SA34A:
Vertical Coupling of the Lower Atmosphere to the Thermosphere-Ionosphere System I


Session ID#: 11158

Session Description:
The coupling between the lower atmosphere (0-90 km altitude) and the thermosphere-ionosphere (TI) system is complex, dynamic, and not well understood. During the last extreme solar minimum, the effects of strong, persistent meteorological disturbances were measured in the ionosphere, and possible coupling mechanisms were identified. These mechanisms include changes in the dynamics of the background neutral atmosphere, modification of tides, and subsequent variations in electric field. This session solicits contributions from theoretical, modeling, and observational perspectives that address the following key unresolved questions regarding vertical coupling:

(1) What are the effects of lower atmospheric forcing on the TI system in the low and mid-latitude regions?

(2) What are the possible vertical coupling mechanisms in the low and mid-latitude region?

(3) How can we characterize the variability in the middle atmosphere and TI under various geospace conditions and possible connections using both modeling and observational methods?

Primary Convener:  Larisa P Goncharenko, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States
Conveners:  Astrid I Maute, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, John Patrick McCormack, Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC, United States and Ruth Segal Lieberman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Chairs:  Larisa P Goncharenko, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States, Astrid I Maute, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, John Patrick McCormack, Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC, United States and Ruth Segal Lieberman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
OSPA Liaison:  John Patrick McCormack, Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Yosuke Yamazaki, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, Michael J Kosch, South African National Space Agency, Hermanus, South Africa; University of Lancaster, Physics, Lancaster, United Kingdom and John T Emmert, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Space Science Division, Washington, DC, United States
Jorge Luis Chau1, Peter Hoffmann1, Nicholas M Pedatella2, Diego Janches3, Damian J Murphy4 and Gunter Stober1, (1)Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Kühlungsborn, Germany, (2)University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, COSMIC Program Office, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston, TAS, Australia
Valery A Yudin1, Rashid A Akmaev2, Larisa P Goncharenko3, Timothy J Fuller-Rowell4, Tomoko Matsuo5, David A Ortland6, Astrid I Maute7, Stanley C Solomon8, Anne K Smith7, Hanli Liu7 and Qian Wu9, (1)Univ of Colorado/CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States, (4)University of Colorado at Boulder, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, United States, (6)NorthWest Research Associates Redmond, Redmond, WA, United States, (7)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (8)NCAR, HAO, Boulder, CO, United States, (9)National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, United States
Thomas J Immel, University of California Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, Scott England, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Blacksburg, VA, United States, Jeffrey M M Forbes, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Boulder, United States, Vu Nguyen, Spire Global, Inc., Boulder, CO, United States, Ruth Segal Lieberman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Astrid I Maute, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Katelynn Greer, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, United States
Jian Du, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, United States
Reham Elhawary and Jeffrey M M Forbes, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
David C Fritts, GATS, Inc., Boulder, CO, United States and The DEEPWAVE Research Team

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