Seasonal variations of the ionospheric total electron content in Asian equatorial anomaly regions

Ho Fang Tsai, Jann Yenq Liu, Wei Hsiung Tsai, Chao Han Liu, Ching Liang Tseng, Chin Chun Wu

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摘要

The ionospheric total electron contents (TEC) in both northern and southern equatorial anomaly regions are examined by using the Global Positioning System (GPS) in Asian area. The TEC contour charts obtained at YMSM (25.2° N, 121.6° E; 14.0° N geomagnetic) and DGAR (7.3° S, 72.4° E; 16.2° S geomagnetic) stations in 1997, solar minimum, are investigated. It is found that the ionospheric crests manifest remarkable seasonal variations. The TEC values on both northern and southern equatorial anomaly crests yield their maximum values during the vernal and autumnal months, but the winter anomaly does not appear in the southern region. Results show that both crests are fully developed around midday in winter, postnoon in equinoxes and late afternoon in summer, and the two crests move significantly equatorward in winter but slightly poleward in summer and autumn. These phenomena can be fully explained by a combined theory of the transequatorial netural wind, the subsolar point, and the auroral equatorward wind.

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文章編號2001JA001107
頁(從 - 到)30363-30369
頁數7
期刊Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
106
發行號A12
DOIs
出版狀態已出版 - 1 12月 2001

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