Climate And Weather of the Sun-Earth System

A new SCOSTEP Program for 2004-2008

Theme Three: Atmospheric Coupling Processes

Chairs: F. J. Lübken and Joan Alexander

Solar and magnetospheric inputs propagate downward through the atmosphere while tropospheric effects propagate upward to the thermosphere-ionosphere system. The propagation can occur through dynamic, radiative, and/or electrodynamic coupling or through the transport of atmospheric constituents. This project will seek to gain greater understanding of atmospheric coupling processes by means of observations, theory, and modeling. Such coupling processes can be an important consideration of Space Weather and Space Climatology as well as for the Solar Influences on Climate.


July 17, 2004 -- Franz-Josef Luebken gives a general report on Theme 3.

July 22, 2004 -- Franz-Josef Luebken gives a general report on CAWSES overall.

July 22, 2004 -- Alan Manson speaks on Theme 3 Research Focus: Plans and Ideas.

July 22, 2004 -- Ulf-Peter Hoppe reports on Theme 3 plans in Norway.

July 22, 2004 -- William Ward speaks on Tidal Cycles and CAWSES-proposed goals investigating atmospheric coupling.

July 23, 2005 -- Franz-Josef Luebken and Joan Alexander report on Theme 3 projects.

July 23, 2005 -- Joan Alexander and Franz-Josef Luebken report on activities within Theme 3.

Theme 3 Projects and their coordinators

1. Planetary and gravity wave influence on winter polar vortices - A. Manson

2. Global observing campaign to characterize tides from troposphere - thermosphere - W. Ward

3. Gravity waves and turbulence - D. Fritts, N. Gavrilov

4. Solar influence on minor constituents & layers at the extra-tropical summer mesopause - F.-J. Luebken, U.-P. Hoppe, S. Bailey

5. Ozone: how well do we understand it? - M. Mlynczak

6. Equatorial atmosphere coupling processes - M. Yamamoto, H.Takahashi, and S. Gurubaran

7. Electrodynamic coupling effects in the equatorial and low-latitude ionosphere A. Bhattacharyya, A. Richmond, and H. Luehr

8. Understanding atmospheric coupling processes through numerical modeling- G. Lu, M. Hagan, and A. Richmond

CAWSES Office, Center for Space Physics, Boston University, 725 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 USA; Phone: 617/353-5990; FAX: 617/353-6463;