ISEA 12 Session S5
S5: E-region plasma physics
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 (morning)
Convener: J.-P. St. Maurice
Co-conveners: A. K. Patra, C. De Nardin
In the past few years, we have witnessed progress in our understanding of the evolution of m and km-size irregularities, low-latitude structures of all kinds (periodic, quasi-periodic and quasi-steady), Es layers and their evolution, the modeling of meteors, and longitudinal and latitudinal variations in 150-km echoes. In this light, we welcome the submission of papers dealing with recent experimental and theoretical work dealing with E-region plasma structures at equatorial, low-, and mid-latitudes. This includes the formation, evolution, and nonlinear properties of km-size and m-size irregularities triggered by electric fields, neutral winds, sporadic Es layers, atmospheric gravity waves, and meteors. We are furthermore interested in the stability of the Es layers themselves and in the electrodynamical properties of Es patches. Our session will also welcome recent results dealing with the properties of 150-km echoes, be it from a theoretical or experimental point of view.