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Southern Hemisphere Upper Atmosphere and Ionosphere


Series: Advances in Space Research

Edited By: G Hernandez and RW Smith

Pergamon Press

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #84657 | ISBN: 0080426255
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The papers presented here confirm previous evidence that the Southern Hemisphere is not a mirror image of the Northern Hemisphere and illustrate the new directions of research being pursued. The research in this volume encompasses studies from the equatorial regions to the very high-latitudes of Antarctica of both the neutral and ionized upper atmosphere using both space-borne and ground-based observational platforms. The complementary nature of the global coverage of space-borne measurement and long-term fixed location ground-based measurements is clearly demonstrated.


Thermospheric dynamics in the southern polar region, D. Rees et al; optical interferometric observations of 630-nm intensities, thermospheric winds and temperatures near the geomagnetic equator, J.W. Meriwether and M.A. Biondi; observations of thermospheric neutral winds and temperatures at Cachoeira Paulista (23 S, 45 W) during a geomagnetic storm, P.R. Fagundes et al; upper thermospheric temperatures at south pole, R.W. Smith and G. Hernandez; thermospheric horizontal winds above Mawson, Antarctica, M. Conde and P.L. Dyson; southern hemisphere dynamics observed by WINDII - the wind imaging interferometer on the UARS mission, G.G. Shepherd and C. McLandress; what can be learned from rotational temperatures derived from ground-based airglow observations about the aeronomy of the southern hemisphere, J. Scheer; Antarctic high-latitude mesospheric dynamics, G. Hernandez et al; gravity wave activity in the stratosphere and mesosphere at the south pole, R.L. Collins and C.S. Gardner; ground based radar investigation of the antarctic mesosphere, H.A. von Biel; modelling studies of north-south differences in the ionosphere at mid latitudes, N. Balan et al; radio studies of the southern hemisphere high-latitude ionosphere, P.L. Dyson et al; observations of gravity waves associated with mid-latitude spread-F, P.L. Dyson et al; relationship between generation of equatorial F-region plasma bubbles and thermospheric dynamics, P.R. Fagundes et al; geomagnetic pulsations in the ionosphere, F.W. Menk et al; global electrodynamics from superpressure balloons, R.H. Holzworth and H. Hu; upper atmosphere research at INPE, B.R. Clemesha and H. Takahashi; Australian Antarctic middle and upper atmospheric physics - a new direction, R.J. Morris et al. (Part Contents).

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