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Solar activity impact on the Earth’s upper atmosphere

Kutiev, Ivan and Tsagouri, Ioanna and Perrone, Loredana and Pancheva, Dora and Mukhtarov, Plamen and Mikhailov, Andrei and Lastovicka, Jan and Jakowski, Norbert and Buresova, Dalia and Blanch, Estefania and Andonov, Borislav and Altadill, David and Magdaleno, Sergio and Parisi, Mario and Torta, Juan Miquel (2013) Solar activity impact on the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate, 3 (A06). EDP Sciences. DOI: 10.1051/swsc/2013028 ISSN 2115-7251


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The paper describes results of the studies devoted to the solar activity impact on the Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere, conducted within the frame of COST ES0803 Action. Aim: The aim of the paper is to represent results coming from different research groups in a unified form, aligning their specific topics into the general context of the subject. Methods: The methods used in the paper are based on data-driven analysis. Specific databases are used for spectrum analysis, empirical modeling, electron density profile reconstruction, and forecasting techniques. Results: Results are grouped in three sections: Medium- and long-term ionospheric response to the changes in solar and geomagnetic activity, storm-time ionospheric response to the solar and geomagnetic forcing, and modeling and forecasting techniques. Section 1 contains five subsections with results on 27-day response of low-latitude ionosphere to solar extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) radiation, response to the recurrent geomagnetic storms, long-term trends in the upper atmosphere, latitudinal dependence of total electron content on EUV changes, and statistical analysis of ionospheric behavior during prolonged period of solar activity. Section 2 contains a study of ionospheric variations induced by recurrent CIR-driven storm, a case-study of polar cap absorption due to an intense CME, and a statistical study of geographic distribution of so-called E-layer dominated ionosphere. Section 3 comprises empirical models for describing and forecasting TEC, the F-layer critical frequency foF2, and the height of maximum plasma density. A study evaluates the usefulness of effective sunspot number in specifying the ionosphere state. An original method is presented, which retrieves the basic thermospheric parameters from ionospheric sounding data.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/81436/
Document Type:Article
Title:Solar activity impact on the Earth’s upper atmosphere
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Tsagouri, IoannaNOA/AthensUNSPECIFIED
Perrone, LoredanaINGV, RomeUNSPECIFIED
Pancheva, DoraBAS, SofiaUNSPECIFIED
Mukhtarov, PlamenBAS, SofiaUNSPECIFIED
Mikhailov, AndreiIZMIRAN, MoscowUNSPECIFIED
Lastovicka, JanIAP, PragueUNSPECIFIED
Jakowski, NorbertDLR, NeustrelitzUNSPECIFIED
Buresova, DaliaIAP, PragueUNSPECIFIED
Blanch, EstefaniaEbro ObservatoryUNSPECIFIED
Andonov, BorislavBAS, SofiaUNSPECIFIED
Altadill, DavidEbro ObservatoryUNSPECIFIED
Magdaleno, SergioINTA, HuelvaUNSPECIFIED
Parisi, MarioUniv. degli Studi, RomaUNSPECIFIED
Torta, Juan MiquelEbro ObservatoryUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2013
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1051/swsc/2013028
Belehaki, AnnaNOA, Athens
Lilensten, JeanInstitut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble
Publisher:EDP Sciences
Keywords:ionosphere – solar activity – storm – total electron content – data analysis
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:02 Apr 2013 10:30
Last Modified:27 Feb 2015 16:09

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