Earth’s space weather: sudden stratospheric warming

Plasma space weather and near Earth weather involving electrons, coupling of atmospheric layers and flowing plasma currents.

Sudden stratospheric warming is one of those phrases and events that immediately announce Electric Universe weather. What other theory would be able to explain massive changes and flows of energy, with atmospheric layers coupled together in electromagnetic plasma components, circuits and feedbacks?

Geospace research has long established that certain changes in the atmosphere are caused by the sun's radiation, through mechanisms including solar wind, geomagnetic storms, and solar flares. Coupling effects or changes in one atmospheric layer that affect other layers - are more controversial. Debates include the extent of connections between the layers, as well as how far such coupling effects extend, and the details of processes involved with these effects.

One of the more scientifically interesting large-scale atmospheric events is called a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW), in which enormous waves in the troposphere - the lowermost layer of the atmosphere in which we live - propagate upward into the stratosphere...

The study found that electron density in the nighttime ionosphere was dramatically reduced by the effects of the SSW for several days: A significant hole was formed that stretched across hemispheres from latitudes 55 degrees S to 45 degrees N. They also measured a strong downward plasma motion and a decrease in ion temperature after the SSW.
Hole in ionosphere is caused by sudden stratospheric warming

sudden stratospheric warming Earth space weather

Coupling of atmospheric layers

Earth's atmospheric layers are all linked together and connected to the Suns plasma wind and eventually to the rest of the solar system and the universe.

"Goncharenko et al. show clearly that lower atmospheric forcing associated to the large meteorological event called an SSW can also influence the low- and mid-latitude ionosphere,"

Understanding how events far away and in other layers of the atmosphere affect the ionosphere is an important component of space weather forecasting; additional work is needed to pin down the precise mechanisms by which SSWs affect the nighttime ionosphere and other coupling effects.
Hole in ionosphere is caused by sudden stratospheric warming

Our plasma star directly influences Earth's space weather. Do natural events on planet Earth sometimes influence what is happening around and on the Sun?