SA31A:
Composition and Temperature of the Thermosphere I Posters


Session ID#: 8415

Session Description:
A number of current and future space missions involve studying neutral composition and temperature in the upper atmosphere. In parallel with this experimental work, new theoretical studies are making considerable progress in determining how and why the composition and temperature of the thermosphere changes. It is therefore timely to have an AGU session that covers various aspects of thermospheric composition and temperature and brings together diverse studies of these subjects. Topics include, but are not limited to: observations and modeling of O and N2 and their relationship to the ionosphere; total neutral density; minor species in the thermosphere; the role of minor species in cooling the thermosphere; the transition from a mixed to a heterogeneous atmosphere; composition change during geomagnetic storms; temperature changes in the upper atmosphere; and the influence of composition changes on the ionospheric F2 peak and the topside ionosphere.
Primary Convener:  Alan Geoffrey Burns, National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Jeffrey P Thayer, University of Colorado, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, United States, Martin G Mlynczak, NASA Langley Research Ctr, Hampton, VA, United States and Wenbin Wang, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, United States
Chairs:  Alan Geoffrey Burns, National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States, Jeffrey P Thayer, University of Colorado at Boulder, Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, United States, Martin G Mlynczak, NASA Langley Research Ctr, Hampton, VA, United States and Wenbin Wang, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Alan Geoffrey Burns, National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States
Index Terms:

0355 Thermosphere: composition and chemistry [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0358 Thermosphere: energy deposition [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
3369 Thermospheric dynamics [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Tom G Slanger and Daniel Matsiev, SRI International Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Xuguang Cai1, Tao Yuan2 and Vince Eccles1, (1)Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States, (2)Utah State University, Physics, Logan, UT, United States
Jonas Hedin, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Leda Sox1,2, Vincent B Wickwar1, Tao Yuan1 and Neal Criddle1, (1)Utah State University, Physics, Logan, UT, United States, (2)Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences, Logan, UT, United States
Ren Tingling, NSSC National Space Science Center, CAS, Beijing, China
Nirmal Nischal1, Jens Oberheide1, Martin G Mlynczak2, Linda A Hunt3 and Astrid I Maute4, (1)Clemson University, Clemson, SC, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Ctr, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)SSAI, Hampton, VA, United States, (4)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States

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