Lattes – Equars Mission

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Scientific Mission

Global monitoring of the atmosphere in the equatorial region, emphasizing dynamic processes, photochemical, and mechanisms of energy transport between low, middle and upper atmosphere and ionosphere.

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Source: GOES-8 Satellite – INPE / CPTEC

Scientific Objectives

Understanding the coupling between atmospheric dynamic processes, electrical, photochemical and ionospheric, applying the data obtained in studies of space weather, atmospheric and climate studies.

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Source: Tsuda, T., RASC, Kyoto University, Japan


Topics to be investigated: monitoring the equatorial atmosphere

Troposphere: water vapor and convective cloud
Stratosphere: Temperature Range
Mesosphere: Propagation of waves and temperature
Ionosphere: Generation and propagation of plasma bubbles