G07: Radio Studies of Equatorial and Low-Latitude Aeronomy

Wednesday, August 20  13:40-15:20,  Room #14

Session Chairs: Jorge Chau, Anthea Coster, Baylie Damtie

This session covers the wide-range of equatorial phenomena observed by radar and radio instrumentation. Papers are solicited on topics that include instability processes and irregularities associated with the equatorial electrojet and the equatorial ionization anomaly. In addition, papers are solicited on topics that cover the coupling between the different atmospheric regions (Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere and Magnetosphere/Ionosphere coupling) and different atmospheric drivers (ionospheric dynamics and electrodynamics) in the equatorial region.New trends, techniques and experiments, important scientific issues and future directions of equatorial and low-latitude aeronomy will be covered.

13:40  G07.1   Onset and evolution of ESF plumes observed using the EAR and Sanya VHF radar in Southeast Asia

G. Li, B. Ning

Key Laboratory of Ionospheric Environment, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


14:00  G07.2   ON THE ROLE OF PHOTO-CHEMISTY VIS-A-VIS- ELECTRODYNAMICS IN CONTROLLING SUNRISE UNDULATION OF THE F REGION PEAK ALTITUDE AT THE DIP EQUATOR

A. K M1, R. K. Choudhary1, J. -P. St- Maurice2

1ISRO, Space Physics Laboratory, VSSC, ISRO, KERALA, India
2University of Saskatchewan, Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies, SASKATOON, CANADA


14:20  G07.3   EQUATORIAL MU RADAR PROJECT

M. Yamamoto, H. Hashiguchi, M. Yamamoto, T. Tsuda

RISH, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto, Japan


14:40  G07.4   ALTAIR, IRIS, and in-situ and chemical release measurements of "sunset electrodynamics" of the equatorial ionosphere during the NASA EVEX campaign at Kwajalein

E. Kudeki1, S. J. Franke1, P. M. Reyes1, A. C. Wallace2, R. F. Pfaff3, M. F. Larsen4

1University of Illinois ant Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, United States
2Raytheon, Dallas, United States
3NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, MD, United States
4Clemson University, SC, United States


15:00  G07.5   MULTI-CONSTELLATION GNSS OBSERVATIONS OF EQUATORIAL IONOSPHERIC SCINTILLATION

Y. Morton1, H. Bourne1, M. Carroll1, Y. Jiao1, N. Kassabian2, S. Taylor1, J. Wang1, D. Xu1, H. Yin1

1Electrical and Computer Engineering, Miami University, Oxford, OH, United States
2Navigation Lab, Insituto Superiore Mario Boella-ISMB, Torino, Italy