A mid-latitude E-layer peak height model

G. S. Ivanov-Kholodny, P. V. Kishcha, T. G. Zhivolup

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Abstract

While the E-layer peak height is given in the IRI-95 model as a constant equal to 110 km this is not confirmed by the rocket and incoherent scattering radar data. In fact the E-layer peak height at mid latitudes is constant only a certain time around noon. The proposed model is based on averaged measurements of the E-layer peak height made by the mid-latitude radar of Kharkov Institute of Ionosphere for different zenith angles, seasons and solar activities from which a new software has been developed. Distinct from other models the new one for all seasons gives more accurate values for the E-layer peak height in the vicinity of local noon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-770
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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