Gravity Waves in Ionospheric and Thermospheric Weather

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Meteorology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 256

Special Issue Editors

Department of Space Physics, School of Electronic Information, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Interests: ionospheric irregularities; traveling ionospheric disturbances; ionosonde; ionograms autoscaling; radio wave propagation; simulation of plasma irregularities; planetary ionospheric irregularities
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MIT Haystack Observatory, Westford, MA 01886, USA
Interests: ionospheric irregularities; ionospheric data assimilation; GNSS and radio occultation; subauroral electrodynamics; ionosphere—thermosphere coupling; geospace storm effects
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Institute of Space Weather, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, NO. 219, Ningliu Road, Nanjing 210044, China
Interests: nitric oxide cooling in lower thermosphere; ionosphere and middle atmosphere coupling; thermospheric and ionospheric storms
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Gravity waves are associated with the lower atmosphere including the topography; volcanic eruptions, typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, etc.; storm-time Joule heating; and sunset terminator.  Gravity waves originated from the lower atmosphere can propagate from the lower atmosphere to the thermosphere and ionosphere. It has a significant effect on the diurnal and seasonal variations of the thermosphere and ionosphere. Moreover, the seeding of ionospheric instability might be also related to gravity waves. There are still many open questions on the role of gravity waves in the variations of the thermosphere and ionosphere. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide recent advances in the field of gravity waves in thermospheric and ionospheric weather. It could help us to further understand how gravity waves behave in the stable and instable variations of the upper atmosphere (thermosphere and ionosphere).

We invite you to submit your research for publication in this Special Issue, which aims to improve the understanding of atmospheric gravity waves in the variations of the thermosphere and ionosphere.

Dr. Chunhua Jiang
Dr. Ercha Aa
Dr. Zheng Li
Guest Editors

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  • gravity waves
  • ionosphere
  • thermosphere
  • geomagnetic storm
  • ionospheric irregularities
  • nitric oxide cooling
  • subauroral electrodynamics
  • ionospheric data assimilation
  • remote sensing
  • GNSS and radio occultation
  • modeling

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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