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Results from local and global magnetic field measurements can be used in aurora forecasts

Results from local and global magnetic field measurements can be used in aurora forecasts

Spectacular periods of auroral activity are linked to geomagnetic storms that may sometimes last for several days. According to the study conducted by the Finnish Meteorological Institute, global storm observations can be used in short-term aurora forecasts customised for Fennoscandia.

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Researcher Kirsti Kauristie, tel. +358 50 597 8874, kirsti.kauristie@fmi.fi

K. Kauristie, M. Myllys, N. Partamies, A. Viljanen, P. Peitso, L. Juusola, S. Ahmadzai, V. Singh, R. Keil, U. Martinez, A. Luginin, A. Glover, V. Navarro, and T. Raita, Forecasting auroras from regional and global magnetic field measurements, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 253-262, doi:10.5194/gi-5-253-2016, 2016.

http://www.geosci-instrum-method-data-syst.net/5/253/2016/gi-5-253-2016-discussion.html


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