Atmospheric and space research from polar regions

The polar regions are unique laboratories for carrying out research on both the atmosphere and the near-Earth space environment. The relatively undisturbed conditions help us explore phenomena like the greenhouse effect and the springtime Antarctic ozone depletion, the so-called ozone hole. Further out, uv and x-radiation from the Sun produce the Earth s Ionosphere, vital for man s communication network. Yet satellite and polar research is showing us how events on the Sun can adversely affect this near-Earth space environment.

Details

Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Rycroft, M.J.

Date:
1 January, 1991
Journal/Source:
Physics Education / 26
Page(s):
153-158
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/26/3/003