THEMIS/ASI Nights - High Resolution
- Visualizations by:
- Tom Bridgman
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A collection of ground-based All-Sky Imagers (ASI) makes an important component of the THEMIS mission in understanding the interaction of the magnetosphere and aurora. It is sometimes referred to as the sixth THEMIS satellite. Descriptions of the instruments are available on the THEMIS-Canada Home Page. Imagery from each camera is co-registered to the surface of the Earth and assembled into a view of the auroral events.
This movie presents data from the first large auroral substorm since the THEMIS launch. The substorm reached its maximum between 6:00 and 7:00 UT.
Note that the ASI data in this movie are assembled from significantly higher resolution datesets than the earlier version, THEMIS/ASI Nights. The higher resolution enables you to see much finer details in the aurora structure. In addition, one notices trees circling the horizon visible to the cameras located in western Canada.
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Tom Bridgman (GST) [Lead]
- Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)
- David G. Sibeck (NASA/GSFC)
- Harald Frey (University of California at Berkeley)
- Nicola Fox (NASA)
- Vassilis Angelopoulos (University of California at Berkeley)
- Rani Gran (NASA/GSFC)
MissionsThis visualization is related to the following missions:
SeriesThis visualization can be found in the following series:
Datasets used in this visualization
THEMIS (Collected with the All-Sky Imager (ASI) sensor)
Dataset can be found at: http://aurora.phys.ucalgary.ca/themis/See more visualizations using this data set
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