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Evolution of the concept of Sudden Storm Commencements and their operative identification

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In this paper, we review the evolution of both, the concept and the operative methods of detection of Storm Commencements (SC’s) and we introduce suggestions for future improvements. Finally, a more precise definition of the events with consequences in terminology and detection is proposed.


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Curto, J.J., Araki, T. & Alberca, L.F. Evolution of the concept of Sudden Storm Commencements and their operative identification. Earth Planet Sp 59, i–xii (2007).

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  • Sudden
  • Storm
  • Commencement
  • geomagnetic
  • detection
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