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author = {Nichols, JD and Badman, SV and Baines, KH and Brown, RH and Bunce, EJ and Clarke, JT and Cowley, SWH and Crary, FJ and Dougherty, MK and Gerard, J-C and Grocott, A and Grodent, D and Kurth, WS and Melin, H and Mitchell, DG and Pryor, WR and Stallard, TS},
doi = {10.1002/2014GL060186},
journal = {Geophysical Research Letters},
pages = {3323--3330},
title = {Dynamic auroral storms on Saturn as observed by the Hubble Space Telescope},
url = {},
volume = {41},
year = {2014}

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AB - We present observations of significant dynamics within two UV auroral storms observedon Saturn using the Hubble Space Telescope in April/May 2013. Specifically, we discuss bursts of auroralemission observed at the poleward boundary of a solar wind-induced auroral storm, propagating at ∼330%rigid corotation from near ∼01 h LT toward ∼08 h LT. We suggest that these are indicative of ongoing, burstyreconnection of lobe flux in the magnetotail, providing strong evidence that Saturn’s auroral storms arecaused by large-scale flux closure. We also discuss the later evolution of a similar storm and show that theemission maps to the trailing region of an energetic neutral atom enhancement. We thus identify the auroralform with the upward field-aligned continuity currents flowing into the associated partial ring current.
AU - Nichols,JD
AU - Badman,SV
AU - Baines,KH
AU - Brown,RH
AU - Bunce,EJ
AU - Clarke,JT
AU - Cowley,SWH
AU - Crary,FJ
AU - Dougherty,MK
AU - Gerard,J-C
AU - Grocott,A
AU - Grodent,D
AU - Kurth,WS
AU - Melin,H
AU - Mitchell,DG
AU - Pryor,WR
AU - Stallard,TS
DO - 10.1002/2014GL060186
EP - 3330
PY - 2014///
SN - 1944-8007
SP - 3323
TI - Dynamic auroral storms on Saturn as observed by the Hubble Space Telescope
T2 - Geophysical Research Letters
UR -
UR -
VL - 41
ER -