HAO Research Highlights

Graphic image of VTGCM temperature profiles
December 30, 2020

Venus’ atmosphere has a cloud layer (~40 km - ~70 km) that encompasses the whole planet that separates the lower atmosphere and upper atmosphere.

Graphic image depicting effective diffusion coefficient
December 16, 2020

Han-Li Liu has observed that atmospheric gravity waves may transport heat and chemical species in the vertical direction.

Graphic depicting wind shear
December 16, 2020

Large wind shears around the mesopause region play an important role in atmospheric neutral dynamics and ionospheric electrodynamics.

Graphic depicting migrating diurnal tidal amplitudes
December 16, 2020

The migrating diurnal tide (DW1) is one of the dominant wave motions in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere. It plays a crucial role in neutral atmosphere and ionosphere coupling. The DW1 can vary over a range of time scales from days to years.

Graphic image involving the radiance of GOLD Channel B
December 8, 2020

The Global-scale Observation of Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission, for the first time, provides synoptic two-dimensional (2D) maps of OI 135.6 nm observations.

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