SA41B:
Vertical Coupling of the Lower Atmosphere to the Thermosphere-Ionosphere System II Posters


Session ID#: 9149

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:  Astrid I Maute, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Ruth Segal Lieberman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and John Patrick McCormack, Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC, United States
OSPA Liaison:  John Patrick McCormack, Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Erich Becker, Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Kühlungsborn, Germany
Hanli Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
John Patrick McCormack1, Fabrizio Sassi1, Karl Hoppel2, Jun Ma3 and Stephen D Eckermann4, (1)Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC, United States, (2)U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Remote Sensing Division, Washington, DC, United States, (3)Computational Physics Inc. Springfield, Springfield, VA, United States, (4)Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States
Jens Oberheide, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, United States, Nicholas M Pedatella, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, COSMIC Program Office, Boulder, CO, United States, Jian Du, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, United States, Ruth Segal Lieberman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and David E Siskind, Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC, United States
Federico Gasperini, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Jeffrey M M Forbes, University of Colorado at Boulder, Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Eelco Doornbos, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, Aerospace Engineering, De Bilt, Netherlands and Sean Bruinsma, CNES French National Center for Space Studies, Toulouse Cedex 09, France
Jessica Hawkins, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States and Phillip Charles Anderson, University of Texas at Dallas, W. B. Hanson Center for Space Science, Richardson, TX, United States
Fazlul I Laskar1, Gunter Stober1 and Jorge Luis Chau2, (1)Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Kühlungsborn, Germany, (2)Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Radar Remote Sensing, Kühlungsborn, Germany
Guiping Liu, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 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, University of Colorado at Boulder, Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Anthony J Mannucci, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, Martin G Mlynczak, NASA Langley Research Ctr, Hampton, VA, United States and James M Russell III, Hampton University, Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Hampton, VA, United States
Huixin Liu, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Kishore Kumar Grandhi1, Kishore K Kumar2, Werner Singer3, Christoph Zuelicke3, Hilde Nesse Tyssøy1, Markus Rapp4, Wayne K Hocking5 and Hauke Schmidt6, (1)University of Bergen, Birkeland Centre for Space Science (BCSS), Department of Physics and Technology, Bergen, Norway, (2)Scientist, Space Physics Laboratory, Trivandrum, India, (3)Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Kühlungsborn, Germany, (4)German Aerospace Center DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, (5)University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, (6)Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
Garima Malhotra1, J. Michael Ruohoniemi1, Joseph BH Baker2 and Robert E Hibbins3, (1)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, United States, (2)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States, (3)Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Bergen, Norway
Vu Nguyen, Spire Global, Inc., Boulder, CO, United States, Ruth Segal Lieberman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Jeffrey M M Forbes, University of Colorado at Boulder, Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States and Scott E Palo, University of Colorado at Boulder, Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
David A Ortland, NorthWest Research Associates Redmond, Redmond, WA, United States
Ruth Segal Lieberman1, Dennis M Riggin2, David E Siskind3, Vu Nguyen4, Scott E Palo5, Nicholas J Mitchell6, Nathaniel J Livesey7, Gunter Stober8, Sven Wilhelm8 and Christoph Jacobi9, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)GATS-Inc., Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC, United States, (4)Spire Global, Inc., Boulder, CO, United States, (5)University of Colorado at Boulder, Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom, (7)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, United States, (8)Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Kühlungsborn, Germany, (9)University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Sheng-Yang Gu, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Astrid I Maute, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Jeffrey M M Forbes, University of Colorado at Boulder, Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Xiaoli Zhang, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Bela G Fejer, Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States, Valery A Yudin, NCAR/NESL, Boulder, CO, United States and Nicholas M Pedatella, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, COSMIC Program Office, Boulder, CO, United States
Larisa P Goncharenko, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States
Irfan Azeem, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Silver Spring, United States
Nicholas M Pedatella, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, COSMIC Program Office, Boulder, CO, United States, Astrid I Maute, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Naomi Maruyama, University of Colorado at Boulder, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, United States
Kishore Pangaluru, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, Isabella Velicogna, University of California Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, United States; Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Tyler C Sutterley, University of California Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States
Chihoko Y Cullens, Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, Scott England, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Blacksburg, VA, United States and Thomas J Immel, University of California Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Rosmarie de Wit1, Robert E Hibbins2, Patrick J Espy2,3, Diego Janches1 and David C Fritts4, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Bergen, Norway, (3)Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, (4)GATS, Inc., Newport News, VA, United States
Cissi Ying-tsen Lin1, Yue Deng1, Cheng Sheng2 and Douglas Patrick Drob3, (1)University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States, (2)University of Texas at Arlington, Physics, Arlington, TX, United States, (3)Naval Research Lab, Space Science Division, Washington, United States
Gary R Swenson1, Fabio Vargas1 and Alan Z Liu2, (1)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (2)Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Bhagavathiammal G J, Anna University, Department of Medical Physics, Chennai, India and Manohar Lal, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Department of Science & Technology, Allahabad, India
Richard L Collins, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Colin Charles Triplett, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, United States, Aroh Barjatya, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Physics and Astronomy, Daytona Beach, United States, Gerald A Lehmacher, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, United States, David C Fritts, GATS, Inc., Newport News, VA, United States, Franz-Josef Luebken, University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Kühlungsborn, United States, Boris Strelnikov, Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Kühlungsborn, Germany and Michael J Nicolls, SRI International Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Jorg Gumbel and Bodil Karlsson, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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