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Aeronomy of the Earth's Atmosphere and Ionosphere

Abdu, Mangalathayil Ali, Pancheva, Dora, Bhattacharyya, Archana (Eds.)

2011, XXI, 480p. 150 illus., 70 illus. in color.

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  • Presents recent advances in the field of the aeronomy of earth’s atmosphere and ionosphere
  • Includes basic material for a better understanding of the physics of space weather
  • The dynamic state and coupling processes of the Earth’s near space environment
  • Includes Solar energy input

This book is a multi-author treatise on the most outstanding research problems in the field of the aeronomy of the Earth’s atmosphere and ionosphere, encompassing the science covered by the Division II of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA). It contains several review articles and detailed papers by leading scientists in the field. The book is organized in 5 parts: 1) Mesosphere-Lower Thermosphere Dynamics and Chemistry; 2) Vertical Coupling by Upward Propagating Waves; 3) Ionospheric Electrodynamics and Structuring; 4) Thermosphere- Ionosphere Coupling, Dynamics and Trends and 5) Ionosphere-Thermosphere Disturbances and Modeling. The book consolidates the progress acheived in the field in recent years and it serves as a useful reference for graduate students as well as experienced researchers.


Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Aeronomy - Atmosphere-ionosphere coupling - Ionosphere - Magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling - Middle atmosphere and thermosphere

Related subjects » Atmospheric Sciences - Environmental Sciences - Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences - Geophysics & Geodesy

Table of contents 

Part I  Mesosphere-Lower Thermosphere Dynamics and Chemistry

1. Chemical–Dynamical Coupling in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere

2. Atmospheric Tides and Planetary Waves: Recent Progress Based on SABER/TIMED Temperature Measurements (2002–2007)

3. Dynamical Coupling Between Different Regions of Equatorial Atmosphere             

4. Microphysical Properties of Mesospheric Aerosols: An Overview of In Situ-Results from the ECOMA Project     

5. SABER Observations of Daytime Atomic Oxygen and Ozone Variability in the Mesosphere             

6. In Situ Measurements of Small-Scale Structures in Neutrals and Charged Aerosols              

7. High-Latitude Gravity Wave Measurements in Noctilucent Clouds and Polar Mesospheric Clouds

Part II  Vertical Coupling by Upward Propagating Waves

8. Gravity Wave Influences in the Thermosphere and Ionosphere: Observations and Recent Modeling

9. Neutral Winds and Densities at the Bottomside of the F Layer from Primary and Secondary Gravity Waves from Deep Convection             

10.The Acoustic Gravity Wave Induced Disturbances in the Equatorial Ionosphere            

11. Mesosphere–Ionosphere Coupling Processes Observed in the F Layer Bottom-Side Oscillation

12. A Case Study of Tidal and Planetary Wave Coupling in the Equatorial Atmosphere-Ionosphere System Over India: Preliminary Results             

Part III  Ionospheric Electrodynamics and Structuring

13. Electrodynamics of Ionosphere–Thermosphere Coupling    

14. Daytime Vertical E×B Drift Velocities Inferred from Ground-Based Equatorial Magnetometer Observations                

15. Three-Dimensional Modeling of Equatorial Spread F

16. Coupling Processes in the Equatorial Spread F/Plasma Bubble Irregularity Development           

17. Influences on the Development of Equatorial Plasma Bubbles: Insights from a Long-Term Optical Dataset  

18. A Review of the Recent Advances in the Investigation of Equatorial Spread F and Space Weather Effects over Indian Sector Using Optical and Other Techniques

19. Radar and Optical Observations of Irregular Midlatitude Sporadic E Layers Beneath MSTIDs          

20. Instabilities in the Midlatitude Ionosphere in Terms of E–F Coupling

21. Statistical Study of Medium-Scale Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances Observed with a GPS Receiver Network in Japan                 

Part IV  Thermosphere–Ionosphere Coupling, Dynamics and Trends

22. New Aspects of the Coupling Between Thermosphere and Ionosphere, with Special regards to CHAMP Mission Results              

23. Equatorial Ionization Anomaly: The Role of Thermospheric Winds and the Effects of the Geomagnetic Field Secular Variation

24. Characteristics of Temperature and Density Structures in the Equatorial Thermosphere Simulated by a Whole Atmosphere GCM               

25. Longitudinal Variations of the Thermospheric Zonal Wind Induced by Nonmigrating Tides as Observed by CHAMP    

26. Causal Link of Longitudinal Plasma Density Structure to Vertical Plasma Drift and Atmospheric Tides – A Review

27. Longitudinal Structure of the Mid- and Low-Latitude Ionosphere Observed by Space-borne GPS Receivers

28. Ionosphere–Thermosphere Coupling in the Low-Latitude Region                 

29. A Tutorial Review on Sporadic E Layers         

30. Long-Term Trends in the Upper Atmosphere – Recent Progress   

31. Parameters of the Ionospheric F2 Layer as a Source of Information on Trends in Thermospheric Dynamics     

Part V  Ionosphere–Thermosphere Disturbances and Modelling

32. Storm-Time Response of the Thermosphere–Ionosphere System

33. Ionosphere Data Assimilation: Problems Associated with Missing Physics

34. Penetration of Magnetospheric Electric Fields to the Low Latitude Ionosphere During Storm/Substorms

35. Modeling the Storm Time Electrodynamics        

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