Articles | Volume 26, issue 5
28 May 2008
 | 28 May 2008

Fine structure of breakup development inferred from satellite and ground-based observations

T. A. Kornilova, I. A. Kornilov, and O. I. Kornilov

Abstract. More than 60 breakups, including weak activations of the pseudo-breakup type, moderate breakups, and events of very strong auroral activity, were analyzed using ground-based TV data, together with satellite auroral images. We studied the fine subvisual details of spatial and temporal dynamics of active auroral forms and surrounding diffuse luminosity, both in the longitudinal and latitudinal directions of the TV camera field of view. For all types of breakups a close interconnection of auroral activity was found across and along the auroral oval.