Sun  ID: 3590

THEMIS/ASI Nights - High Resolution

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.

 

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Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Rani Gran (NASA/GSFC): Producer
Vassilis Angelopoulos (University of California, Berkeley): Scientist
David G. Sibeck (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Harald Frey (University of California, Berkeley): Scientist
Nicola Fox (Johns Hopkins University/APL): Scientist
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Mission:
THEMIS

Data Used:
THEMIS/All-Sky Imager (ASI) 2008-03-09T00:00:00UT - 2008-03-09T12:00:00UT
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

This item is part of this series:
Auroral Substorms - the View from Space

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Magnetosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Particles >> Aurorae
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> THEMIS
SVS >> Auroral Substorm
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Auroral Storms
NASA Science >> Sun
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Ionosphere/magnetosphere Dynamics >> Aurorae

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0