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The Elusive Onset of Geomagnetic Substorms

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Science  15 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5891, pp. 920-921
DOI: 10.1126/science.1162426

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The triggers of geomagnetic substorms, and their connection to auroral displays, have been sought in data from a satellite fleet and ground-based observations.