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-EM04] Space Weather, Space Climate, and VarSITI

Sun. May 22, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 103 (1F)

Convener:*Ryuho Kataoka(National Institute of Polar Research), Antti Pulkkinen(NASA GSFC), Yusuke Ebihara(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Toshifumi Shimizu(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA), Ayumi Asai(Unit for Synergetic Studies of Space, Kyoto University), Hidekatsu Jin(National Institude of Information and Communications Technology), Tatsuhiko Sato(Japan Atomic Energy Agency), Kanya Kusano(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Hiroko Miyahara(College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University), Kiminori Itoh(Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University), Kazuo Shiokawa(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Takuji Nakamura(National Institute of Polar Research), Shigeo Yoden(Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Kiyoshi Ichimoto(Kwasan and Hida Observatories, Kyoto University), Mamoru Ishii(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Chair:Antti Aleksi Pulkkinen(The National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

3:50 PM - 4:05 PM

[PEM04-18] Effects of energetic particle precipitation and solar irradiance on ozone

*Alessandro Damiani1, Bernd Funke2, Manuel López Puertas2, Michelle L. Santee3 (1.Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan, 2.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía,CSIC, Spain, 3.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA)

Keywords:Energetic particle precipitation (EPP), ozone, solar radiation

The term energetic particle precipitation (EPP) commonly refers to particles of different energy which routinely impact the polar regions. EPP ionizes the atmosphere and triggers catalytic cycles of ozone depletion driven by odd nitrogen (NOx) and odd hydrogen (HOx) species. While the most energetic particles can directly affect ozone in the mesosphere, during winter the (almost) continuous flux of auroral electrons produces high NOx amounts which can be transported downwards inside the polar vortex and influence stratospheric ozone. On the other hand, the wavelength dependence of the solar irradiance variation can induce stratospheric ozone changes in phase with solar activity. Here, we investigated ozone variability in response to EPP and solar activity during the 1979-2014 period by combining satellite ozone observations from Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Radiometer and Microwave Limb Sounder on Aura. In particular, we analyze the correlation of the polar ozone variability with EPP and with solar irradiance in an attempt to distinguish between the two effects and to quantify the ozone variations caused by EPP on long time scales.