IRI-Plas Optimization Based Ionospheric Tomography

Cilibas O., SEZEN U., ARIKAN F., Gulyaeva T.

16th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION), İstanbul, Turkey, 9 - 12 July 2013, pp.1645-1649 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1645-1649
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Ionosphere plays an important role in High Frequency (HF) communications. In this paper, Global Ionospheric Maps (GIM) of Total Electron Content (TEC), maximum ionization height (hmF2) and critical frequency (foF2) of F2-layer are presented. These maps are obtained from the Nonlinear Least Squares (NLSQ) optimization of the International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) model extended to the Plasmasphere (IRI-Plas) using the one-hour resolution GIM-TEC (UHR) maps provided by the Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC) as the reference input.