Christine Smith-Johnsen

University of Bergen

Christine will use the NCAR Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) to study the effect of precipitating particles on the composition and dynamics of the middle and upper atmosphere. She will conduct numerical experiments to compare the effects on the atmosphere of different specification of the energetic particle ionization rates. Model simulations will be benchmarked against observations. This will be done as part of a mulit-model intercomparison project.

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