Statistical model of the D region
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1979 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 14, Issue 6, pages 1165–1173, November-December 1979
How to Cite
1979), Statistical model of the D region, Radio Sci., 14(6), 1165–1173, doi:10.1029/RS014i006p01165.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 31 MAY 1978
A collection of some 700 experimental D-region electron density profiles has been digitized and made easily computer accessible. By using these profiles the density at a given height has been determined and modeled as a function of solar zenith angle, sunspot number, latitude, season, and magnetic index. Expressions have been obtained for the density at heights from 55 to 90 km. It is found that the effects of the different parameters of the model vary with height. Magnetic effects, for example, are more important above 80 km, while latitude effects are most important at 60 km.