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Title: Studies of the E region neutral wind in the quiet auroral ionosphere

Abstract

The authors present a study of the neutral winds in the E region over the polar regions. The motion of the neutral background is a major player in the electrodynamic interaction of the magnetosphere with the upper atmosphere. Here the authors look at the seasonal variations, and the typical background wind velocities, as well as study the influence of tides in the wind. Their data comes from incoherent scatter radar, and shows altitude dependence also. The mean winds tend to be eastward or westward, while the northern or souther components are smaller, and the vertical component is smaller still.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Tromso (Norway)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
255692
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Geophysical Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 99; Journal Issue: A5; Other Information: PBD: 1 May 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; E REGION; WIND; AURORAL ZONES; RADAR; INCOHERENT SCATTERING; SEASONAL VARIATIONS; ALTITUDE; TIDE

Citation Formats

Brekke, A, Nozawa, S, and Sparr, T. Studies of the E region neutral wind in the quiet auroral ionosphere. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.1029/93JA03232.
Brekke, A, Nozawa, S, & Sparr, T. Studies of the E region neutral wind in the quiet auroral ionosphere. United States. doi:10.1029/93JA03232.
Brekke, A, Nozawa, S, and Sparr, T. Sun . "Studies of the E region neutral wind in the quiet auroral ionosphere". United States. doi:10.1029/93JA03232.
@article{osti_255692,
title = {Studies of the E region neutral wind in the quiet auroral ionosphere},
author = {Brekke, A and Nozawa, S and Sparr, T},
abstractNote = {The authors present a study of the neutral winds in the E region over the polar regions. The motion of the neutral background is a major player in the electrodynamic interaction of the magnetosphere with the upper atmosphere. Here the authors look at the seasonal variations, and the typical background wind velocities, as well as study the influence of tides in the wind. Their data comes from incoherent scatter radar, and shows altitude dependence also. The mean winds tend to be eastward or westward, while the northern or souther components are smaller, and the vertical component is smaller still.},
doi = {10.1029/93JA03232},
journal = {Journal of Geophysical Research},
number = A5,
volume = 99,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {5}
}