All Physics Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Geophysical Research Letters

Volume

11

Issue

9

Publication Date

1984

First Page

927

Last Page

930

DOI

10.1029/GL011i009p00927

Abstract

Measurements with the Sondrestrom radar have been used to examine the daytime thermospheric neutral wind and to relate that wind to other geophysical parameters. Ion drag is found to be particularly important for determining the wind pattern. However, evidence is presented that the wind pattern is significantly influenced by soft particle precipitation and, possibly, by Joule heating.

Comments

Published by the American Geophysical Union in Geophysical Research Letters. Publisher PDF is available for download through link above.