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The 13th International Conference on Substorms

This special issue calls for papers from the 13th International Conference on Substorms (ICS-13) that broadly address various aspects of polar substorms, including substorm processes in the tail, magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions, substorm currents and their dynamics, the role of substorms in geospace energetics, the role of MHD and kinetic waves and instabilities in substorms, methods and measurement techniques directly related to polar substorms, substorm-like features at planets other than Earth, and any other topics relevant to understanding polar substorms. This special issue calls for papers from the meeting of ICS-13 held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, during September 25-29, 2017. The biennial ICS conferences are the primary international meetings dedicated to polar substorms, which are fundamental global-scale disturbances in the Earths magnetosphere. The September 2017 conference will be a timely opportunity for close and extensive interactions of ionospheric and magnetospheric scientists in light of recent results coming from the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission and other recent observations. We solicit papers of all styles (letter/full paper/technical report).

Edited by: James LaBelle, Jimmy Raeder, Marc Lessard, Masahito Nose

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    The St. Patrick’s Day geomagnetic storm on March 17, 2015, has been chosen by the space community for synergetic analysis to build a more comprehensive picture of the storm’s origin and evolution. This storm h...

    Authors: Olga V. Kozyreva, Vyacheslav A. Pilipenko, Vladimir B. Belakhovsky and Yaroslav A. Sakharov

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:157

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    Analysis of 163 isolated substorms showed that their intensity quantified as a maximum absolute value of the AL index increases with an increase in the velocity and number density of the solar wind plasma and ...

    Authors: Vyacheslav Georgievich Vorobjev, Elizaveta Evgenievna Antonova and Oksana Ivanovna Yagodkina

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:148

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    We have analyzed the role of auroral processes in the formation of the outer radiation belt, considering that the main part of the auroral oval maps to the outer part of the ring current, instead of the plasma...

    Authors: Elizaveta E. Antonova, Marina V. Stepanova, Pablo S. Moya, Victor A. Pinto, Vadim V. Vovchenko, Ilya L. Ovchinnikov and Nikita V. Sotnikov

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:127

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    Optical auroral measurements repeatedly reveal the existence of a transitional stage between a quiescent preexisting arc and its significant auroral expansion in a substorm onset. Such a transitional stage of ...

    Authors: Jun Liang, Eric Donovan, Deborah Gillies, Emma Spanswick and Martin Connors

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:126

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    The global dynamics of substorms are controlled by several key magnetospheric parameters. In this work we obtain quantitative measures of these parameters from a low-order nonlinear model of the nightside magn...

    Authors: Edmund Spencer, Sai Krishna Vadepu, Pavithra Srinivas, Swadesh Patra and Wendell Horton

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:118

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    Bright auroral emissions during geomagnetic storms provide a good opportunity for testing the proposal that substorm onset is frequently triggered by plasma sheet flow bursts that are manifested in the ionosph...

    Authors: Larry R. Lyons, Ying Zou, Yukitoshi Nishimura, Bea Gallardo-Lacourt, Vassilis Angelopulos and Eric F. Donovan

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:81

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    Substorm onset has originally been defined as a longitudinally extended sudden auroral brightening (Akasofu initial brightening: AIB) followed a few minutes later by an auroral poleward expansion in ground-bas...

    Authors: Akimasa Ieda, Kirsti Kauristie, Yukitoshi Nishimura, Yukinaga Miyashita, Harald U. Frey, Liisa Juusola, Daniel Whiter, Masahito Nosé, Matthew O. Fillingim, Farideh Honary, Neil C. Rogers, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Tsubasa Miura, Takahiro Kawashima and Shinobu Machida

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:73

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Earth, Planets and Space 2019 71:75