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Authors: Miró Amarante, G.*
Radicella, S. M.*
Nava, B.*
Coïsson, P.*
Title: Validation of a method for ionospheric electron density reconstruction by means of vertical incidence data during quiet and storm periods
Issue Date: 2005
Series/Report no.: 48 (2)
Keywords: electron density model
vertical incidence ionograms
ionospheric data ingestion
Abstract: A preliminary validation of the technique developed using the NeQuick ionospheric model and the «effective ionization parameter» Az, based on vertical total electron content data ingestion, was carried out in a previous study. The current study was performed to extend the analyzed conditions and confirm the results. The method to validate this technique is based on a comparison between hourly F2 peak values measured with Vertical Incidence (VI) soundings and those calculated with the new technique. Data corresponding to different hours and seasons (equinox, summer solstice, and winter solstice) during the period 2000-2003 (high and medium solar activity conditions) were compared for all available ionosonde stations. The results show a good agreement between foF2 and hmF2 values obtained with the new technique and measurements from vertical incidence soundings during quiet and storms conditions.
Appears in Collections:01.02.06. Instruments and techniques
Annals of Geophysics

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