani, Ezequiel Echer, Walter D Gonzalez, Christiano Garnett Marques Brum, Luis Eduardo Antunes Vieira and Ondrej Santolik
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:109