The Atmosphere and Space Environment
ENG EC 566
Introduction to the upper atmosphere and ionosphere. The dynamic, electrodynamic, radiative, and chemical processes occurring in the atmosphere from ground level to near-space are developed to establish the conditions found in the upper-atmospheric/ionospheric region. Recent offerings have included numerical simulation of the ionospheric electron density profile. Numerical experiments that change the solar input and neutral atmospheric density, composition, winds, and temperature are then run to study the response of the ionosphere to these factors that control the ionosphere. Recommended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in engineering, astronomy, and physics and those with interests in environmental topics.