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The use of DORIS as a tool to study the Earth ionosphere

Warnant, R. and Morel, L. and Stankov, S. M. and Jodogne, J. C. and Nebdi, H. and Jakowski, N. (2003) The use of DORIS as a tool to study the Earth ionosphere. IDS Analysis Workshop, 2003-02-20 - 2003-02-21, Marne la Vallee, France.

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Space Geodetic techniques based on dual frequency signals have already proven their usefulness for the study of the ionosphere and are nowadays widely used by the ionosphere community. The so-called “geometric free” combination of the measurements made on these dual frequency signals allows to retrieve the Total Electron Content which is the integral of the electron concentration along the receiver-to-satellite path from the bottom of the ionosphere (about 50 km) up to the altitude of the satellite considered. This geodetic technique does not give a direct access to the electron concentration which is the most interesting data for ionospherists. Nevertheless, the combination of several techniques at the same location allows to retrieve more detailed information. The paper illustrates the interest of such collocations for ionospheric studies. First, the collocation of GPS (altitude 20 000 km) and DORIS (altitude from 800 to 1336 km) allows to give information about the integrated electron content of the protonosphere (ionised atmosphere above 1 000 km) by simply making the difference between GPS and DORIS electron contents. In addition, the collocation of GPS, DORIS and an ionosonde allows to retrieve the electron concentration profile which could be used to validate ionospheric models. The installation of a DORIS beacon at the Geophysical Centre of Dourbes (Belgium) would allow to take profit of such a collocation.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The use of DORIS as a tool to study the Earth ionosphere
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Warnant, R.Royal Observatory of Belgium
Morel, L.Ecole Supérieure des Géomètres Topographes
Jodogne, J. C.Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
Nebdi, H.Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
Date:February 2003
Keywords:Ionosphere, GPS, TEC
Event Title:IDS Analysis Workshop
Event Location:Marne la Vallee, France
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2003-02-20 - 2003-02-21
Organizer:Institut Géographique National de France
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: Dr. Stanimir Stankov
Deposited On:14 Nov 2006
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 23:43

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