Multi-Instrument Observations and Validation of Laic

Tuesday, 16 December 2014: 8:30 AM
Sergey A Pulinets, Space Research Institute, Moscow, Russia and Dimitar Ouzounov, Chapman University, CEESMO, Potomac Falls, VA, United States
Using the support of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern we initiated the international project to study the complex chain of interactions of different layers of atmosphere and near-Earth space plasma in presence of ionization sources and atmosphere loading by aerosol and dust. The Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere Coupling (LAIC) model created to explain the pre-earthquake phenomena in atmosphere and ionosphere demonstrated its universality and ability to explain other natural phenomena involving atmosphere-ionosphere coupling such as tropical cyclones, thunderstorm activity, dust storms, volcano eruptions etc. The model was based on experimental data and within the frame of the ISSI project “Multi-instrument space-borne observations and validation of the physical model of the Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Coupling” is validated using the multi-instrument ground and space-born observations collected all over the world for the variety of natural phenomena. The first results of the project demonstrate that our planet environment could be regarded as an open complex system where interactions between different layers of atmosphere play important role in its thermodynamics and electrodynamics.