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Spectral Analysis of Planetary Waves seen in Ionospheric Total Electron Content (TEC): First Results using GPS differential TEC and Stratospheric Reanalyses

Borries, Claudia and Jakowski, Norbert and Jacobi, Christoph and Hoffmann, Peter and Pogoreltsev, Alexander (2006) Spectral Analysis of Planetary Waves seen in Ionospheric Total Electron Content (TEC): First Results using GPS differential TEC and Stratospheric Reanalyses. JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS. Elsevier. ISSN 1364-6826.

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Abstract

The coupling of the neutral atmosphere and the ionosphere through planetary waves (zonal wavenumber 0-5) is investigated by spherical harmonic analyses of the ionospheric total electron content (TEC). These analyses detect mean variations, standing and travelling waves which are assumed to be signatures of planetary waves. Data base used for TEC analyses are three years of hourly regional TEC maps covering the higher middle and polar latitudes. They are regularly produced by DLR Neustrelitz. The obtained results are compared with planetary wave analyses using NCEP/NCAR and Met Office stratospheric reanalyses. Case studies show that signatures of planetary waves occur simultaneously in the middle atmosphere and ionosphere.

Document Type:Article
Title:Spectral Analysis of Planetary Waves seen in Ionospheric Total Electron Content (TEC): First Results using GPS differential TEC and Stratospheric Reanalyses
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Borries, ClaudiaUNSPECIFIED
Jakowski, NorbertUNSPECIFIED
Jacobi, ChristophInstitute for Meteorology, University of Leipzig
Hoffmann, PeterInstitute for Meteorology, University of Leipzig
Pogoreltsev, AlexanderRussian State Hydrometeorological University, St. Petersburg
Date:2006
Journal or Publication Title:JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Lotko, W.UNSPECIFIED
Plane, J.M.C.UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1364-6826
Status:Published
Keywords:Ionosphere, Planetary Waves, Coupling, Stratosphere, TEC
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Ionosphärenerkundung (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation
Deposited By: Claudia Borries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2007
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 23:38

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