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Coupled OpenGGCM-RCM-CTIM reproduces SAPS and their main characteristics: location, strength, latitude-MLT dependence, and e- trough. All model components together are required to produce SAPS. SAPS can split into two channels near midnight. The latitude-MLT dependence (lower latitude near midnight) can be instantaneous. The trough appears to drift eastward and outside of the region of SAPS later in the main phase. Further investigations as to SW/IMF dependence, mechanisms, and feedbacks are now possible
High rate (100Hz) cell phone magnetometer data presented.