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[PEM11-06] Solar cycle variations in the mesopause temperature and F2 peak electron density
Keywords:solar and geomagnetic activity, mesopause temperature, peak electron density
Using harmonical analysis, we obtained mean temperatures, amplitudes and phases of annual harmonics for the period 2008-2017. These values were compared with solar and geomagnetic activity variations.
The year-to-year changes of the mesopause temperature and peak electron density (NmF2) variabilities caused by manifestations of the activity of atmospheric waves were investigated. The patterns of the NmF2 and Tm variability in different period ranges were analyzed and compared. The period range included day-to-day (periods T > 24 hrs) and tidal (8 hrs < T < 24 hrs) variations, as well as variations in the internal gravity wave period range (T < 8 hrs).
Data on F2 peak electron density NmF2 were obtained from Irkutsk DPS-4 Digisonde (52.3 N, 104.3 E). We revealed that annual mean NmF2 variability agrees well with geomagnetic activity only for daytime day-to-day variations. There is no clear correlations between year-to-year patterns of Tm and NmF2 variabilities.
The reported study was funded by RFBR and MOST according to the Russian-Taiwanese joint research project 18-55-52006 MHT_a. Experimental data recorded by the Angara Multiaccess Center facilities of ISTP SB RAS were used.