Ionosphere

Nicholas Pedatella

Nicholas Pedatella is a Scientist I at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Dependence of lunar tide of the equatorial electrojet on the winter-time polar vortex, solar flux and QBO

Dependence of lunar tide image
Thursday, April 5, 2018

The lower atmospheric forcing effects on the ionosphere are particularly evident during extreme meteorological events known as sudden stratospheric warmings (SSWs).

It's a Bird, it's a Plane, no, it's HiWIND

HiWind

In February, 2018, a specialized engineering team, led by principal investigator Dr. Qian Wu, traveled from Boulder, Colorado to a NASA facility in Palestine, Texas.

Faster Traveling Atmosphere Disturbances Caused by Polar Ionosphere Turbulence Heating

Meridional wind variability
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

For the first time, a new module enables Jing Liu and others to investigate the intimate coupling between polar turbulence electron heating and thermosphere disturbances in the context of a first principle, self-consistent model.

Wenbin Wang

Dr. Wenbin Wang is a Project Scientist III in the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

The Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) Mission

Simulation of GOLD atomic oxygen emissions
Monday, August 14, 2017

The NASA Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission is a dual-channel imaging spectrograph that will be carried on a commercial communications satellite in geostationary orbit. Launch is scheduled for January, 2018.

Art Richmond Honored at the 2017 CEDAR Summer Workshop

Art Richmond

Art Richmond was awarded the 2017 Coupling Energetic Dynamics Atmospheric Research (CEDAR) Distinguished lecture for his fundamental contributions to upper atmosphere and ionosphere science over several decades.

Grand Challenge Research on Subauroral Polarization Streams

Joule heating of the ionosphere simulated by the NCAR TIE-GCM

A team from the NCAR High Altitude Observatory, Johns Hopkins University, and Rice University, led by HAO scientist Wenbin Wang, was awarded a prestigious NASA Heliophysics Grand Challenge Research Grant to study the magnetosphere-ionosphere interaction known as subauroral polarization streams.

The NASA Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) Mission

Variation of NmF2 log 10 [1/cm3] for different seasons
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The NASA Ionospheric Connection explorer (ICON) will study the coupling between the thermosphere and ionosphere at low- and mid-latitudes by measuring the key parameters.

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