Thermospheric neutral response to geomagnetic activity: an overview of the results obtained by the WINDII experiment onboard UARS
Increased high latitude convection electric fields and particle precipitation during magnetically active conditions result in global disturbances of the thermosphere and ionosphere. Thermospheric winds and temperatures can be strongly affected down to low latitude. Since the end of 1991, the Earth's upper atmosphere winds and temperatures are observed by the Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) onboard the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS). This paper reviews the results obtained on thermospheric winds and temperatures.
Solspa 2001, Proceedings of the Second Solar Cycle and Space Weather Euroconference
- Pub Date:
- March 2002
- Earth Thermosphere;
- Geomagnetic Activity