BackForward Variable: Aurora

Full name Aurora
Definition Occurence of fluorescence of the upper atmosphere through ionization by energetic charged particles accelerated by the Earth's magnetic field.
Measuring Units Uncertainty Units
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units (Stability /decade)


Comment: Auroras can be observed at high latitudes either in Northern regions (aurora borealis or Northern lights) or Southern regions (aurora australis or Southern lights).
Last modified: 2013-02-05
Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: Yes
  • Domain: Outer Space
    • Sub-domain: Ionospheric disturbances
      • Variable: Aurora
        • Measured in Layers:
          • n/a (2D)
  • Cross-cutting themes:
  • Earth System Application Categories and its related Application Areas:

Requirements defined for Aurora  (0)

This tables shows all related requirements. For more operations/filtering, please consult the full list of Requirements
Note: In reading the values, goal is marked blue, breakthrough green, threshold orange
Application-dependent Technical Priority (ATP) Magenta and Relative priority of the attributes Red

Id Variable Layer App Area ATP Uncertainty Layer/s Quality Coverage Quality Stability / decade Hor Res Ver Res Obs Cyc Timeliness Coverage Conf Level Val Date Source General Comment Application Area Comment Horizontal Coverage Comment Observation Comment Performance Comment