Optical Remote Sensing of the Polar Upper Atmosphere

  • Gordon G. Shepher
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 64)


Optical observations from satellites and from the ground provide a useful way of studying the magnetosphere — atmosphere interface, where precipitating electrons give up their energy. Optical remote sensing of the upper atmosphere can be conducted by viewing upwards from the ground, or downwards from a satellite (Fig. 1(a)).


Emission Rate Electron Flux Auroral Oval Electron Energy Spectrum Detection qUantum Efficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon G. Shepher
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  1. 1.Centre for Research in Experimental Space ScienceYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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