Accession Number : AD0637611

Title :   DISTRIBUTION OF THE SOUTHERN AURORAL ZONE.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Vestine,E. H.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The historical development of the knowledge of the geographical distribution of aurora in the Antarctic is reviewed. The results for the IGY and later years as given by Davis, Gartlein, Feldstein, and others are summarized. Data on azimuth of auroral arcs at various hours of the day are presented. The equatorward expansion and broadening of the auroral belt with world-wide features of magnetic storms are noted. Specific instances of auroral belt positions during very great and very weak magnetic disturbances are noted. This belt appears interlinked with the corresponding belt in the Arctic. The spatial relationships to geomagnetic and other geophysical phenomena are summarized. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AURORAE, ANTARCTIC REGIONS), DISTRIBUTION, MAGNETIC STORMS, GEOPHYSICS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Geomagnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE