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The Aurora Index: Alaska Science Forum


    Since the late 1970s, the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Geophysical Institute has provided this column free in cooperation with the UAF research community. Ned Rozell, a science writer for the Geophysical Institute, has been the primary author since 1995.

Citizen science meets the aurora: Ned Rozell. #2257; 04/13/15.

An aurora detector in Petersburg: Ned Rozell. #2179; 08/01/13.

Measuring the winds of space: UAF team prepares for 2014 launch: Ned Rozell. #2165; 04/25/13.

After a lifetime of study, aurora still a mystery: Ned Rozell. #2157; 02/28/13.

Quiet time on the sun stalls aurora viewing: Ned Rozell. #1987; 11/23/09.

When the aurora clashes with cabs: Ned Rozell. #1827; 11/01/06.

Black Spot on the Sun Creates a Show: Ned Rozell. #1671; 11/06/03.

Aurora Displays Continue Despite Passing Peak: Ned Rozell. #1568; 11/14/01.

"Dazzling Drapery of Color and Light" Returns: Ned Rozell. #1556; 08/23/99.

Rocket Scientist Tips Convention on its Side: Ned Rozell. #1555; 08/16/01.

Coronal Hole Creates a Show in the Sky: Ned Rozell.#1481; 03/08/00.

Solar Maximum Spreads the Aurora Southward: Ned Rozell. #1473; 01/12/00.

If the Light's on, Somebody May be Home: Ned Rozell. #1441; 05/19/99.

Waiting for the Rockets at Poker Flat: Ned Rozell. #1425; 01/27/99.

Chances of Aurora Interrupting Dinner to Increase: Ned Rozell. #1414; 11/12/98.

Hunting Down the Elusive Aurora: Ned Rozell. #1374; 02/04/98.

Mulling the Mystery of Black Aurora: Ned Rozell. #1347; 07/24/97.

Straining to Hear the Voice of the Aurora: Ned Rozell. #1257; 10/19/95.

The Mighty Roots of the Aurora: Carla Helfferich. #1204; 01/06/94.

Heartbeat of the Ionosphere: Carla Helfferich. #1172; 02/24/94.

Aurora Weather: Carla Helfferich. #1151; 09/15/93.

Eye Troubling Auroras: Carla Helfferich. #1122; 02/24/93.

Christmas Colors in the Aurora: Carla Helfferich. #1114; 12/16/92.

The Aurora Explained, More or Less: Carla Helfferich. #1112; 12/02/92.

Hark---The Northern Lights: Carla Helfferich. #1096; 08/12/92.

Aurora Season: Carla Helfferich. #1046; 09/04/91.

Engineering for an Unseen Invasion: Carla Helfferich. #942; 09/06/89.

The Rare Red Aurora: Carla Helfferich. #918; 03/22/89.

Radio Waves from the Aurora : Dan Swift. #859; 02/08/88

The Auroral Substorm: Larry Gedney. #752; 01/20/86.

Alaska's Space Pyrotechnics: Larry Gedney and Neal Brown. #703; 02/18/85.

Sounds of the Aurora: Larry Gedney. #698; 01/14/85.

What Causes the Aurora?: Larry Gedney and Vladimir Degen. #644; 01/23/84.

Ruminations on Alaskan Marvels from 41 years ago: Larry Gedney. #638; 12/12/83.

The Aurora Seen From Outer Space: Larry Gedney. #575; 11/12/82.

The Aurora Makes Waves on the Ground, Too: Larry Gedney. #560; 08/18/82.

Carrington's Solar Flare: T. Neil Davis. #518; 01/04/82.

Hints for Aurora Watching: T. Neil Davis. #509; 10/17/81.

Predicting Auroras: T. Neil Davis. #508; 10/09/81.

Aurora Versus Power Lines: T. Neil Davis. #506; 10/02/81.

The Earth's Magnetosphere: T. Neil Davis. #500B; 07/24/81.

It's Aurora Time Again: T. Neil Davis. #500; 08/10/81.

The Shuttle Red Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #480; 04/22/81.

Man-made Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #462; 03/13/81.

December 19, 1980 Red Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #461; 02/02/81.

Red Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #456; 12/29/80.

Auroral Rays: T. Neil Davis. #451; 01/27/81.

The Auroral Oval: T. Neil Davis. #450; 01/21/81.

Magnetic Storms: T. Neil Davis. #449; 01/14/81.

Historical Auroras: T. Neil Davis. #448; 01/07/81.

Magnetic Substorms: T. Neil Davis. #447; 12/27/80.

Auroral Electrojets: T. Neil Davis. #446; 12/24/80.

The Auroral Arc: T. Neil Davis. #445; 12/12/80.

Stereo Viewing of Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #437; 11/03/80.

The Continuous Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #436; 10/27/80.

The Transient Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #423; 09/05/80.

Black Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #422; 09/01/80.

Names and Definition of the Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #368; 01/23/80.

Auroral Arcs and Bands: T. Neil Davis. #362; 12/18/79.

Insight into Auroral Sounds?: T. Neil Davis. #357; 11/28/79.

Flickering Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #349; 10/26/79.

Auroriums for Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau: T. Neil Davis. #344; 10/04/79.

The Aurora Versus CBers: T. Neil Davis. #283; 01/29/79.

Useless Information on the Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #275; 11/30/78.

Pulsating Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #267; 11/30/78.

Auroral Flights: T. Neil Davis. #266; 11/22/78.

Auroral Sounds: T. Neil Davis. #265; 11/02/78.

Auroral Electricity: T. Neil Davis. #244; 08/04/78.

Aurora in Eskimo Legend: T. Neil Davis. #197; 11/21/77.

Abnormal Radio Propagation: T. Neil Davis. #195; 11/1/77.

Aurora and Climate: T. Neil Davis. #194; 11/1/77.

Photographing the Aurora: Chuck Deehr. #129; 11/27/76.

The Noisy Aurora?: W. R. Hunt. #126; 10/26/76.

A Visitor: T. Neil Davis. #123; 09/27/76.

Radio Waves and Aurora: Robert Hunsucker. #117; 09/27/76.

Fall Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #106; 08/04/76.

A False Solar Alarm: T. Neil Davis. #93; 04/14/76.

Energy Source for the Aurora: Dan Swift. #54; 10/10/77.

Divining the Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #41; 10/05/77.

Alaska's Auroras the Best?: Hans Nielsen. #38; 05/08/76.

Auroras North and South: Hans Nielsen. #34; 03/29/76.

International Barium Releases: T. Neil Davis. #28; 03/03/76.

"The Jupiter Effect": T. Neil Davis. #22; 03/17/76.

Barium Releases:T. Neil Davis. #19; 03/22/76.

Cause of the Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #15; 03/22/76.

Northern Lights and Ozone: T. Neil Davis. #9; 02/24/76.

Photographing Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #6; 02/23/76.

March--A Month for the Aurora: T. Neil Davis. #2; 03/01/76.