An application of Parameterized Real-Time Ionospheric Specification Model to regional ionospheric specification
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 2001 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 36, Issue 5, pages 1255–1263, September-October 2001
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2001), An application of Parameterized Real-Time Ionospheric Specification Model to regional ionospheric specification, Radio Sci., 36(5), 1255–1263, doi:10.1029/2000RS002436., , , , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 NOV 2000
- Manuscript Received: 27 JAN 2000
We are currently utilizing the Parameterized Real-Time Ionospheric Specification Model (PRISM) as a platform for deriving real-time regional ionospheric specification. This application involves supporting PRISM with a limited set of real-time sensor input and obtaining from PRISM a specification of ionospheric densities over a region extending to a radius of 2000–3000 km. In the initial work on this effort we have examined both data assimilation and model validation techniques, on a regional basis. We seek improved techniques for regional ionospheric specification using primarily GPS and ionosonde data as model input and mechanisms for both after-the-fact and real-time assessment of the quality of the resulting specification. We will examine, for one region, data selection and application, data quality and accuracy, and approaches for obtaining a figure of merit on the specification product. We will present some results from a short regional test of these methods and discuss issues involved in generalizing to larger studies and other regions.