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Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

, Volume 54, Issue 11, pp 1513–1524 | Cite as

Aerosol, Plasma Vortices and Atmospheric Processes

  • N. I. IzhovkinaEmail author
  • S. N. Artekha
  • N. S. Erokhin
  • L. A. Mikhailovskaya
Article

Abstract—

Atmospheric particle ionization by cosmic rays peaks at altitudes of the formation of tropospheric clouds. Since the formation of ionizing particles is a cascaded process, the effect of cosmic radiation on vortex atmospheric processes is essentially nonlinear. The importance of aerosol is manifested in the generation of plasma vortices and in the accumulation of energy and mass by atmospheric vortices during the condensation of moisture. The nonmonotonic stratification of unstable plasma inhomogeneities contributes to the formation of cellular structures. With the ionization of particles, the fields of pressure gradients of a mosaic cellular topology can be characterized by the appearance of an electric field of plasma vortices. In the aerosol plasma of atmospheric cloudiness, the electromagnetic forces between the flow structure elements contribute to the intensification of the vortex component. The interaction of spiral current vortices in plasma is determined by their magnitude and spatial distribution geometry. The interaction between a cyclone and an anticyclone depends on the stability of the anticyclone. Vortex activity of the atmosphere, its jet streams, and turbulence are associated with inhomogeneous cellular distributions of atmospheric pollutants. The energy of strong atmospheric vortex structures is partially generated by aerosol plasma vortices.

Keywords:

aerosol plasma geomagnetic field cosmic rays vortex activity blocking anticyclones clear weather turbulence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. I. Izhovkina
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. N. Artekha
    • 2
  • N. S. Erokhin
    • 2
    • 3
  • L. A. Mikhailovskaya
    • 2
  1. 1.Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation, Russian Academy of SciencesTroitsk, MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Peoples’ Friendship University of RussiaMoscowRussia

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