Whitepaper #388 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: space weather applications; basic research. Additional topics: space weather research/applications/operations pipeline; ground-based missions/projects; space-based […]
This white paper identifies key observations and methods required to make advancements in determining collisional exchange processes at high latitudes that will improve our ability to predict and interpret the I-T system response. Collisional exchange processes involve momentum and energy transfer between neutrals and ions. The high-latitude F-region is of particular focus.