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Ionospheric Space Weather Effects Monitotred by Simultaneous Ground and Space Based GNSS Measurements

Jakowski, N. and Wilken, V. and Schlüter, S. and Stankov, S. and Heise, S. (2004) Ionospheric Space Weather Effects Monitotred by Simultaneous Ground and Space Based GNSS Measurements. In: Proceedings. 1st General Assembly, Nice, April 25-30, 2004, Nice.

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Abstract

Space weather effects can degrade accuracy, reliability and availability of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). On the other hand, well established ground based and innovative space based GNSS measurements offer the unique chance for a permanent monitoring of the electron density structure of the global ionosphere / plasmasphere up to about 20000 km height. We discuss several space weather effects in the ionosphere such as strong perturbations in plasma density and distribution. To analyze these space weather effects we use 30s sampled measurements provided by the global GPS ground tracking network of the International GPS Service (IGS). Furthermore, to get a comprehensive view on ionospheric perturbations during some selected space weather events we analyze simultaneous GPS measurements onboard the CHAMP satellite. Whereas the ground based measurements show strong horizontal redistribution of plasma during ionospheric storms, the spaceborne measurements on CHAMP indicate a severe vertical redistribution of the ionospheric plasma during the selected events. The role of dynamical forces as meridional winds and electric fields is discussed. The results demonstrate that ground and space based GNSS measurements provide an excellent tool for monitoring the space weather impact on GNSS applications. A direct correlation between space weather events and phase degradation of GNSS signals for positioning has been found in 1 Hz sampled GPS and GLONASS data in the course of strong geomagnetic storms.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2004, monograph_id=1607-7962/gra/EGU04-A-05105,
Title:Ionospheric Space Weather Effects Monitotred by Simultaneous Ground and Space Based GNSS Measurements
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Jakowski, N.UNSPECIFIED
Wilken, V.UNSPECIFIED
Schlüter, S.UNSPECIFIED
Stankov, S.UNSPECIFIED
Heise, S.GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
Date:2004
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Ionosphere, Space Weather, GNSS, Monitoring
Event Title:1st General Assembly, Nice, April 25-30, 2004
Event Location:Nice
Event Type:international Conference
Organizer:European Geoscience Union
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignement
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):W -- no assignement (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:06 Jan 2010 21:26

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