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Upper Atmosphere Models and Research

ProceedingsOut of Print

Series: Advances in Space Research

Edited By: MJ Rycroft, GM Keating and D Rees

Pergamon Press

Paperback | Dec 1989 | #85310 | ISBN: 0080401678
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The 33 papers published were selected from those given at the above Proceedings, and are divided into three chapters. Chapter 1 provides four papers under the heading Up-dating of CIRA 1986. In Chapter 2, entitled Trace Constituents of the Middle and Upper Atmosphere, the papers published go some way toward providing a set of preliminary reference atmospheres of significant trace species of the middle atmosphere and lower thermosphere. These trace species play important roles in controlling the chemistry, radiation balance and circulation patterns of the Earth's stratosphere, mesosphere and thermosphere. The third chapter, The Localized Response of the Lower Thermosphere and Ionosphere at High Latitudes, describes the broad range of recent advances made by theoretical and modelling activities and also reports on experimental investigations using a wide range of methods, ground-based radar, ground-based optical, space-borne in situ and remote sensing. Several papers concentrate on experimental and theoretical studies of the strong interactions between the ionosphere and thermosphere which occur in the auroral oval and polar cap.


Section headings and selected papers: Up-dating of CIRA 1986. Monthly mean global climatology of temperature, wind, geopotential height and pressure for 0-120km, S Chandra et al . Mean temperature fields in the lower thermosphere, Yu P Koshelkov. Middle atmosphere density data and comparison with models, K S W Champion. Comparison of the thermosphere total density model TD 88 with CIRA 86, L Sehnal. Trace Constituents of the Middle and Upper Atmosphere. Preface. Improved reference models for middle atmosphere ozone, G M Keating et al . An interim reference model for the variability of the middle atmosphere water vapor distribution, E E Remsberg et al . A search for trends in measurements of stratospheric nitric acid, hydrochloric acid and methane, H Fast & W F J Eva;s. Reference models for thermospheric NO, C A Barth. Simulation of odd nitrogen distribution in the thermosphere, M Ya Marov & Yu B Pavl;ukov. Localized Response of the Lower Thermosphere and Ionosphere at High Latitude. Preface. Response of the ionosphere-thermosphere system to magnetospheric forcing, R W Schunk. The UV auroral distribution: its impulsive nature, L L Cogger & J S Murph;ee. Characteristics of the high-latitude trough, G O L Jones et al . Modelling of E-region auroral winds, D Rees & T J Fulle;-Rowell. Electron heating by plasma waves in the high latitude E-region and related effects: theory, J-P St Maurice. The lower thermospheric coupling study of the CEDAR and WITS programs, J M Forbes. Numerical simulations of the seasonal response of the thermosphere to propagating tides, H Parish et al . Author Index.

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