SA017:
Physical processes underlying electron density irregularities in the middle latitude F region





Session ID#: 25381

Session Description:
The creation of electron density irregularities in the middle latitude F region is explained in terms of complex physical processes including the E and F region coupling; dynamical and electrodynamical coupling of the ionosphere and thermosphere; gravity waves induced by the forcing from lower atmosphere and high latitudes; and plasma instabilities. This session aims at providing a comprehensive understanding on the characteristics, distribution, and source of the electron density irregularities in the middle latitude F region by synthesizing various ground-based and satellite-borne observations and assessing how well those observation results can be explained by currently known theories and models. The session welcomes the presentation of the review of observational results and underlying physical processes, numerical modeling results, and observations of sporadic E, medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances, atmospheric gravity waves, and field-aligned irregularities.
Primary Convener:  Hyosub Kil, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States
Conveners:  Young-Sil Kwak, KASI Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South), Vladimir I Sotnikov, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, United States and Tony C Kim, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Wright-Patterson, OH, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jin Wang and Gang Chen, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Evgeny V Mishin, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Babatunde Adebesin, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Nigeria, Babatunde Rabiu, Centre for Atmospheric Research CAR, National Space Research & Development Agency NASRDA.., Anyigba, Nigeria and Oliver K Obrou, Laboratoire de Physique de l'Atmosphère Université FHB Cocody 22 BP 582 Abidjan 22, Abidjan, Côte D'ivoire
Vladimir I Sotnikov1, Tony C Kim1, Evgeny V Mishin2, Hyosub Kil3, Young-Sil Kwak4 and Ioana Paraschiv5, (1)Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, United States, (2)Air Force Research Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (3)Johns Hopkins Univ, Laurel, MD, United States, (4)KASI, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South), (5)Voss Scientific Inc., Albuquerque, NM, United States
Christopher Watson, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, COSMIC Program Office, Boulder, CO, United States and Nicholas M Pedatella, National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States
Hyosub Kil, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States and Larry J Paxton, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States
Erin H Lay1, Peter A Parker1, Max E. Light1, Charles Salvatore Carrano2, Shantanab Debchoudhury3 and Robert A Haaser1, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Boston College, Institute for Scientific Research, Chestnut Hill, MA, United States, (3)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Young-Sil Kwak, KASI Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South), Hyosub Kil, Johns Hopkins Univ, Laurel, MD, United States, Tae-Yong Yang, Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon, South Korea, Jaeheung Park, KASI, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South) and Jong-Min Choi, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South)
Mingyuan Li1, Tao Yu2, Xia Chunliang1, Xiaomin Zuo3 and Zhizhao Liu4, (1)China University of Geosciences Wuhan, Wuhan, China, (2)China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Wuhan, China, (3)China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China, (4)The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
J. Michael Ruohoniemi1, Joseph BH Baker1, Maimaitirebike Maimaiti1, Kjellmar Oksavik1,2, Philip John Erickson3, Wayne Scales1 and Ahmed Eltrass4, (1)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States, (2)University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, (3)MIT Haystack Observatory, Westford, MA, United States, (4)Alexandria University, Electrical Engineering, Alexandria, Egypt
Kenneth Dymond, US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States
P. K. Rajesh1, Charles C. H. Lin1, Tiger J.Y Liu2, Alfred Bing-Chih Chen3, Rue-Ron Hsu3, C. H. Chen1 and J. D. Huba4, (1)Department of Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, (2)NCU National Central University of Taiwan, Jhongli, Taiwan, (3)NCKU National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, (4)US Naval Research Laboratory, Plasma Physics Division, Monterey, CA, United States
Seung Jun Oh1, Hyosub Kil2, Young-Sil Kwak3 and Yang Tae-yong3, (1)Space Environment Laboratory, Gang-Nam Gu, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)Johns Hopkins Univ, Laurel, MD, United States, (3)KASI, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South)
Carlos R. Martinis, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
Iurii Cherniak, UCAR, COSMIC Project Office, Boulder, CO, United States, Irina Zakharenkova, IZMIRAN RAS, West Department, Kaliningrad, Russia and Sergey V Sokolovskiy, UCAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Woo Kyoung Lee, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of (South) and Hyosub Kil, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States

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