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

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S. M. Stankov

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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.

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Stankov, S. M. (1996) “A steady-state F-region model and its use for satellite data analysis”, Annals of Geophysics, 39(5). doi: 10.4401/ag-4024.
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