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1.  Gallardo-Lacourt, B., G. W. Perry, W. E. Archer, and E. Donovan (2019), How did we miss this? An upper atmospheric discovery named STEVE, Eos, 100, Published on 04 March 2019.

2. Gallardo-Lacourt, B., J. Liang, Y. Nishimura, E. Donovan (2018), On the origin of STEVE: particle precipitation or ionospheric Sky-glow?, accepted in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) [Featured article]

3. Gallardo-Lacourt, B., Y. Nishimura, E. Donovan, D. M. Gillies, G. W. Perry, W. E. Archer, O. A. Nava, and E. L. Spanswick (2018), A Statistical Analysis of STEVE,  Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123, 9893–9905.

4. Gallardo-Lacourt, B., Y. Nishimura, L. R. Lyons, E. V. Mishin, J. M. Ruohoniemi, E. Donovan, V. Angelopoulos, and N. Nishitani (2017), Influence of auroral streamers on rapid evolution of ionospheric SAPS flows, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics., 122, 12, 406-12, 420, doi: 10.1002/2017JA024198 

5. Gallardo-Lacourt, B., Y. Nishimura, L. R. Lyons, J. M. Ruohoniemi, E. Donovan, V. Angelopoulos, K. A. McWilliams, and N. Nishitani (2014), Ionospheric flow structures associated with auroral beading at substorm auroral onset, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 9150-9159, doi:10.1002/2014JA020298

6. Gallardo-Lacourt, B., Y. Nishimura, L. R. Lyons, S. Zou, V. Angelopoulos, E. Donovan, K. A. McWilliams, J. M. Ruohoniemi, and N. Nishitani (2014), Coordinated SuperDARN THEMIS ASI observations of mesoscale flow bursts associated with auroral streamers, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JA019245 [Featured article]

7. Gallardo-Lacourt, B., Y. Nishimura, L. R. Lyons, and E. Donovan (2012), External triggering of substorms identified using modern optical versus geosynchronous particle data, Ann. Geophys., 30, 667-673, doi:10.5194/angeo-30-667-2012

8. Gallardo-Lacourt, B., H. Frey, and Carlos Martinis, Optical Structures in the Subauroral Region, Issi Book Chapter: Review of the aurora, in preparation.

9. Archer, W. E., B. Gallardo-Lacourt, G. W. Perry, J. P. St.-Maurice, S. C. Buchert, E. F. Donovan (2019), Steve: The Optical Signature of Intense Subauroral Ion Drifts,  Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 6279-6286, doi: 10.1029/2019GL082687.

10. Archer, W. E., J. P. St.-Maurice, B. Gallardo-Lacourt, G. W. Perry, C. Cully, E. F. Donovan, D. M. Gillies, R. Downie, J. Smith, D. Eurich  (2019), The Vertical Distribution of the Optical Emissions of a Steve and Picket Fence Event,  Accepted in  Geophysical Research Letters.

11. Nishimura, Y., Gallardo‐Lacourt, B., Zou, Y., Mishin, E., Knudsen, D. J., Donovan, E. F., et al ( 2019).Magnetospheric signatures of STEVE: Implication for the magnetospheric energy source and inter‐hemispheric conjugacy. Geophysical Research Letters, 46.


12. Gabrielse, C, V. Pinto, Y. Nishimura, L. Lyons, B. Gallardo-Lacourt, and Y. Deng (2019), Storm-time meso-scale plasma flows in the nightside high-latitude ionosphere: A statistical survey of characteristics, Geophysical Research Letters, 46.

13. Gabrielse, C. , Y. Nishimura, L. R. Lyons, B. Gallardo-Lacourt, Y. Deng, and E. Donovan (2018), Statistical properties of meso-scale plasma flows in the nightside high-latitude ionosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123, 6798-6820. http://


14. E. A. MacDonald, E. Donovan, Y. Nishimura, D. M. Gillies, B. Gallardo-Lacourt, W. Archer,  E. L. Spanswick, M. Connors, N. Case, B. Jackel, D. Knudsen, N. Bourassa, M. Heavner, B. Kosar, C. Ratzlaff, I. Schofield (2018), New Science in Plain Sight: Citizen Scientists Lead to Discovery of Optical Structure in the Upper Atmosphere, Science Advances, vol.4, no. 3, eaaq0030, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaq0030.

15. Lyons, L. R. , Y. Zou, Y. Nishimura, B. Gallardo-Lacourt, B., V. Angelopoulos, and E. Donovan (2018), Stormtime substorm onsets: occurrence and flow channel triggering, Earth, Planets and Space, 70: 81, doi: 10.1186/s40623-018-0857-x.

16. Liu, J., L. R. Lyons, W. E. Archer, B. Gallardo-Lacourt, Y. Nishimura, Y. Zou, C. Gabrielse, and J. M. Weygand (2018), Flow shears at the poleward boundary of omega bands observed during conjuctions of Swarm and THEMIS ASI, Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 1218-1227, doi: 10.1002/2017GL076485.

17. L. R. Lyons, B. Gallardo-Lacourt, Y. Zou, Y. Nishimura, P. Anderson, V. Angelopoulos, E. F. Donovan, J. M. Ruohoniemi, E. Mitchell, L. J. Paxton, and N. Nishitani (2017), Driving of  strong nightside reconnection and geomagnetic activity by polar cap flows: Application to CME shocks and possible other situations, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 1-11, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2017.09.013.

18. L. R. Lyons, B. Gallardo-Lacourt, S. Zou, J. M. Weygan, Y. Nishimura, W. Li, M Gkioulidou, V. Angelopoulos, E. F. Donovan, J. M. Ruohoniemi, B. J. Anderson, S. G. Shepherd, and N. Nishitani (2016), 2013 March 17 Storm: Synergy of Observations Related to Electric Field Modes and their Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Effects, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 10, 880-10, 897, doi: 10.1002/2016JA023237.

19. Lyons L. R., Nishimura Y., Gallardo-Lacourt B., Zou Y., Donovan E. F., Mende S., Angelopoulos V., Ruohoniemi J. M., McWilliams K. A., Hampton D. L., Nicolls M. J. (2015), Dynamics Related to Plasma Sheet Flow Bursts as Revealed from the Aurora, Auroral Dynamics and Space Weather

20. Lyons, L. R., Nishimura Y., Gallardo-Lacourt B., Nicolls M. J., Chen S., Hampton D. L., Bristow W. A., Ruohoniemi J. M., Nishitani N., Donovan E. F., and Angelopoulos V. (2015), Azimuthal flow bursts in the Inner Plasma Sheet and possible connection with SAPS and Plasma sheet earthward flow bursts, Journal of Geophysical Research, Space Physics.: 5009-5021

21. Lyons, L. R., Y. Nishimura, B. Gallardo-Lacourt, Y. Zou, E. Donovan, S. Mende, V. Angelopoulos, J. M. Ruohoniemi, and K. McWilliams (2013), Westward traveling surges: Sliding along boundary arcs and distinction from onset arc brightening, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, 7643–7653, doi:10.1002/2013JA019334