Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Poster)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM04] Space Weather, Space Climate, and VarSITI

Sun. May 22, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Ryuho Kataoka(National Institute of Polar Research), Antti Pulkkinen(NASA GSFC), Yusuke Ebihara(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Toshifumi Shimizu(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA), Ayumi Asai(Unit for Synergetic Studies of Space, Kyoto University), Hidekatsu Jin(National Institude of Information and Communications Technology), Tatsuhiko Sato(Japan Atomic Energy Agency), Kanya Kusano(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Hiroko Miyahara(College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University), Kiminori Itoh(Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University), Kazuo Shiokawa(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Takuji Nakamura(National Institute of Polar Research), Shigeo Yoden(Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Kiyoshi Ichimoto(Kwasan and Hida Observatories, Kyoto University), Mamoru Ishii(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[PEM04-P19] Ionospheric Data Assimilation Model by Using Radio Occultation and Ground-based GPS Observations

*CHIYEN LIN1, Tomoko Matsuo2,3, Jann-Yenq Liu1, Charles Lin4, Ho-Fang Tsai4 (1.Graduate Institute of Space Science, National Central University, TAIWAN, 2.Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, USA, 3.Space Weather Prediction Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA, 4.Department of Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, TAIWAN)

Keywords:Ionosphere, Data Assimilation, FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC

Ionospheric data assimilation is a powerful approach to reconstruct the three-dimensional distribution of ionospheric electron density from various types of observations. The ionospheric data assimilation model based on the Gauss-Markov Kalman filter with the International Reference Ionosphere as the background model is used to assimilate two different types of total electron content (TEC) observations from ground-based GPS and space-based FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC (F3/C) radio occultation (RO). The new satellite mission FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 (F7/C2) will place 12 micro satellites in orbits with two launches in 2016 and 2018, the satellite mission is expected to yield more than 8,000 RO observation per day. The Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) of assimilating FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 (F7/C2) RO and ground-based GPS data in the data assimilation model are implemented in the study, the OSSEs results demonstrate that the F7/C2 RO data can increase model accuracy more than assimilating F3/C RO data. The new ionospheric data assimilation model that employs the location-dependent background model error covariance, Kalman filter forecast step, and Kalman filter measurement update step could reconstruct the three-dimensional ionospheric electron density distribution satisfactorily from both ground- and space-based GPS observations.