Modeling the Ionosphere-Thermosphere System

Modeling the Ionosphere-Thermosphere System

Editor(s): Joseph Huba, Robert Schunk, George Khazanov

Published Online: 14 MAR 2014

Print ISBN: 9780875904917

Online ISBN: 9781118704417

DOI: 10.1002/9781118704417

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 201.

Modeling the Ionosphere-Thermosphere System brings together for the first time a detailed description of the physics of the IT system in conjunction with numerical techniques to solve the complex system of equations that describe the system, as well as issues of current interest. Volume highlights include discussions of:

  • Physics of the ionosphere and thermosphere IT system, and the numerical methods to solve the basic equations of the IT system
  • The physics and numerical methods to determine the global electrodynamics of the IT system
  • The response of the IT system to forcings from below (i.e., the lower atmosphere) and from above (i.e., the magnetosphere)
  • The physics and numerical methods to model ionospheric irregularities
  • Data assimilation techniques, comparison of model results to data, climate variability studies, and applications to space weather

Providing a clear description of the physics of this system in several tutorial-like articles, Modeling the Ionosphere-Thermosphere System is of value to the upper atmosphere science community in general. Chapters describing details of the numerical methods used to solve the equations that describe the IT system make the volume useful to both active researchers in the field and students.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 7

      The NCAR TIE-GCM (pages 73–83)

      Liying Qian, Alan G. Burns, Barbara A. Emery, Benjamin Foster, Gang Lu, Astrid Maute, Arthur D. Richmond, Raymond G. Roble, Stanley C. Solomon and Wenbin Wang

    3. Chapter 10

      Air Force Low-Latitude Ionospheric Model in Support of the C/NOFS Mission (pages 107–117)

      Yi-Jiun Su, John M. Retterer, Ronald G. Caton, Russell A. Stoneback, Robert F. Pfaff, Patrick A. Roddy and Keith M. Schunk

    4. Chapter 11

      Long-Term Simulations of the Ionosphere Using SAMI3 (pages 119–131)

      S. E. McDonald, J. L. Lean, J. D. Huba, G. Joyce, J. T. Emmert and D. P. Drob

    5. Chapter 12

      Comparative Studies of Theoretical Models in the Equatorial Ionosphere (pages 133–144)

      Tzu-Wei Fang, David Anderson, Tim Fuller-Rowell, Rashid Akmaev, Mihail Codrescu, George Millward, Jan Sojka, Ludger Scherliess, Vince Eccles, John Retterer, Joe Huba, Glenn Joyce, Art Richmond, Astrid Maute, Geoff Crowley, Aaron Ridley and Geeta Vichare

    6. Chapter 13

      Systematic Evaluation of Ionosphere/Thermosphere (IT) Models (pages 145–160)

      J. S. Shim, M. Kuznetsova, L. Rastätter, D. Bilitza, M. Butala, M. Codrescu, B. A. Emery, B. Foster, T. J. Fuller-Rowell, J. Huba, A. J. Mannucci, X. Pi, A. Ridley, L. Scherliess, R. W Schunk, J. J. Sojka, P. Stephens, D. C. Thompson, D. Weimer, L. Zhu, D. Anderson, J. L. Chau and E. Sutton

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