CEDAR email: IAGA Cape Town Session A17, "Auroral Processes"

David Knudsen knudsen at ucalgary.ca
Mon Mar 6 02:35:33 MST 2017

Dear Colleagues, 

Please be aware of IAGA Session A17, “Auroral Processes”.

The IAGA meeting will be in Cape Town, South Africa  from 27 August  to 1 September 2017. The IAGA abstract submission deadline is on 12 March 2017.

More information can be found at http://www.iapso-iamas-iaga2017.com/index.php


David Knudsen, Colin Forsyth, Mark Conde
A17 - Auroral Processes  (DIV II – DIV III) <http://www.iapso-iamas-iaga2017.com/index.php/2016-05-15-22-51-06/scientific-programme-2/iaga-sessions/104-a17-auroral-processes-div-ii-div-iii>
Convenor:  David Knudsen (Canada)
Co-Convenor: Colin Forsyth (UK), Mark Conde (USA)

The auroral ionosphere and the field lines that thread it define a region of greatly enhanced energy transfer between the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere.   Decades of in-situ measurements and centuries of ground-based observations have led to identification of key aspects of auroral physics, including the connection between auroral arcs and field-aligned currents, electric potential drops parallel to the geomagnetic field, and the role of ionospheric conductivity in determining the frequency and intensity of auroral arcs.  However, there remains no widely-accepted, self-consistent theory able to account for the generation, morphology, particle acceleration and energy flux characterizing even the most common auroral forms.

This session will provide a forum for new theoretical, experimental, and simulation results pertaining to all auroral phenomena.   Critical reviews of the current state of understanding of the discipline are also encouraged.


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