Comparison of analytical functions used to describe topside electron density profiles with satellite data

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C. Fonda
P. Coïsson
B. Nava
S. M. Radicella

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Electron density models of the ionosphere use different analytical formulations for the electron density vertical
profile in the topside. The present paper compares some single-layer topside analytical descriptions (Chapman,
Epstein, modified Epstein used in the NeQuick model) with experimental topside profiles obtained from measurements
of IK19 and ISIS2 satellites. The limits of height range and shape for each formulation are described
and analyzed and suggestions for the use of multiple layers solution to reproduce experimental results are given.

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Fonda C, Coïsson P, Nava B, Radicella SM. Comparison of analytical functions used to describe topside electron density profiles with satellite data. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 2005Dec.25 [cited 2021Oct.26];48(3). Available from: https://www.annalsofgeophysics.eu/index.php/annals/article/view/3213
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