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Space Physics and Aeronomy, Ionosphere Dynamics and Applications. Volume 3. Geophysical Monograph Series

  • ID: 5186086
  • Book
  • May 2021
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

A comprehensive review of global ionospheric research from the polar caps to equatorial regions

It's more than a century since scientists first identified the ionosphere, the layer of the Earth's upper atmosphere that is ionized by solar and cosmic radiation. Our understanding of this dynamic part of the near-Earth space environment has greatly advanced in recent years thanks to new observational technologies, improved numerical models, and powerful computing capabilities.

Ionosphere Dynamics and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of historic developments, recent advances, and future directions in ionospheric research.

Volume highlights include:

  • Behavior of the ionosphere in different regions from the poles to the equator
  • Distinct characteristics of the high-, mid-, and low-latitude ionosphere
  • Observational results from ground- and space-based instruments
  • Ionospheric impacts on radio signals and satellite operations
  • How earthquakes and tsunamis on Earth cause disturbances in the ionosphere

The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Its publications disseminate scientific knowledge and provide resources for researchers, students, and professionals.

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List of Contributors

Preface

Part I: The Polar Cap and Auroral Ionosphere

1. Magnetospheric energy input to the high-latitude ionosphere
Cheryl Huang

2. High-latitude ionospheric convection
Steve Milan

3. Multi-scale dynamics in the high-latitude ionosphere
Yukitoshi Nishimura

4. Recent advances in polar cap density structure research
Shasha Zou

5. Polar cap O+ ion outflow and its impact on magnetospheric dynamics
Binzhen Zhang

Part II: The Subauroral and Mid-Latitude Ionosphere

6. Ionospheric storm enhanced density plumes
John Foster

7. Ion outflow and lobe density: Interhemispheric asymmetries
Stein Haaland

8. Meso- and small-scale structure of subauroral geospace
Evgeny Mishin

Part III: The Low-Latitude Ionosphere

9. Equatorial ionospheric electrodynamics
Bela Fejer

10. Theory and Modeling of Equatorial Spread F
Joe Huba

11. Observations of Equatorial Spread F: A Working Hypothesis
Roland Tsunoda

12. The Equatorial Electrojet
Hermann Luehr

13. Equatorial ionization anomaly variations during geomagnetic storms
Xiaoli Luan

Part IV: Global Ionospheric Processes

14. Penetration of the magnetospheric electric fields to the low latitude ionosphere
Takashi Kikuchi

15. Ionosphere and thermosphere coupling at mid- and subauroral latitudes
Shunrong Zhang

16. Sudden stratospheric warming impacts on the ionosphere-thermosphere system - A review of recent progress
Larisa Goncharenko

17. Ionospheric Dynamics and Its Strong Longitudinal Dependences
Endawoke Yizengaw

18. Medium-Scale Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances
Yuichi Otsuka

Part V: Ionospheric Impacts on Applications

19. Ionospheric Effects on HF Radio Wave Propagation
Manuel Cervera

20. Ionospheric Scintillation Effects on Satellite Navigation
Seebany Datta-Barua

21. Ionospheric Disturbances Related to Earthquakes
Kosuke Heki

22. Atmospheric and ionospheric disturbances caused by tsunamis
Michael Hickey

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Chaosong Huang
Gang Lu
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