A steady-state F-region model and its use for satellite data analysis

S. M. Stankov


A steady-state mathematical model of the Earth's upper ionosphere and plasmasphere is presented. In the model the equations of continuity, momentum, and energy balance for O+, H+, and He+ ions are solved numerically along dipole magnetic field lines. As an extension of the model, a searching method is developed for de- termination of the boundary values in a self-consistent manner. Model results are compared with Atmosphere Explorer satellite measurements.


mathematical modelling;searching method;comparison with satellite measurements

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4401/ag-4024


Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN:  2037-416X