Meeting the challenges in Upper Atmospheric Science

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An RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by Andrew J. Kavanagh (BAS)*, Ian McCrea (RAL), Mervyn Freeman (BAS)*Contact: andkav AT Session 1 - Chair = Mai Mai Lam10:30 - 10:35 Andrew Kavanagh (BAS) Welcome and Introduction
10:35 - 10:50 James Wild (Lancaster) A new European mid-latitude high frequency SuperDARN radar - invited
10:50 - 11:15 Ian McCrea (RAL) Scientific and operational challenges in upper atmosphere science - overview
11:15 - 11:40 Cathryn Mitchell (Bath) GNSS Scintillation - a problem to solve for next-generation navigation systems - invited
11:40 - 11:55 Hanna Dahlgren (Southampton) Auroral small scale structures moving with different velocities across the same field line Session 2 - Chair: Ian McCrea11:55 - 12:20 Anasuya Aruliah (UCL) Lowering the boundary - whole atmosphere modelling and observations - invited
12:20 - 12:45 Sophie Murray (UK Met Office) Extending the Met Office Unified Model to the thermosphere, and coupling it with TIEGCM - invited
12:45 - 13:00 Ingrid Cnossen (BAS) Long-term changes in the climate of the upper atmosphere and near-Earth space13:00 - 13:50 Lunch
13:50 - 14:20 Poster Session Session 3 – Chair: Hanna Dahlgren14:20 14:35 Juan Carillo Sanchez (Leeds) Comparison of the ablation process in the upper atmosphere using CABMOD and three different mass/velocity distributions
14:35 15:00 Mai Mai Lam (BAS) Response of the lower atmosphere to changes in the global atmospheric electric circuit associated with solar wind variability - invited
15:00 15:15 Chris Scott (Reading) Evidence for solar wind modulation of lightning
15:15 15:30 Martin Fullekrug (Bath) Electromagnetic coupling between the troposphere and the upper atmosphere Posters:
Dan Whiter (Southampton) - A new optical method to estimate the neutral temperature at 300 km in the auroral zone
Wuhu Feng (Leeds) – Modelling studies of meteoric metal layers
Andrew Kavanagh (BAS) – EISCAT & EISCAT 3D
Gareth Chisham (BAS) – Halley VI: a platform for upper atmosphere science
Robert Fear (Southampton) - The formation of transpolar arcs (theta auroras)George Ford (BAS) - Proof-of-Concept Study for Ground-based mm-wave Observations of Horizontal Winds in the Polar Stratosphere and Mesophere