Optical Remote Sensing of the Polar Upper Atmosphere
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)).
KeywordsEmission Rate Electron Flux Auroral Oval Electron Energy Spectrum Detection qUantum Efficiency
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