ISSN 2079-3537      


Scientific Visualization, 2020, volume 12, number 3, pages 108 - 118, DOI: 10.26583/sv.12.3.10

Web-oriented visualization of auroral oval geophysical parameters

Authors: A.V. Vorobev1,A,B, V.A. Pilipenko2,B,C, A.G. Reshetnikov3,A, G.R. Vorobeva4,A, M.D. Belov5,A

A Ufa State Aviation Technical University

B Geophysical Center of the RAS

C Institute of Physics of the Earth of the RAS

1 ORCID: 0000-0002-9680-5609,

2 ORCID: 0000-0003-3056-7465,

3 ORCID: 0000-0002-9022-3085,

4 ORCID: 0000-0001-7878-9724,

5 ORCID: 0000-0001-9861-7604,



Analysis of well-known services for monitoring geophysical parameters in the auroral oval area has revealed a number of disadvantages, which are typical and, in principle, repeating from implementation to implementation. They are the inability to dynamically scale and add auxillary layers; the mall number of displayed parameters; the lack of data on the current state of space weather and basic tools for spatial analysis of visualized parameters, etc. Thus, the paper is concerned with an approach (architecture and its software implementation) to create a web-based system utilizing virtual globe technology for visualizing geophysical parameters in auroral zone ( The visualized data are the intensity (probability of observing) of auroras obtained in accordance with the OVATION model and the potentials of electric and magnetic fields calculated according to the Weimer model. It is assumed that the considered approach to the visualization of geophysical parameters in the auroral oval area will increase the efficiency of work related to the study of the auroral oval dynamics and ultimately help to identify new knowledge about the topology of magnetosphere and its changes, for example, during geomagnetic storms and substorms.


Keywords: aurora, auroral oval, geomagnetic variations, space weather.