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Plasmaspheric electron content derived from GPS TEC and digisonde ionograms

Belehaki, A. and Jakowski, N. and Reinisch, B.W. (2004) Plasmaspheric electron content derived from GPS TEC and digisonde ionograms. Advances in Space Research, 33 (6), pp. 833-837.

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The plasmaspheric electron content is extracted from the residuals of GPS-derived TEC measurements from estimates of the electron content obtained by a ground-based ionosonde at Athens (38°N, 23.5°E) over a 12-month time period. The plasmaspheric electron content exhibits a diurnal variation with a morning minimum and an evening maximum, which can be explained in terms of ionospheric–plasmaspheric ionization exchange, while its response during geomagnetic storms shows clear signature of depletion and successive replenishment following the storm activity. Finally, the comparison of the ionospheric and total slab thickness variation and the estimate of the percentage contribution of the plasmasphere to the total electron content demonstrates the importance of the plasmasphere in ionospheric studies, especially during night hours

Document Type:Article
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2004,
Title:Plasmaspheric electron content derived from GPS TEC and digisonde ionograms
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Belehaki, A.National Observatory of Athens, Greece
Reinisch, B.W.University of Massachusetts, USA
Journal or Publication Title:Advances in Space Research
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 833-837
Keywords:Total electron content, Plasmasphere, GPS, Ionosonde
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:no assignement
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):other
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 21:27

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