This is a course about ionospheric physics. We will use Mike Kelley's recently revised book by that name: The Earth's Ionosphere: Plasma Physics and Electrodynamics By Michael C. Kelley (2009).
Student learning goals
We will learn the unique characteristic differences between equatorial, midlatitude and high latitude ionosphere plasmas.
General method of instruction
lecture & problems sets.
Recommended: Introductory plasma physics (such as offered by ESS515 or AA405)
Class assignments and grading
Weekly problems sets