Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM03] Mesosphere-Thermosphere-Ionosphere Coupling in the Earth's Atmosphere

Sun. May 22, 2016 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM A01 (APA HOTEL&RESORT TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI)

Convener:*Huixin Liu(Earth and Planetary Science Division, Kyushu University SERC, Kyushu University), Akinori Saito(Department of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Loren Chang(Institute of Space Science, National Central University), Atsuki Shinbori(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), Kyoto University), Chair:Loren Chang(Institute of Space Science, National Central University)

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

[PEM03-14] Behavior of Gravity waves in the thermosphere simulated by high resolution GAIA

★Invited papers

*Yasunobu Miyoshi1, Hidekatsu Jin2, Hitoshi Fujiwara3, Hiroyuki Shinagawa2 (1.Kyushu University, 2.NICT, 3.Seikei University)

Keywords:vertical coupling processes, atmospheric waves

It has been recognized that gravity waves play an important role on the momentum and energy balance in the thermosphere. The effects of upward propagating gravity waves on the general circulation of the thermosphere are studied using a whole atmosphere-ionosphere coupled model (GAIA). The GAIA contains the region from the ground surface to the upper thermosphere (about 500km altitude), so that we can simulate excitation of gravity waves in the lower atmosphere and their upward propagation to the thermosphere. The high horizontal resolution of the neutral atmospheric part of GAIA is about 0.5 degree longitude by 0.5 degree latitude, and this model can simulate wide ranges of gravity waves in their thermosphere. In this study, we focus our attention on gravity wave activity in the winter thermosphere. Our simulation result indicates that some of gravity waves in the winter thermosphere is originated from the polar night jet in the stratosphere/mesosphere. Moreover, the impacts of thermospheric gravity waves on variability in the ionosphere are investigated.