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  1. Content type: Technical report

    A space environment data acquisition monitor (SEDA) has been flown onboard the Japanese meteorological satellites ‘Himawari-8/9’ as one of the housekeeping information monitors for satellite operation. SEDA co...

    Authors: Tsutomu Nagatsuma, Kaori Sakaguchi, Yûki Kubo, Piet Belgraver, Frédéric Chastellain, Reto Muff and Takeshi Otomo

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:75

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  2. Content type: Letter

    Solar activity of cycle 24 following the deep minimum between cycle 23 and cycle 24 is the weakest one since cycle 14 (1902–1913). Geomagnetic activity is also low in cycle 24. We show that this low geomagneti...

    Authors: Shinichi Watari

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:70

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  3. Content type: Letter

    Monitoring, tracking and nowcasting of the ionospheric plasma density disturbances using dual-frequency measurements of the Global Positioning System (GPS) signals are effectively carried out during several de...

    Authors: Iurii Cherniak and Irina Zakharenkova

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:66

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  4. Content type: Full paper

    In this paper, we present a statistical and case analysis of nighttime Pc3 pulsations observed from middle to equatorial latitudes during the year 2003. We found two groups of nighttime Pc3 pulsations. Pc3s of...

    Authors: Nadezda V. Yagova, Balazs Heilig, Vyacheslav A. Pilipenko, Akimasa Yoshikawa, Nataliya S. Nosikova, Kiyohumi Yumoto and Jan Reda

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:61

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  5. Content type: Full paper

    The breakup of Hitomi (ASTRO-H) on 26 March 2016 is analysed. Debris from the fragmentation is used to estimate the time of the event by propagating backwards and estimating the close approach with the parent ...

    Authors: Sven Flegel, James Bennett, Michael Lachut, Marek Möckel and Craig Smith

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:51

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  6. Content type: Full paper

    We studied the Aa geomagnetic index (aa index daily average) behavior on a monthly timescale using data from 1868 to 2015 for cycles 11–24. We identified solar- and lunar-associated periodicities in the Aa time s...

    Authors: Blanca Mendoza, Marni Pazos and Luis Xavier González

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:200

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  7. Content type: Full paper

    The astronomical diaries from Babylonia (ADB) are excellent sources of information of natural phenomena, including astronomical ones, in pre-Christ era because it contains the record of highly continuous and s...

    Authors: Hisashi Hayakawa, Yasuyuki Mitsuma, Yusuke Ebihara, Akito Davis Kawamura, Hiroko Miyahara, Harufumi Tamazawa and Hiroaki Isobe

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:195

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  8. Content type: Letter

    We carry out a self-consistent simulation of the generation process of whistler-mode chorus by a spatially one-dimensional electron hybrid code, by assuming the magnetic field inhomogeneity corresponding to L = 4...

    Authors: Yuto Katoh and Yoshiharu Omura

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:192

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  9. Content type: Technical report

    E-science on the Web plays an important role and offers the most advanced technology for the integration of data systems. It also makes available data for the research of more and more complex aspects of the ...

    Authors: Bernd Ritschel, Friederike Borchert, Gregor Kneitschel, Günther Neher, Susanne Schildbach, Toshihiko Iyemori, Yukinobu Koyama, Akiyo Yatagai, Tomoaki Hori, Mike Hapgood, Anna Belehaki, Ivan Galkin and Todd King

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:181

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  10. Content type: Full paper

    The objective of this study is (1) to determine the magnetic cloud (MC) structure associated with the 17 March 2015 storm and (2) to gain an insight into how the storm developed responding to the solar wind co...

    Authors: Katsuhide Marubashi, Kyung-Suk Cho, Rok-Soon Kim, Sujin Kim, Sung-Hong Park and Hiromitsu Ishibashi

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:173

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  11. Content type: Full paper

    Recent imager and radar observations in the nightside polar cap have shown evidence that polar cap patches are associated with localized flow channels. To understand how flow channels propagate from the daysi...

    Authors: Boyi Wang, Yukitoshi Nishimura, Larry R. Lyons, Ying Zou, Herbert C. Carlson, Harald U. Frey and Stephen B. Mende

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:150

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  12. Content type: Full paper

    The first super geomagnetic storm (Dst < −200 nT) of solar cycle 24 occurred on “St. Patrick’s day” (17 March 2015). Notably, it was a two-step storm. The source of the storm can be traced back to the solar ev...

    Authors: Chin-Chun Wu, Kan Liou, Ronald P. Lepping, Lynn Hutting, Simon Plunkett, Russ A. Howard and Dennis Socker

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:151

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  13. Content type: Full paper

    We investigated evolution of ionospheric currents during sudden commencements using a ground magnetometer network in conjunction with an all-sky imager, which has the advantage of locating field-aligned curren...

    Authors: Yukitoshi Nishimura, Takashi Kikuchi, Yusuke Ebihara, Akimasa Yoshikawa, Shun Imajo, Wen Li and Hisashi Utada

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:144

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  14. Content type: Full paper

    To clarify the effect of the dawn and dusk terminators on Pi2 pulsations, we statistically analyzed the longitudinal phase and amplitude structures of Pi2 pulsations at middle- to low-latitude stations (GMLat...

    Authors: Shun Imajo, Akimasa Yoshikawa, Teiji Uozumi, Shinichi Ohtani, Aoi Nakamizo, Sodnomsambuu Demberel and Boris Mikhailovich Shevtsov

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:137

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  15. Content type: Letter

    We present an analysis of ionospheric irregularities at high latitudes during the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day storm. Our study used measurements from ~2700 ground-based GPS stations and GPS receivers onboard five l...

    Authors: Iurii Cherniak and Irina Zakharenkova

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:136

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  16. Content type: Letter

    Here we study the global distribution of the plasma density irregularities in the topside ionosphere by using the concurrent GPS and Langmuir probe measurements onboard the Swarm satellites. We analyze 18 mont...

    Authors: Irina Zakharenkova, Elvira Astafyeva and Iurii Cherniak

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:120

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  17. Content type: Full paper

    The aim of this work is to study the properties of the magnetic field’s fluctuations produced by ionospheric and magnetospheric electric currents during the St. Patrick’s Day geomagnetic storm (17 March 2015)....

    Authors: Paola De Michelis, Giuseppe Consolini, Roberta Tozzi and Maria Federica Marcucci

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:105

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