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A new campaign for oblique-incidence ionospheric sounding over Europe and its data application

Zolesi, B; Fontana, G; Perrone, L; Pietrella, M; Romano, V; Tutone, G; ... Angling, MJ; + view all (2008) A new campaign for oblique-incidence ionospheric sounding over Europe and its data application. In: JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS. (pp. 854 - 865). PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD

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Abstract

New systematic oblique ionospheric radio sounding measurements over Central Europe, concerning the radio links between Inskip (UK, 53.5 degrees N, 2.5 degrees W) and Rome (Italy, 41.8 degrees N, 12.5 degrees E) and between Inskip and Chania (Greece, 35.7 degrees N, 24.0 degrees E), have been performed since November 2003.Different long-term (i.e. monthly median) ionospheric predictions and nowcasting techniques have been applied and compared with the oblique-incidence radio sounding measurements.The MUF (basic maximum usable frequency) measurements observed during the early part of the experiment have been used to compare the performances of different methods. The preliminary analysis has shown good performances for the long-term prediction models, in particular in winter months for ICEPAC (ionospheric communications enhanced profile analysis and circuit) and in equinox/summer months for ASAPS (advanced stand-alone prediction system) and SIRM&LKW (simplified ionospheric regional model & lockwood). The nowcasting methods SIRMUP&LKW (SIRM updating method & lockwood) and ISWIRM (instantaneous space weighted ionospheric regional model) reveal good results for moderate and disturbed geomagnetic conditions when compared with the long-term prediction methods. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:A new campaign for oblique-incidence ionospheric sounding over Europe and its data application
Event:General Assembly of the European-Geosciences-Union
Location:Vienna, AUSTRIA
Dates:2006-04-02 - 2006-04-07
DOI:10.1016/j.jastp.2007.02.015
Keywords:ionosphere, monthly median models, nowcasting models, oblique radio sounding, REGIONAL MODEL
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Earth Sciences

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