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Atmospheric observational and model datasets: Spatial distributions of nitric oxide (NO) in the winter time, high latitude Southern hemisphere atmosphere
GB/NERC/BAS/PDC/01306

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Abstract:
The data are from a study investigating nitric oxide (NO) variability in the polar mesosphere and lower thermosphere during geomagnetic storms, and the role of energetic electron precipitation in NO production. The datasets include 1) processed atmospheric datasets derived from selected NO observations by the AIM-SOFIE satellite instrument, 2) estimated electron and proton fluxes derived from POES/MEPED/SEM-2 measurements, 3) zonal and meridional wind speeds calculated using the Horizontal Wind Model (HWM14), and 4) geomagnetic indices, solar wind speed, and solar proton event (SPE) data.

Funding was provided by the NERC grants NE/J022187/1 and NE/R016038/1, and the New Zealand Marsden Fund.

Keywords:
atmosphere, energetic particle precipitation, geomagnetic storm, horizontal wind, mesosphere, nitric oxide, ozone, polar, remote sensing, thermosphere

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