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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4139–4151, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-4139-2019
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Special issue: Layered phenomena in the mesopause region (ACP/AMT inter-journal...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4139–4151, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-4139-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 02 Apr 2019

Research article | 02 Apr 2019

The global climatology of the intensity of the ionospheric sporadic E layer

Bingkun Yu et al.

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It reports the long-term climatology of the intensity of Es layers from COSMIC satellites. The global Es maps present high-resolution spatial distributions and seasonal dependence. It mainly occurs at mid-latitudes and polar regions. Based on wind shear theory, simulation results indicate the convergence of vertical ion velocity could partially explain the Es seasonal dependence and some disagreements between observations and simulations suggest other processes play roles in the Es variations.
It reports the long-term climatology of the intensity of Es layers from COSMIC satellites. The...
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