Aurora Speeding Tickets, Extended article
Much of aurora science revolves around visualizing a huge amount of data that is collected from cameras, spectrometers, magnetometers, and particle detectors. Organizing and synchronizing many sources is like using all your 5 senses at once. Watching a cooking show isn't the same as going to a restaurant! The 1957 effort to coordinate aurora observations globally is an example of trying to get more data from more places synchronized, leading to new insights.
With this in mind, the editors at the Data Visualization Society have worked with me to update and expand the original Aurora Speeding Tickets Article from the perspective of data visualization and synthesis. You can read the full article at their online publication Journal, "Nightingale":
Read the extended article at the Nightingale website https://nightingaledvs.com/aurora-speeding-tickets/