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Model study of the midlatitude ionospheric response to the strong geomagnetic storm of September 25, 1998
Author(s): Anatoly V. Tashchilin; Elena B. Romanova; Boris G. Shpynev
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Paper Abstract

From September 25 to 27, 1998, a strong geomagnetic storm occurred, during which the planetary index of geomagnetic activity Kp was as high as approximately 8.5, and Dst was approximately -207 nT. During the concerned storm, the Irkutsk Incoherent Scatter Radar measured height-time variations of electron density, electron and ion temperatures and plasma drift line-of-sight velocities. An interpretation of the measurements involved comparing them with results of calculations in terms of a numerical model of the ionosphere and plasmasphere. It was shown that the measured variations of such ionospheric parameters as the electron density, electron and ion temperatures, as well as ion fluxes along the geomagnetic field are reasonably accurately reproduced in model calculations. Furthermore, the ionospheric response to the magnetic storm under consideration was controlled mainly by a disturbance in the composition of the neutral atmosphere. The enhancement of the horizontal wind left the ionospheric response essentially unaffected as a consequence of what occurred in the morning hours when the ion production sources were insufficiently intense.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4678, Eighth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, (28 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.458481
Show Author Affiliations
Anatoly V. Tashchilin, Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (Russia)
Elena B. Romanova, Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (Russia)
Boris G. Shpynev, Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4678:
Eighth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics

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