Well this is a turn up for the books and I still can’t believe it. I’m now cited as a co-author of a research paper Fine Scale Dynamics of Fragmented Aurora-Like Emissions. See Link to the Paper Here.
I only played a very minor role in this by making observations about what I was seeing in the Aurora Zoo on Zooniverse. It must have helped trigger putting this paper together. My thanks to all the other authors, in particular Dan Whiter of Southampton University.
In commenting on the mini-videos of the aurora, I find I have ended up being rather descriptive – phrases like ‘a set of boomerangs dancing round each other’. (Yes, this video does really exist!) Seeing these new things is certainly stretching my imagination and improving my writing craft, if only in the descriptive arts.