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Mesospheric influences on linkages between solar activity and lower atmospheric phenomena

Seshamani, R (1980) Mesospheric influences on linkages between solar activity and lower atmospheric phenomena. In: Indian Institute of Science, Journal, Section B - Physical and Chemical Sciences, 62 . pp. 35-41.

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Abstract

Analyses of rocket data at mid- and high-latitude locations over the American Continent show a solar activity-dependent mesospheric heating effect in the 60 to 90 km altitude region. A study of the altitude dependence of the effect shows that the heating and associated processes propagating downwards through the mesosphere do not cause discernible effects, below the 50 to 60 km layer. At Thumba, a significant short-term heating effect attributable to varying solar ultraviolet fluxes causing variable heating of atmospheric ozone is observed. This effect does not seem to propagate downwards into the upper stratosphere.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Institute of Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2010 05:38
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2010 05:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/21570

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