Overview of midlatitude ionospheric storms
Article first published online: 3 DEC 2007
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 88, Issue 37, pages 358–359, 11 September 2007
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2007), Overview of midlatitude ionospheric storms, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(37), 358–359, doi:10.1029/2007EO370002., , , and (
- Issue published online: 3 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 3 DEC 2007
Solar flares and coronal mass ejections erupting from the roiling Sun can smash into the Earth's magnetosphere causing geomagnetic storms that penetrate deep into the atmosphere, which can short out satellites, upset radio communications, disrupt navigation, and even damage terrestrial electrical power grids. Though effects on other regions of the atmosphere have been analyzed, the mechanism by which geomagnetic storms influence the ionosphere's middle latitudes remains poorly understood.
This brief report provides an overview of current knowledge in midlatitude ionospheric dynamics and disturbances, from the historic record to recent discoveries presented at a January AGU Chapman Conference.