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Analysis of Storm-Time Patterns in Topside Electron Density Reconstructions based on CHAMP Data

Mayer, Christoph and Jakowski, Norbert (2006) Analysis of Storm-Time Patterns in Topside Electron Density Reconstructions based on CHAMP Data. Kleinheubacher Tagung 2006, 2006-09-25 - 2006-09-29, Miltenberg (Germany).


Official URL: http://meetings.copernicus.org/KH2006/


Space-based GPS measurements onboard Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites provide a unique possibility for exploring space-weather effects in the ionosphere/ plasmasphere system. The CHAMP satellite mission has yielded more than 200,000 vertical electron density profiles from radio-occultation measurements. Furthermore, a three-dimensional imaging of the electron density distribution of the topside ionosphere between CHAMP and GPS orbit height is performed by using TEC data derived from navigation measurements of the zenith-viewing antenna onboard CHAMP. Studying the topside reconstructions by epoche analysis of ionospheric storms, we observed a variable plasmapause position as a function of the storm development. Difference plots of the electron density distribution with respect to the corresponding medians indicated an enhanced plasmaspheric electron content at the day side just before the storm onset defined by DST. At the night side, an inward motion of the plasmaspause is seen immediately after storm onset. This is probably due to a compression of the plasmasphere by storm-induced magnetospheric electric fields.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/58490/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Analysis of Storm-Time Patterns in Topside Electron Density Reconstructions based on CHAMP Data
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Date:September 2006
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:GNSS, CHAMP, Topside, storm time epoch analyis
Event Title:Kleinheubacher Tagung 2006
Event Location:Miltenberg (Germany)
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:2006-09-25 - 2006-09-29
Organizer:U.R.S.I. Landesausschuss Deutschland e.V.
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: Neustrelitz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Navigation
Deposited By: Mayer, Dr. Christoph
Deposited On:30 Mar 2009
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:24

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