International Journal of Geophysics

Low-latitude Mesosphere, Thermosphere and Ionosphere


Publishing date
01 May 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Nov 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP), Brazil

2Radio and Atmospheric Sciences Division, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi 110012, India

3Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan

4West Department of Pushkov, Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere, and Radiowave Propagation, RAS (WD IZMIRAN), Moscow 119991, Russia


Low-latitude Mesosphere, Thermosphere and Ionosphere

Description

The upper atmosphere in the equatorial and low-latitude regions is fairly different from that at other latitudes due to the fact that in these regions the geomagnetic field is nearly parallel to the Earth's surface. This needs many more multi-instrument and multisite investigations as much of this region is occupied by developing or underdeveloped countries. The MLT (mesosphere and lower thermosphere) region studies are still in initial stages. Better and improved specifications of the ionosphere and thermosphere system are necessary for new areas like space weather and space climate.

The objective of the proposed special issue is to provide a forum for articles (this will include both invited and contributed papers) related to the recent advances in the field of equatorial and low-latitude regions of mesosphere, thermosphere, and ionosphere from observational (ground-based and space-borne), theoretical, and simulation studies. Contributions related to all aspects in this area are welcome. Some of the topics for the special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Coupling between the lower and upper atmosphere
  • Mesospheric, thermospheric, and ionospheric processes
  • Long- and short-period variability
  • Ionospheric irregularities and scintillations
  • Prediction of equatorial spread-F (ESF)
  • The F3 layer
  • Storm and substorm effects
  • Latitudinal and/or longitudinal variability including development and decay of equatorial ionization anomaly (EIA)
  • Effects of severe space weather events
  • Nowcasting/forecasting and modeling of ionosphere for different applications
  • Novel observational techniques including ionospheric tomography

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijgp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 671240
  • - Editorial

Low-Latitude Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and Ionosphere

Y. Sahai | R. S. Dabas | ... | M. Klimenko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 695793
  • - Research Article

Seasonal and Local Time Variations of E-Region Field-Aligned Irregularities Observed with 30.8-MHz Radar at Kototabang, Indonesia

Y. Otsuka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 872140
  • - Review Article

Large-Scale Measurements of Thermospheric Dynamics with a Multisite Fabry-Perot Interferometer Network: Overview of Plans and Results from Midlatitude Measurements

Jonathan J. Makela | John W. Meriwether | ... | Michael W. Castellez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 103963
  • - Research Article

Latitudinal and Local Time Variation of Ionospheric Turbulence Parameters during the Conjugate Point Equatorial Experiment in Brazil

Charles S. Carrano | Cesar E. Valladares | Keith M. Groves
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 131842
  • - Research Article

Low-Latitude Atmosphere-Ionosphere Effects Initiated by Strong Earthquakes Preparation Process

Sergey Pulinets
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 640463
  • - Research Article

Seasonal, Diurnal, and Solar-Cycle Variations of Electron Density at Two West Africa Equatorial Ionization Anomaly Stations

Frédéric Ouattara | Doua Allain Gnabahou | Christine Amory Mazaudier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 342581
  • - Research Article

Global Longitudinal Dependence Observation of the Neutral Wind and Ionospheric Density Distribution

Endawoke Yizengaw
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 648402
  • - Research Article

On a Correlation between the Ionospheric Electric Field and the Time Derivative of the Magnetic Field

R. R. Ilma | M. C. Kelley | C. A. Gonzales
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 548784
  • - Research Article

Measurement of the Characteristics of TIDs Using Small and Regional Networks of GPS Receivers during the Campaign of 17–30 July of 2008

Cesar E. Valladares | Matthew A. Hei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 106035
  • - Research Article

Numerical Modeling of the Influence of Solar Activity on the Global Circulation in the Earth’s Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere

Igor Mingalev | Victor Mingalev
International Journal of Geophysics
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