CEDAR email: Fall AGU Session -- Ionospheric Modification by Lightning, Solar Flux, and Active Experiments
mcohen at gatech.edu
Tue Jul 7 09:49:21 MDT 2015
The AGU Fall Meeting submission season is upon us, so here begins the slew
of proclamations electronically beating you on the head to submit. I would
like to announce the below session, relevant for ionospheric modification
from natural and anthropogenic sources. The abstract deadline is August 5.
Submissions can be made at http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2015/. See you at
-Morris Cohen and Robert Moore
AE004: Ionospheric Modification by Lightning, Solar Flux, and Active
Session ID#: 8874
The ionosphere is known to be modified from its ambient conditions by
several thunderstorm-related phenomena, including the EMP and quasi-static
fields from lightning, and thunderstorm-driven gravity waves. Ionospheric
modification also results from solar disturbances, including flares and
eclipses. Many observational techniques exist, including VLF remote sensing,
GPS TEC, and HF sounding.
Active and controlled experiments to modify the ionosphere have for decades
been a promising complement to observations of natural ionospheric
modification, turning the ionosphere into an expansive laboratory. Primary
techniques include high power radio waves from HF arrays or other ground
sources and high altitude particle releases. Physical phenomena stimulated
include electron heating, density irregularities, plasma turbulence, optical
emissions, ELF/VLF wave generation, and magnetospheric coupling.
We solicit papers presenting observations, modeling, and/or experiments
related to ionospheric modification. Papers may focus on natural or active
ionospheric modification, or on comparisons of the underlying physics that
Conveners: Morris Cohen (Georgia Tech) and Robert C Moore (University of
Morris B. Cohen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Twitter: <https://twitter.com/morrisbcohen> @morrisbcohen
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