Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES)

Highlights from a Priority Program


ISBN: 978-94-007-4347-2 (Print) 978-94-007-4348-9 (Online)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXI

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-18

    Scientific Summary of the German CAWSES Priority Program

  3. Chapter

    Pages 19-38

    Models of Solar Total and Spectral Irradiance Variability of Relevance for Climate Studies

  4. Chapter

    Pages 39-54

    Investigation of Solar Irradiance Variations and Their Impact on Middle Atmospheric Ozone

  5. Chapter

    Pages 55-78

    Solar Activity, the Heliosphere, Cosmic Rays and Their Impact on the Earth’s Atmosphere

  6. Chapter

    Pages 79-87

    Do Galactic Cosmic Rays Impact the Cirrus Cloud Cover?

  7. Chapter

    Pages 89-107

    Laboratory Experiments on the Microphysics of Electrified Cloud Droplets

  8. Chapter

    Pages 109-124

    Investigations of the Solar Influence on Middle Atmospheric Water Vapour and Ozone During the Last Solar Cycle—Analysis of the MPS Data Set

  9. Chapter

    Pages 125-147

    Influence of Solar Radiation on the Diurnal and Seasonal Variability of O3 and H2O in the Stratosphere and Lower Mesosphere, Based on Continuous Observations in the Tropics and the High Arctic

  10. Chapter

    Pages 149-170

    Data Assimilation and Model Calculations to Study Chemistry Climate Interactions in the Stratosphere

  11. Chapter

    Pages 171-188

    The Response of Atomic Hydrogen to Solar Radiation Changes

  12. Chapter

    Pages 189-205

    High-Latitude Thermospheric Density and Wind Dependence on Solar and Magnetic Activity

  13. Chapter

    Pages 207-221

    Global Sporadic E Layer Characteristics Obtained from GPS Radio Occultation Measurements

  14. Chapter

    Pages 223-234

    Atmospheric Ionization Due to Precipitating Charged Particles

  15. Chapter

    Pages 235-246

    EISCAT’s Contributions to High Latitude Ionosphere and Atmosphere Science Within CAWSES in Germany

  16. Chapter

    Pages 247-273

    The Influence of Energetic Particles on the Chemistry of the Middle Atmosphere

  17. Chapter

    Pages 275-299

    The Impact of Energetic Particle Precipitation on the Chemical Composition of the Middle Atmosphere: Measurements and Model Predictions

  18. Chapter

    Pages 301-316

    Simulation of Particle Precipitation Effects on the Atmosphere with the MESSy Model System

  19. Chapter

    Pages 317-338

    Solar Variability and Trend Effects in Mesospheric Ice Layers

  20. Chapter

    Pages 339-363

    Charged Aerosol Effects on the Scattering of Radar Waves from the D-Region

  21. Chapter

    Pages 365-382

    Impact of Short-Term Solar Variability on the Polar Summer Mesopause and Noctilucent Clouds

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