Convenor: Subramanian Gurubaran (India)
Co-Convenors: Inez Batista (Brazil), Nanan Balan (UK)

Tides play an important role in coupling the various regions of the atmosphere and ionosphere. Recent observational and modelling efforts have brought in newer aspects of this coupling. This session will focus on those aspects of atmosphere-ionospheric coupling in which tides have a major role to play. In particular, we solicit results that advance our understanding of the electrodynamical processes at low latitudes using a variety of ground-based and satellite observations and whole atmosphere models.

Focus will be on the role of tides in determining the spatio-temporal variabilities of low latitude ionospheric current systems (Sq and EEJ) and large-scale plasma structures and instabilities.