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Space Physics and Aeronomy, Volume 4: Thermospheres and Mesospheres in the Solar System

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Space Physics and Aeronomy, Volume 4: Thermospheres and Mesospheres in the Solar System

Wenbin Wang (Editor), Yongliang Zhang (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-50756-7 April 2020 American Geophysical Union 388 Pages

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Preface
Wenbin Wang and Yongliang Zhang

Section I: Energetics and Dynamics of the Upper Atmosphere

1.1 Joule Heating in the Thermosphere
Arthur D. Richmond

1.2 Momentum and Energy Budgets in the High-Latitude Lower Thermospheric Wind System
Young-Sil Kwakand Arthur D. Richmond

1.3 Upper Thermospheric Winds: Forcing, Variability and Effects
Wenbin Wang, Alan G. Burns, and Jing Liu

1.4 Influence of Non-hydrostatic Processes on the Ionosphere-Thermosphere
Yue Deng, Cissi Y. Lin, Qingyu Zhu, and Cheng Sheng

1.5 The Middle and Low Latitude Neutral Wind Dynamo
Astrid Maute

Section II: Upper Atmospheric Composition

2.1 Neutral Composition in the Upper Atmosphere
Alan G. Burns, Wenbin Wang, and Liying Qian

2.2 Storm-time Neutral Composition Changes of the Upper Atmosphere
Yongliang Zhang and Larry J. Paxton

2.3 Neutral Hydrogen in the Terrestrial Thermosphere and Exosphere: A Ground-based Perspective
Edwin Mierkiewicz

Section III: Low and Upper Atmosphere Coupling Through Waves

3.1 Atmosphere-Ionosphere (A-I) Coupling by Solar and Lunar Tides
Jeffrey M. Forbes

3.2 Planetary Waves and Their Impact on the Mesosphere, Thermosphere and Ionosphere
Jia Yue, Ruth Lieberman, and Loren C. Chang

3.3 Longitudinal Variation in the Mass Density of the Thermosphere: A GAIA Simulation
Yasunobu Miyoshi

Section IV: Upper Atmosphere Structure and Variability

4.1 Equatorial Thermosphere Anomaly
Jiuhou Lei

4.2 Structured Polar Ionosphere and Its Drivers: A Review
Jing Liu, Wenbin Wang, Alan G. Burns, and Qinghe Zhang

4.3 Solar Flare Effects on the Thermosphere and Ionosphere
Liying Qian and Thomas N. Woods

4.4 Day-to-day Variability of the Thermosphere and Ionosphere
Huixin Liu, Yosuke Yamazaki, and Jiuhou Lei

4.5 Response of the Ionosphere to Varying Solar Fluxes
Libo Liu, Yiding Chen, and Huijun Le

4.6 Long-Term Trends in the Upper Atmosphere
Jan Laštovièka

Section V: Upper Atmosphere Data Assimilation

5.1 Inference of Hidden States by Coupled Thermosphere-Ionosphere Data Assimilation: Applications to Observability and Predictability of Neutral Mass Density
Tomoko Matsuo and Chih-Ting Hsu

Section VI: Upper Atmosphere Observations

6.1 The Ground-based Airglow Imager Network in China–Recent Observational Results
Jiyao Xu, Qinzeng Li, Longchang Sun, Xiao Liu, Wei Yuan, Wenbin Wang, Jia Yue, Shunrong Zhang, Weijun Liu, Guoying Jiang, Kun Wu, Hong Gao, and Chang Lai

6.2 MLT Science Enabled by Atmospheric Lidars
Chiao-Yao She, Alan Z. Liu, TaoYuan, Jia Yue, Tao Li, Chao Ban, and Jonathan S. Friedman

6.3 Remote Sensing of Magnetic Fields Induced by Electrojets From Space: Measurement Techniques and Sensor Design
Jeng-Hwa Yee, Jesper Gjerloev, and Dongliang Wu

6.4 Remote Sensing of Global Lower Thermospheric Winds: Sensing Techniques and Sensor Design
Jeng-Hwa Yee, Imran Mehdi, Darren Hayton, Jose Siles, and Dongliang Wu

6.5 Exploring the Upper Atmosphere: Using Optical Remote Sensing
Larry J. Paxton, Yongliang Zhang, Hyosub Kil, and Robert K. Schaefer