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Quantitative interpretation of single-scan auroral limb data
Author(s): J. Scott Evans; Douglas J. Strickland
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Paper Abstract

A recently developed technique for analyzing single scan auroral limb is applied to simulated auroral limb data. The analysis technique utilizes a detailed fitting procedure in conjunction with an auroral model to provide distributions of auroral energy characteristics over an observing region. If no information on the location of auroral forms is available the fitting procedure provides the most probable precipitating electron spectral characteristics and the spatial distributions of this precipitation. If additional information specifies the distribution of auroral forms in the observing region, we demonstrate that the fitting procedure can extract the characteristic energies of the corresponding auroral forms to a high degree of certainty.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2282, Ultraviolet Technology V, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186618
Show Author Affiliations
J. Scott Evans, Computational Physics, Inc. (United States)
Douglas J. Strickland, Computational Physics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2282:
Ultraviolet Technology V
Robert E. Huffman; Christos G. Stergis, Editor(s)

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