Articles | Volume 34, issue 5
Ann. Geophys., 34, 529–541, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-34-529-2016
Ann. Geophys., 34, 529–541, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-34-529-2016

Regular paper 10 May 2016

Regular paper | 10 May 2016

A multi-platform investigation of midlatitude sporadic E and its ties to EF coupling and meteor activity

Joseph Helmboldt

Data sets

GPS repositories Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) ftp://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cors/rinex/

GPS repositories UNAVCO ftp://data-out.unavco.org/pub/rinex/

Digisonde data for BC840 DIDBase http://ulcar.uml.edu/DIDBase/

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Short summary
This paper details observed connections between dense, transient layers within the lower ionosphere (sporadic E) and both meteor activity and irregularities higher in the ionosphere. The coupling between these layers and wavelike disturbances in the middle ionosphere seems to be shorted out when extremely dense “clouds” are present, which possible disrupt the stability of the layers.