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Plasmaspheric electron density estimation based on COMISC/FORMOSAT-3 data

Prol, Fabricio and Hoque, Mohammed Mainul (2020) Plasmaspheric electron density estimation based on COMISC/FORMOSAT-3 data. EGU General Assembly 2020, 2020-05-04 - 2020-05-08, Online. doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-7526.

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The plasmasphere is a region of continuous study due to some open questions related to the plasmaspheric internal dynamics, boundaries, and coupling processes with the magnetosphere and ionosphere, in particular during space weather events. Given such interests, the results of a new tomographic method to estimate the plasmaspheric electron density will be presented. The tomographic reconstruction is applied using measurements of Total Electron Content (TEC) from the Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers aboard the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate / Formosa Satellite Mission 3 (COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3). Despite relevant challenges imposed by the orbital geometry to obtain stable electron density reconstructions of a large area such as the plasmasphere, the developed approach was capable of representing the natural variability of the plasma ambient in terms of geographic/geomagnetic latitude, altitude, solar activity, season, and local time. The quality assessment was carried out using two years of in-situ electron density measurements from spacecraft deployed by the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP). Our investigation revealed that improvements over 20% can be achieved for electron density specification by TEC data assimilation into background ionization.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/135166/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Title:Plasmaspheric electron density estimation based on COMISC/FORMOSAT-3 data
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Prol, FabricioUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7206-1705UNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:COSMIC; Electron Density; Tomography; GPS; Plasmasphere; Ionosphere; DMSP
Event Title:EGU General Assembly 2020
Event Location:Online
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:4 May 2020
Event End Date:8 May 2020
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Communication and Navigation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R KN - Kommunikation und Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Ionosphäre (old)
Location: Neustrelitz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Solar-Terrestrial Physics > Space Weather Observation
Deposited By: Dos Santos Prol, Fabricio
Deposited On:01 Oct 2020 11:19
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:37

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