Whitepaper #296 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: basic research; infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: ground-based missions/projects; other programmatic; state of the profession; space-based […]
There are now models that span the surface through the upper thermosphere and aeronomy datasets that span multiple decades. These studies indicate that the middle and upper atmosphere provide multiple vertical footprints for climate change. This white paper outlines recommendations for ways that the heliophysics community might further contribute to global efforts to address climate change.