The Missing Link Between Earth's Magnetic Field and Climate offers a new framework of understanding and interpretation for both well-known and less known relations between different geophysical and meteorological variables which can improve the quality of climate modeling. The book reviews the most current research on both current and paleo data to introduce a causal chain of interactions between the geomagnetic field, energetic particles which bombard the Earth's atmosphere, ozone and humidity near the tropopause, and surface temperature.
The impacts of these complicated interactions is not uniformly distributed over the globe, thus contributing to our understanding of regional differences in climatic changes and the asymmetrical ozone distribution over the globe.
- Covers the newly discovered autocatalytic cycle for ozone production in the lower stratosphere, providing a better understanding of the heterogeneous distribution of ozone globally
- Outlines a mechanism for the lower stratospheric ozone influence on the temperature and humidity of the upper troposphere
- Provides a single resource on research in energetic particles' modulation by heterogeneous geomagnetic fields, mechanisms of the influence of particles on the atmospheric ozone, and the influence of ozone on climate
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1. Geomagnetic field
origin, spatial-temporal structure and variability 2. Variations and co-variation in paleoclimate and paleomagnetic field 3. Current understanding about the factors driving Clime variability 4. Contemporary evidence for an existing relation between geomagnetic and climatic parameters 5. Galactic cosmic rays and solar particles in the Earth's atmosphere 6. Energetic particles' impact on the near tropopause ozone and water vapour 7. Mechanisms for the geomagnetic influence on climate 8. Concluding remarks
Prof Natalya Andreeva Kilifarska, has a PhD in Terrestrial Magnetism with a concentration on the Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere. Her areas of interest are Climate variability, including: (i) detection and attribution at different time scales; (ii) modelling; (iii) climate feedback processes; Vertical coupling of atmospheric layers and mechanisms for energy and momentum transfer from the Sun to the Earth surface; Energetic particles influence on the chemistry and dynamics of the Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere; Stratospheric Warmings - driving mechanisms; possibility for prediction; Geomagnetic filed influence on climate; Geomagnetic field fluctuations in periods of earthquakes' preparation and its effect on some atmospheric parameters and Ionospheric variability: (i) response to magnetospheric/geomagnetic disturbances; (ii) modelling; (iii) ionosphere-thermosphere coupling. With over 30 years of experience both in applied meteorology and research, she has over 70 publications.
Dr Bakhmutov is currently the head of the Geological and Geophysical department of National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine. In his over 30 years of experience, he has worked both as an engineer and as a geophysical researcher for the Institute of Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine. His areas of interest are: geophysics, geomagnetic field, palaeomagnetism, geodynamics, palaeosecular variations, rock magnetism, magneto-stratigraphy, Quaternary geology, geomagnetic observatory Survey, geomagnetic field and climate changes, Solar - Earth relationship and electromagnetic precursors of earthquakes. He has published over 40 publications in international journals.
Dr Melnyk has worked across the geosciences, from Ecology to Geophysics, in her 20-year career, and is currently a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Geophysics in the Ukraine. Her areas of focus include Solar - Earth relationships, geomagnetic field and climate changes, long and short term geomagnetic variations, relationship between geomagnetic field variation and atmospheric parameters; geomagnetic field secular variations; geomagnetic monitoring and geomagnetic observatory data processing. Her current research activities focus on the relationship between geomagnetic field and climate changes, mechanism of this relationships. She over 25 publications in refereed journals.