Studying auroral microphysics using multiple optically tracked rocket sub-payloads

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Show simple item record Vann, Joshua M. 2019-06-11T19:56:11Z 2019-06-11T19:56:11Z 2018-12
dc.description Master's Project (M.S.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2018 en_US
dc.description.abstract There is insufficient knowledge of scale length parameters associated with ionospheric plasma structures. Using a novel technique combining rocket-based instrument data with ground-based optical and instrumental data measurements, ISINGLASS attempts to determine the spatial scale lengths over which parameter differences in auroral arcs present in the upper ionosphere. Determination of such scale lengths has the propensity to strengthen preexisting models of magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions. While analysis is not complete and the extent of such scale lengths is still unknown, after completion of the experiment phase of the mission, differences in measurements have been found that cannot be accounted for through experimental error. This shows the existence of a critical scale length within the distances measured, and the techniques used present a reliable method with which to launch a future campaign. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This project would not be possible without the ISINGLASS NASA grant: NNX14AH07G. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Auroras en_US
dc.subject Auroral electrons en_US
dc.subject Atmospheric physics en_US
dc.subject Magnetospheric physics en_US
dc.subject Ionosphere en_US
dc.title Studying auroral microphysics using multiple optically tracked rocket sub-payloads en_US
dc.type Other en_US ms
dc.identifier.department Department of Physics
dc.contributor.chair Conde, Mark
dc.contributor.committee Delamere, Peter
dc.contributor.committee Hampton, Donald

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