CEDAR email: AGU Session SA017: Progress in observations, modeling and understanding of earth’s mesosphere and implications for new research directions in the study of this region

Bailey, Scott baileys at exchange.vt.edu
Fri Jul 15 14:42:06 MDT 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to Session SA017at the Fall AGU Meeting. The submission deadline is 3 August 2016. Click here for abstract submission.


Session ID#:  13719

Session Description:
The mesosphere is an important transition zone through which atmospheric disturbances below connect with the thermosphere above.  Also, solar effects play a key role in coupling from above that is manifested by changes in the mesosphere region.  Consequently the mesosphere harbors key information on dynamics, chemistry, long-term atmospheric change, vertical coupling and the role of solar forcing.  Missions such as AIM, TIMED, SNPP, SBUV and AIRS have provided significant advances in space observations of temperature, gases, ice layers, particulates which serve as ice nucleation sites and lower atmosphere dynamics sources. Sophisticated multidimensional models now incorporate new dynamics mechanisms, microphysics calculations and crucial tools to understand coupling between mesopause ice layers and the local environment. We solicit papers discussing the composition, structure and variability of the MLT environment, ice nucleation sources and processes, vertical and meridional coupling, model advances and the extent and causes of long-term changes.

The invited talks include:

“Decadal variability in PMCs and implications for changing temperature and water vapor in the upper mesosphere” by Mark Hervig (GATS)


"The influence of planetary waves on Polar Mesospheric Clouds", by Jeff France (LASP/CU)

Primary Convener:
James M Russell III, Hampton University, Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Hampton, VA, United States
Scott Martin Bailey, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, United States
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