SA016:
Dynamics and Coupling Processes of the Ionosphere and Thermosphere at Middle and Low Latitudes





Session ID#: 22386

Session Description:
The ionosphere and thermosphere are very dynamic and strongly coupled over various spatial and time scales during both quiet times and geomagnetic storms. This session will address the recent progress, current understanding, and future challenges of thermospheric and ionospheric research at middle and low latitudes, and will focus on two areas. One area is equatorial ionospheric electrodynamics and disturbances, including plasma drift, equatorial spread F, plasma bubbles, and resultant scintillation. Another area is the response of the ionospheric-thermospheric system to geomagnetic storms, including penetration and dynamo electric fields, the variations of neutral and ion compositions on the bottomside and topside, atmospheric gravity waves and TIDs, and different drivers to the generation of storm-time disturbances. We welcome observational, theoretical, and modeling studies that improve our understanding and enable a better forecasting capability of thermospheric and ionospheric dynamics and coupling processes. Presentations on new instrument and observational methods are also encouraged.

Primary Convener:  Chaosong Huang, Air Force Research Laboratory Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Conveners:  Yongliang Zhang, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, Wenbin Wang, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States and Shunrong Zhang, MIT Haystack Observatory, Westford, MA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Joseph Huba, US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States
Kazuo Shiokawa1, Yuichi Otsuka2, Satoshi Tsuchiya2, Ayşegül Ceren Moral3 and Daniel Okoh4, (1)Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, (2)Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, (3)Nagoya University, Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya, Japan, (4)Center for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research & Development Agency, Kogi State University Campus, Anyigba 270109, Nigeria., Anyigba, Nigeria
Chaosong Huang, Air Force Research Laboratory Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Wenbin Wang1, Alan Geoffrey Burns1, Yongliang Zhang2 and Jing Liu3, (1)High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (3)National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States
Chih-Te Hsu, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States and Roderick A Heelis, Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States
Cesar Enrique Valladares, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States, Pierdavide Coisson, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France, Stephan C Buchert, IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, Chaosong Huang, Air Force Research Laboratory Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Robert Sheehan, Boston College, Institute for Scientific Research, Newton, MA, United States
Siti Bahari, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia, Mardina Abdullah, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Space Science Center, Bangi, Malaysia, Zahra Bouya, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Space Weather Services, Sydney, Australia and Tajul Ariffin Musa, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Tatsuhiro Yokoyama1, Tulasi Ram S.2, K K Ajith2, Mamoru Yamamoto3 and Kandula Niranjan4, (1)National Institute of Information and Communications Technolog, Koganei, Japan, (2)Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Navi Mumbai, India, (3)Kyoto Univ, Uji Kyoto, Japan, (4)Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
Ayşegül Ceren Moral, Nagoya University, Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya, Japan, Kazuo Shiokawa, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, Yuichi Otsuka, Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, Huixin Liu, Michi Nishioka, NICT National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Tokyo, Japan and Takuya Tsugawa, NICT, Koganei, Japan
Ehab Hassan, Ain Shams Universit, Cairo, Egypt, D.R. Hatch, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Fusion Studies, Austin, TX, United States and Wendell Horton Jr, University of Texas at Austin, IFS and Applied Research Laboratory, Austin, TX, United States
Jing Liu and Donghe Zhang, Peking University, Beijing, China
Elvira Astafyeva1, Irina Zakharenkova1, Marc R Hairston2, Joseph Huba3 and William Robin Coley4, (1)Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France, (2)Univ of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States, (3)US Naval Research Laboratory, Plasma Physics Division, Washington, DC, United States, (4)Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States
Isabel Fernandez-Gomez, German Aerospace Center, Neustrelitz, Germany, Mariangel Fedrizzi, CIRES, CU Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Mihail Codrescu, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center, Boulder, CO, United States and Claudia Borries, German Aerospace Center Neustrelitz, Neustrelitz, Germany
Han Jin and Gang Chen, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Prayitno Abadi1, Yuichi Otsuka1, Kazuo Shiokawa2, Mamoru Yamamoto3, Suhaila M Buhari4 and Mardina Abdullah5, (1)Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, (2)Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, (3)Kyoto Univ, Uji Kyoto, Japan, (4)Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Physics Department, Skudai, Malaysia, (5)Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Space Science Center, Bangi, Malaysia
Paulo Roberto Fagundes1, Flávio Roony Evangelista Barbosa Sr.2, Venkatesh Kavutarapu3, Bela G Fejer4, Valdir Gil Pillat3, Clezio Marcos De Nardin5 and Marcio Muella3, (1)University of Vale do Paraíba, Fisica & Astronomia, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, (2)Instituto Federal de Tocantins - IFTO, Fisica, Araguatins, Brazil, (3)UNIVAP University of Vale do Paraíba, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, (4)Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States, (5)INPE National Institute for Space Research, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
K K Ajith, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Navi Mumbai, India, Tulasi Ram S., Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Upper Atmospheric Studies, Mumbai, India, Mamoru Yamamoto, Kyoto Univ, Uji Kyoto, Japan and Tatsuhiro Yokoyama, National Institute of Information and Communications Technolog, Koganei, Japan
Andrew C Nicholas1, Federico A Herrero2, Kate Zawdie1, Kenneth Dymond3, Andrew W Stephan4 and Theodore T Finne1, (1)Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Space Systems Research Corporation, Alexandria, VA, United States, (3)Naval Reseach Lab, Washington, DC, United States, (4)Naval Research Lab DC, Space Science Division, Washington, DC, United States
Tarique Adnan Siddiqui, Yosuke Yamazaki, Claudia Stolle, Hermann Lühr and Jürgen Matzka, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
Hisao Takahashi1, Cristiano M. Wrasse1, Cosme Alexandre Figueiredo1, Diego Barros1, Mangalathayil Ali Abdu1, Yuichi Otsuka2 and Shiokawa Kazuo3, (1)INPE National Institute for Space Research, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, (2)Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, (3)Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Matthew Proctor, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States, Chaosong Huang, Air Force Research Laboratory Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Tatsuhiro Yokoyama, National Institute of Information and Communications Technolog, Koganei, Japan
Maimaitirebike Maimaiti1, J. Michael Ruohoniemi1, Joseph BH Baker1 and A.J. Ribeiro2, (1)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States, (2)Uber Technologies Inc., San Francisco, CA, United States
Jing Liu1, Wenbin Wang2, Binzheng Zhang2 and Chaosong Huang3, (1)High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Air Force Research Laboratory Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Lekso Toriashvili, Goderdzi G Didebulidze and Maya Todua, Ilia State University, Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Tbilisi, Georgia
Chen Wu, Wuhan University, Wuhan City, China and Aaron J Ridley, Univ Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Chao Xiong, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, Claudia Stolle, University Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany; GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany and Jaeheung Park, KASI, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South)
Julie Louise Currie, University of Newcastle, Physics, Callaghan, Australia; RMIT University, SPACE research Centre, Melbourne, Australia, Brett A Carter, Boston College/Inst Sci Res, Chestnut Hill, MA, United States, Rezy Pradipta, Boston College, Institute for Scientific Research, Newton, MA, United States, Keith M Groves, Boston College, Institute for Scientific Research, Chesnut Hill, MA, United States, Ronald G Caton, Air Force Research Lab, Space Sensors Directorate, Kirtland Afb, NM, United States, Tatsuhiro Yokoyama, National Institute of Information and Communications Technolog, Koganei, Japan and Tulasi Ram S., Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Upper Atmospheric Studies, Mumbai, India
Ethan S Miller1, Abagayle J Hilton1,2 and Alex Chartier3, (1)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (2)University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States, (3)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States
Hyeyeon Chang, KAIST Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South) and Jiyun Lee, KAIST, Deajeon, Korea, Republic of (South)

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