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The dynamic regime of the ionospheric E-region as observed at Irkutsk
Author(s): Venedict F. Petrukhin; Evgenij A. Ponomarev; Victor D. Kokourov; Nicolaj A. Sutyrin
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Paper Abstract

Presented are the results derived from analyzing the observations of horizontal ionospheric drifts at the ionspheric E-region heights. The observations were made during 1958-1982 using the method of spaced receivers at vertical-incidence radio soundings. The observational data were analyzed separately for the regular E-layer and for the sporadic Es-layer. The complex character of the dynamic regime in this region of space is emphasized. Inspection of the data suggests that the sporadic Es-features are fully involved in the drifts of regular layers. The difference of the horizontal drift parameters implies that for the regular E-layer the north-eastern directions occur by 0-15% more frequently when compared with the drifts of the sporadic Es-layer. It is pointed out that with increasing geomagnetic activity, there is an increase of the probability of the north-eastward transport. The mean value of the modulus of the drift velocity vectory in different directions is 100-110 m/s. The azimuth of the drift velocity vector changes clockwise on a diurnal scale. In this case the prevailing drift directions differ both in seasons and in the dayside and nightside ionosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5397, Tenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics. Part II: Laser Sensing and Atmospheric Physics, (23 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548655
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Venedict F. Petrukhin, Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (Russia)
Evgenij A. Ponomarev, Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (Russia)
Victor D. Kokourov, Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (Russia)
Nicolaj A. Sutyrin, Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5397:
Tenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics. Part II: Laser Sensing and Atmospheric Physics
Gennadii G. Matvienko; Georgii M. Krekov, Editor(s)

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