Solar and lunar ionospheric electrodynamic effects during stratospheric sudden warmings

Yamazaki (YY), Yosuke (2014) Solar and lunar ionospheric electrodynamic effects during stratospheric sudden warmings. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 119. pp. 138-146. ISSN 1364-6826

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Abstract

Both solar and lunar atmospheric tides are believed to drive ionospheric electrodynamic effects during stratospheric sudden warmings (SSWs), but their relative importance is not well understood. In this study, long-term records (1958–2007) of the geomagnetic field are analyzed to determine the average solar (S) and lunar (L) ionospheric current systems for SSW and non-SSW periods. It is found that the L current intensity is enhanced during SSWs approximately by 75%, while the relative change in the S current intensity is much smaller (~10%). Nonetheless, absolute changes are comparable in the S and L current intensities. At the magnetic equator, semidiurnal perturbations produced by S and L currents reinforce or cancel each other depending on the phase of the moon, creating lunar-dependent recurrent onset in the total effect. These results indicate that both S and L contributions need to be considered to understand ionospheric variability during SSWs.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics
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18 Aug 2014 10:17
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