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Dillon Gillespie at AGU 2023

Dillon Gillespie. Ph.D student in space physics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, presented work regarding a specific type of aurora known as diffuse aurora. Diffuse electron aurora occurs when the inner magnetospheric electrons are scattered into the loss cone due to wave-particle interactions. Upper-band dhorus waves, lower-band chorus waves, and electron cyclotron harmonics waves are known as the main contributors to diffuse electron aurora. In his study, Dillon derived global maps of diffuse electron aurora and ionospheric conductance directly from the wave data and compared their results. Dillon presented the research Friday at the annual University of Alaska FairbanksAmerican Geophysical Union annual meeting in San Francisco. #AGU23 #UAFxAGU


• Rod Boyce, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, 907-474-7185,