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A mailing list on comparative aeronomy offers us a dynamic way to exchange information and stimulate interactions.

The Comparative Aeronomy in the Solar System newsletter is typically sent a few times each year, and includes any information relevant to the community, such as recent research outcomes or upcoming meetings. Please send us your contribution!

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Why a new WWW site?

Year 2000 marked a renewed interest in the comparative studies of solar system atmospheres.  While many individual scientists do not separate their approaches to terrestrial and planetary science, the compartmentalization of specialties and government funding programmatics often appear to erect artificial barriers to separate otherwise coupled research objectives.  To help reverse this counter-productive trend, two successful initiatives were launched in the year 2000: 

  • Yosemite 2000 Conference on "COMPARATIVE AERONOMY IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM", 8-11 February 2000
  • CEDAR 2000 Workshop on "AURORA AND AIRGLOW IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM", 26 June 2000

To keep participants informed of upcoming activities, and to encourage other colleagues who could not attend these meetings to get involved, we have established this website and mail system.  Marina Galand created the newsletter in September of 2000, and served as editor for the first nine years (2000-2009).

The solar system contains a rich ensemble of atmospheres associated with its eight planets and many moons.  In the mesospheres, thermospheres, ionospheres, and exospheres of these bodies there exits an extraordinary range of parameters common to all.  Yet, they drive processes chemically and dynamically in ways both similar to those found on Earth and uniquely site-dependent.  The topics of interest include theory, modeling, observations, new ground-based and space-based techniques, and the types of syntheses that improve our understanding of the coupling, energetics and dynamics found in terrestrial, planetary and satellite environments.