Research Letters

The applicability of existing topside ionospheric models to the South African region

P. Sibanda, L.A. McKinnell
South African Journal of Science | Vol 105, No 9/10 | a117 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajs.v105i9/10.117 | © 2010 P. Sibanda, L.A. McKinnell | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 January 2010 | Published: 20 January 2010

About the author(s)

P. Sibanda, Department of Physics and Electronics, Rhodes University, Hermanus Magnetic Observatory, South Africa
L.A. McKinnell, Department of Physics and Electronics, Rhodes University, Hermanus Magnetic Observatory, South Africa

Full Text:

PDF (484KB)

Abstract

The modelling of the electron density profile (Ne) for the topside ionosphere is challenging due to the limited availability of measured data. Over the past few years, a range of approaches to topside ionospheric modelling and representation of the Ne variation over the topside altitude range have been developed. This paper presents various topside ionospheric modelling efforts and describes their applicability for the South African region.

Keywords

No related keywords in the metadata.

Metrics

Total abstract views: 1129
Total article views: 678

Reader Comments

Before posting a comment, read our privacy policy.

Post a comment (login required)

Crossref Citations

No related citations found.