Model based Computerized Ionospheric Tomography in space and time


Tuna H., Arikan O., ARIKAN F.

ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH, cilt.61, sa.8, ss.2057-2073, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.asr.2018.01.031
  • Dergi Adı: ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2057-2073

Özet

Reconstruction of the ionospheric electron density distribution in space and time not only provide basis for better understanding the physical nature of the ionosphere, but also provide improvements in various applications including HF communication. Recently developed IONOLAB-CIT technique provides physically admissible 3D model of the ionosphere by using both Slant Total Electron Content (STEC) measurements obtained from a GPS satellite - receiver network and IRI-Plas model. IONOLAB-CIT technique optimizes IRI-Plas model parameters in the region of interest such that the synthetic STEC computations obtained from the IRI-Plas model are in accordance with the actual STEC measurements. In this work, the IONOLAB-CIT technique is extended to provide reconstructions both in space and time. This extension exploits the temporal continuity of the ionosphere to provide more reliable reconstructions with a reduced computational load. The proposed 4D-IONOLAB-CIT technique is validated on real measurement data obtained from TNPGN-Active GPS receiver network in Turkey. (C) 2018 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.