NSSC OpenIR  > 空间科学部
Topside ionospheric Vary-Chap scale height retrieved from the COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 data at midlatitudes
Wang, Sicheng; Huang, Sixun; Fang, Hanxian; Huang, SX (reprint author), PLA Univ Sci & Technol, Inst Meteorol & Oceanog, Nanjing 211101, Jiangsu, Peoples R China.
Department空间科学部
Source PublicationADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH
2015
Volume56Issue:5Pages:893-899
ISSN0273-1177
Language英语
KeywordVary-chap Scale Height Topside Ionosphere At midlAtitudes Iri-2012 Model
AbstractAn alpha-Chapman function with a continuously varying scale height can be used to describe the topside F2 vertical electron density profile that seamlessly connects the ionosphere with the plasmasphere. The local time, seasonal, latitudinal and longitudinal variations of the Vary-Chap scale heights (VCSHs) in 2007 at midlatitudes are investigated using the electron density profiles retrieved from the COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 ionospheric radio occultation observations. The results show that the VCSHs at 400-550 km have prominent attitudinal dependence and diurnal, seasonal variations, and are not tightly correlated with the neutral or plasma-scale heights. The values of the VCSHs in the daytime are larger than those in the nighttime in spring, autumn and winter, comparable and even larger nighttime ones can be detected in summer. The VCSHs change slowly from the midnight to predawn and change abruptly around the sunrise, and the daytime maximum are in winter and the minimum are in summer. In the midlatitudes, the daytime VCSHs decrease with latitude, while at nighttime, the latitudinal changes of VCSHs are not so distinct. The daytime VCSHs in northern hemisphere are larger than those in southern hemisphere. The VCSHs have complicated longitudinal variations and no obvious wavelike structures. What is more, the IRI-2012 model is capable of reproducing the trend of the diurnal, seasonal and latitudinal VCSH variations. But the values have large differences with those retrieved from the COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 data. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Indexed BySCI ; EI
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nssc.ac.cn/handle/122/4631
Collection空间科学部
Corresponding AuthorHuang, SX (reprint author), PLA Univ Sci & Technol, Inst Meteorol & Oceanog, Nanjing 211101, Jiangsu, Peoples R China.
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Wang, Sicheng,Huang, Sixun,Fang, Hanxian,et al. Topside ionospheric Vary-Chap scale height retrieved from the COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 data at midlatitudes[J]. ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH,2015,56(5):893-899.
APA Wang, Sicheng,Huang, Sixun,Fang, Hanxian,&Huang, SX .(2015).Topside ionospheric Vary-Chap scale height retrieved from the COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 data at midlatitudes.ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH,56(5),893-899.
MLA Wang, Sicheng,et al."Topside ionospheric Vary-Chap scale height retrieved from the COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 data at midlatitudes".ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH 56.5(2015):893-899.
Files in This Item: Download All
File Name/Size DocType Version Access License
2015565893.pdf(649KB) 开放获取CC BY-NC-SAView Download
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Wang, Sicheng]'s Articles
[Huang, Sixun]'s Articles
[Fang, Hanxian]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Wang, Sicheng]'s Articles
[Huang, Sixun]'s Articles
[Fang, Hanxian]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Wang, Sicheng]'s Articles
[Huang, Sixun]'s Articles
[Fang, Hanxian]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
File name: 2015565893.pdf
Format: Adobe PDF
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.