Space Science Reviews

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 69–114 | Cite as

Aeronomic aspects of the polarD-region

  • W. Swider
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Abstract

The polarD-region has been little studied. A major part of this review concerns observations performed during the 1969, November, 2–5, solar proton event. These extensive measurements and subsequent interpretations constitute a major source of polarD-region knowledge. The aeronomic concepts garnered from the analysis of this event are discussed and compared with results from other events and other polar mesospheric data. Some mid-latitude data are resorted to for supplementary arguments. Ionization rates due to precipitating protons and alpha-particles are reviewed, particularly in view of the fact that some workers have suggested that the more intense events may influence stratospheric ozone chemistry.

Keywords

Ozone Major Part Ionization Rate Stratospheric Ozone Solar Proton 

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  • W. Swider
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  1. 1.Air Force Geophysics LaboratoryMass.USA

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