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Title: Polar thermospheric temperature behavior during the 11-year solar cycle

Abstract

Results of neutral temperature measurements in the polar thermosphere between 1968 and 1976 show a large variation as a function of the solar cylce. A very cold thermosphere associated with a high altitude for the mesopause is found at the maximum of solar activity. The amplitude of variation of neutral temperature at 165 km is 500/sup 0/ K, and the mesopause is observed to move from 120 to 90 km. Those results are attributed to the variation of both the amplitude and the altitude of turbulent processes as a function of solar activity. Theoretical calculations and experimental facts are in support of that explanation.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Service d'Aeronomie du CNRS, 91370 Verrieres le Buisson, France
OSTI Identifier:
6270662
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. Geophys. Res.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84:A2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; THERMOSPHERE; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; GEOMAGNETIC FIELD; MESOSPHERE; POLAR REGIONS; SOLAR CYCLE; VARIATIONS; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; MAGNETIC FIELDS; 640200* - Atmospheric Physics

Citation Formats

Chanin, M.L., and Tulinov, G.F. Polar thermospheric temperature behavior during the 11-year solar cycle. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1029/JA084iA02p00406.
Chanin, M.L., & Tulinov, G.F. Polar thermospheric temperature behavior during the 11-year solar cycle. United States. doi:10.1029/JA084iA02p00406.
Chanin, M.L., and Tulinov, G.F. Thu . "Polar thermospheric temperature behavior during the 11-year solar cycle". United States. doi:10.1029/JA084iA02p00406.
@article{osti_6270662,
title = {Polar thermospheric temperature behavior during the 11-year solar cycle},
author = {Chanin, M.L. and Tulinov, G.F.},
abstractNote = {Results of neutral temperature measurements in the polar thermosphere between 1968 and 1976 show a large variation as a function of the solar cylce. A very cold thermosphere associated with a high altitude for the mesopause is found at the maximum of solar activity. The amplitude of variation of neutral temperature at 165 km is 500/sup 0/ K, and the mesopause is observed to move from 120 to 90 km. Those results are attributed to the variation of both the amplitude and the altitude of turbulent processes as a function of solar activity. Theoretical calculations and experimental facts are in support of that explanation.},
doi = {10.1029/JA084iA02p00406},
journal = {J. Geophys. Res.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 84:A2,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}