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UNBF Physics Seminar - What turned on the ionosphere conveyor belt?

Author: Penny Davenport

Posted on Oct 10, 2019

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The next UNBF Physics Department Seminar will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., in the IUC Physics Admin Bldg, 204.

Shasha Zou, University of Michigan, will discuss the topic, 'What turned on the ionosphere conveyor belt?'

“The ionosphere is not a still body of plasma Similar to the ocean conveyor belt, there is constant motion in the ionosphere forming the ionosphere conveyor belt Unlike the ocean counterpart, the ionosphere conveyor belt exhibits greater variability It has been well established that severe space weather impacts could arise from the ionospheric density structures associated with the conveyor belt, which can potentially cause disruption, degradation, or blackout of satellite communications, radar, and high frequency radio communications. Although much progress has been made on the study of ionospheric space weather in the last decade, many gaps remain in our understanding of some of the fundamental physical processes In this colloquium, I will discuss the recent research carried out in my group regarding the formation and dynamical evolution of the ionosphere conveyor belt using comprehensive observations and state of the art physics based numerical models”

Please join us for Colloquium tea in P203 beforehand.


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