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Multi-scale model of the ionosphere from the combination of modern space-geodetic satellite techniques

Schmidt, M. and Dettmering, D. and Liang, W. and Hugentobler, U. and Limberger, M. and Jakowski, N. and Hoque, M.M. (2011) Multi-scale model of the ionosphere from the combination of modern space-geodetic satellite techniques. EGU General Assembly, 3.-8. April 2011, Wien, Österreich.

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Abstract

Near real-time high resolution and high precision ionosphere models are used for a large number of applications e.g. in navigation, positioning, telecommunications or astronautics. Today these ionosphere models are mostly empirical, i.e. based purely on mathematical approaches. However, the complex phenomena within the ionosphere can only be detected under the consideration of the physical context. In this paper we present the basic structure of a model for the electron density of the ionosphere, which will be developed by a cooperation of DGFI Munich, the Institute of Astronomical and Physical Geodesy (IAPG) of the Technical University Munich (TUM) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Neustrelitz. This model will be based on series expansions in terms of physics-motivated mathematical functions such as the Chapman function. Based on the expertise of the three project partners on effective modelling, the new ionosphere model will be characterized by a quality satisfying the high demands of the users. For testing the procedure the model will be applied to an appropriate region in South America, which covers relevant ionospheric processes ans phenomena such as the Equatorial Anomaly. The main features of the project are (1) the consideration of physics-motivated modelling approaches, which are introduced in the multi-dimensional ionosphere model by means of appropriate mathematical base functions, (2) the estimation of the model parameters from the combination of various space-geodetic techniques, such as terrestrial and space-based GPS observations, altimetry and/or VLBI as well as (3) the transformation of the results into a multi-scale representation. The latter step allows both an effective data compression necessary for handling the huge ionosphere data sets and near real-time applications.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/71789/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Multi-scale model of the ionosphere from the combination of modern space-geodetic satellite techniques
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schmidt, M.DGFIUNSPECIFIED
Dettmering, D.DGFIUNSPECIFIED
Liang, W.DGFIUNSPECIFIED
Hugentobler, U.TUMUNSPECIFIED
Limberger, M.TUMUNSPECIFIED
Jakowski, N.DLRUNSPECIFIED
Hoque, M.M.DLRUNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2011
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Ionosphere, electron density, modelling, reconstruction, GNSS
Event Title:EGU General Assembly
Event Location:Wien, Österreich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:3.-8. April 2011
Organizer:EGU
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
Location: Neustrelitz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Navigation
Deposited By: Jakowski, Dr.rer.nat. Norbert
Deposited On:22 Nov 2011 08:32
Last Modified:22 Nov 2011 08:32

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