A Quantitative Model of Ionospheric Electron Density.
Final rept. Feb 75-Feb 78,
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ASTRONAUTICS CO HUNTINGTON BEACH CALIF
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This report summarizes work performed during the entire contract period. The general goal was to develop a quantitative global ionospheric electron density model that can be used to predict variations in the electron density. The model developed under this contract represents the electron density at all latitudes and local times, it is computationally fast and can be used in a predictive mode. The electron density model relies on physical input parameters that can be measured directly intensity of bands of the solar electromagnetic spectrum and the density of the solar wind. The model features include structure of the E, F1, and F2 layers, the day-night changes, the equatorial and seasonal anomalies and dependences on several forms of solar variability. Author
- Atmospheric Physics