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Atmospheric effect of particle rain longer-lasting than anticipated

Atmospheric effect of particle rain longer-lasting than anticipated

Particle precipitation, or rain, consists of the protons and electrons of solar winds that the Earth's atmosphere directs to the atmosphere in polar regions. Recent results show that the effects of solar wind on the mesosphere can be long-lasting.

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Pekka Verronen, pekka.verronen@fmi.fi, tel. +358 29 539 4642

Verronen, P. T., and R. Lehmann (2015), Enhancement of odd nitrogen modifies mesospheric ozone chemistry  during polar winter, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL066703.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GL066703


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