A Phenomenological Model of Global Ionospheric Electron Density in the E, Fl, and F2 Regions.
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AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS
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A global phenomenological model of the large scale variations of ionospheric electron density with the annual, diurnal and solar activity cycles has been constructed from monthly-averaged hourly ionospheric sounding data from some 50 stations spanning the years 1957-1970 as provided by World Data Center A, Boulder, Colorado. The model, summarizing the data in simple empirical formulae and thus requiring little computer storage, is specifically for global thermospheric and ionospheric dynamical calculations such as ion drag, Joule heating and atmospheric dynamo effects which require electron or ion densities as essential inputs. Extensive comparison of the model with data and with other models is discussed. Author
- Atmospheric Physics