SPACE: shrinking thermosphere

Kathryn Aegis (
Thu, 17 Sep 1998 08:15:04 -0700 (PDT)

Martin Jarvis of the British Antarctic Survey has authored a report published in the September issue of the Journal of Geophysics--Atmosphere regarding his team's findings based on tracking the fluctuations of the ionosphere. They think that the outer boundary of the thermosphere, which rises and falls daily, has gone into a long-term retreat of five miles closer to the earth.

I am sure that you can find at least an abstract of the article on the journal website, but the traffic has been heavy this morning and I could not get through myself.

Kathryn Aegis