A model for spatial-temporal variations in the height of the ionospheric F2 region maximum in the main ionospheric trough (MIT) zone was developed via statistical analysis of data of external sounding of the subauroral ionosphere, obtained by the Intercosmos 19 satellite. This model is based on the IRI 90 model for hm F2 and on a set of correcting factors depending on the level of magnetic activity and invariant latitude. Correction of the global ionosphere model IRI for the MIT zone allows us to reduce modeling error by half.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Geomagnetism and Aeronomy|
|State||Published - 1996|