HAO Research Highlights

Summary of AIR-Spec observations during totality
February 20, 2018

Jenna Samra and Philip Judge identify two new emission features observed during the 21st August 2017 total solar eclipse by a novel spectrometer, AIR-Spec, flown at 14.3 km altitude aboard the NCAR Gulfstream V aircraft.

 WACCM-X simulations image
February 14, 2018

H.Liu et al.—A comprehensive numerical model, the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model with thermosphere and ionosphere extension (WACCM-X), has been improved, in order to simulate the entire atmosphere and ionosphere, from the Earth’s surface to ~700 km altitude.

Temperature differences between the eclipse and baseline simulations
February 7, 2018

Joseph McInerney and others, use a computer model called the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model - eXtended (WACCM-X v. 2.0) to investigate what happens to the atmosphere from the surface of Earth up to space during the “Great American Eclipse” of 21 August 2017.

Comparisons of hmF2
February 7, 2018

The Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model with thermosphere and ionosphere extension (WACCM-X) is a numerical model of the

Model calculations
February 2, 2018

Stan Solomon and others have performed the first whole-atmosphere simulations of global change that include the lower atmosphere (0-15 km), middle atmosphere (15-90 km), thermosphere-ionosphere (90-500 km), and all relevant physics and chemistry.

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