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Is the Dst Index Sufficient to Define All Geospace Storms?

Borovsky J. E., Y. Y. Shprits, (2017), Is the Dst Index Sufficient to Define All Geospace Storms?, J. of Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], 122, 11,543-11,547, doi:10.1002/2017JA024679

Abstract

Abstract The purpose of this commentary is (1) to raise awareness about some shortcomings of the use of the Dst index to identify storms, to gauge storm intensity, and to represent storm time space-weather phenomena and (2) to initiate discussions about different types of storms and about improved identifiers for different types of storms.

Authors (sorted by name)

Borovsky Shprits

Journal / Conference

Journal Of Geophysical Research (Space Physics)

Acknowledgments

The authors thank Mick Denton, Mike Henderson, Herman Luhr, Juergen Matzka, Claudia Stolle, and Michelle Thomsen for helpful conversations. Work at the Space Science Institute was supported by the NASA Heliophysics LWS TRT program via grants NNX14AN90G and NNX16AB75G, by the NSF GEM Program via award AGS‐1502947, by the NSF Solar‐Terrestrial Program via grant AGS‐12GG13659, and by the NASA Heliophysics Guest Investigator Program via grant NNX14AC15G. Work at UCLA was supported by NASA HSR NNX15AI94G and HSR NNX16AG78G and by subcontract 1554053 from the University of Colorado under NASA grant NNX16AF91G. Work at GDZ was supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement 637302 and also by SFB 1294. Data from the plots can be obtained from J.E.B.

Grants

1294 1554053 637302 AGS‐12GG13659 AGS‐1502947 NNX14AC15G NNX14AN90G NNX15AI94G NNX16AB75G NNX16AF91G NNX16AG78G

Bibtex

@article{doi:10.1002/2017JA024679,
author = {Borovsky, Joseph E. and Shprits, Yuri Y.},
title = {Is the Dst Index Sufficient to Define All Geospace Storms?},
journal = {Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics},
year = {2017},
volume = {122},
number = {11},
pages = {11,543-11,547},
keywords = {geomagnetic storms, geomagnetic indices, space weather, radiation belt, ionosphere, spacecraft charging},
doi = {10.1002/2017JA024679},
url = {https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/2017JA024679},
eprint = {https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/2017JA024679},
abstract = {Abstract The purpose of this commentary is (1) to raise awareness about some shortcomings of the use of the Dst index to identify storms, to gauge storm intensity, and to represent storm time space-weather phenomena and (2) to initiate discussions about different types of storms and about improved identifiers for different types of storms.}
}