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Title: Total electron content and F-region electron density distribution near the magnetic equator in India
Authors: Rastogi, R. G
Sethia, G
Chandra, H
Deshpande, M. R
Davies, K
Murthy, B. S
Keywords: Equatorial Atmosphere;F Region;Ionospheric Electron Density;Diurnal Variations;F 2 Region;Radiosondes;Vertical Distribution
Issue Date: Jun-1979
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Citation: Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, Vol. 41, No. 6, pp. 561 - 564
Abstract: Total electron content derived from the group delay measurements of ATS-6 radio beacons received at Ootacamund (India) are compared with the electron-density vs height distributions derived from the ionosonde data of the nearby station Kodaikanal. The daily variation of equivalent vertical total electron content does not show the midday bite out which is so prominently present in the corresponding daily variation of the maximum F-region electron density. The topside electron content continues to increase from sunrise to a maximum value around 1500 LT, while the bottomside electron content reaches a maximum value around 0500 LT. Daily variations of these as well as other parameters, e.g. the vertical slab thickness, the bottomside semi-thickness, the height of the F2 peak have been also studied for a geomagnetically quiet and a disturbed day.
Description: Restricted Access
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2248/4883
ISSN: 0021-9169
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