JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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[E] Oral

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

[P-EM12] Coupling Processes in the Atmosphere-Ionosphere System

convener:Huixin Liu(Earth and Planetary Science Division, Kyushu University SERC, Kyushu University), Yuichi Otsuka(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Yue Deng(University of Texas at Arlington), Loren Chang(Institute of Space Science, National Central University)

[PEM12-16] Comparison between migrating atmospheric tides in TIMED/SABER observations and free running WACCM-X simulations

*Yi Chung Chiu1, Loren Chang1, Cornelius Csar Jude Salinas1, Qian Liying 2 (1.Graduate Institute of Space Science and Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan, 2.High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA)

Keywords:WACCM-X, TIMED/SABER, Atmospheric Tides

The Whole Atmosphere Community Climate model – eXtended (WACCM-X) is a comprehensive numerical model with a range from the Earth’s surface to the upper thermosphere (~ 500 km) and also includes the ionosphere. Excited in the troposphere and stratosphere, atmospheric tides are the dominant dynamical feature in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere and play an important role in vertical coupling. In this study, we used the least squares method to extract diurnal and semidiurnal migrating tides from free running WACCM-X temperatures in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere region (MLT). The results are compared to observations from TIMED/SABER. Differences in tidal structure and variation during solar maximum and minimum in March and June are examined, to better understand the variation of migrating tides resolved in free running WACCM-X, and its implications for future studies utilizing this model.