Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

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

[P-EM11] Effects of recurrent storms: from the heliosphere to the atmosphere

Thu. May 24, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 303 (3F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:ALEXEI DMITRIEV(Institute of Space Science, National Central University, Jungli City, Taiwan), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Chairperson:Miyoshi Yoshizumi(ISEE, Nagoya University)

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

[PEM11-03] Statistical analysis of extreme ionospheric disturbances and their relation to geomagnetic and meteorological activity 555561

★Invited Papers

*Konstantin Ratovsky1, Irina Medvedeva1, Maxim Klimenko2,3, Nikolay Chirik2,3, ALEXEI DMITRIEV4,5, Alla Suvorova4,5 (1.Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics SB RAS, 2.West Department of Pushkov IZMIRAN, RAS, 3.Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, 4.National Central University, 5.Moscow State University)

Keywords:ionosphere, recurrent storms, meteorological activity

We study statistics of extreme ionospheric disturbances at Irkutsk (52N, 104E) and Kaliningrad (54N, 20E). The statistics is based on the datasets of F2 peak electron density (NmF2) from Irkutsk and Kaliningrad ionosondes. The NmF2 disturbances are the percentage of differences between the observed NmF2 (NmF2obs) and the 27-day sliding median value (NmF2med): dNmF2(%) = (NmF2obs - NmF2med)/NmF2 med 100%. As extreme NmF2 disturbances we consider cases when dNmF2 > 150%, i.e. the observed NmF2 is larger than the median by at least 2.5 times. As a rule, such extreme events are observed during winter (November-February) nights, not more than one night per month (the exception is January 2005, when 4 extreme nights were observed during the month). The purpose of this study is to find the relation of extreme ionospheric events to manifestations of geomagnetic and meteorological activity. As sources of meteorological activity we consider sudden stratospheric warmings that mainly occur in January-February. As sources of geomagnetic activity we consider recurrent storms that mainly occur about 3 times per month (the exception is January 2005, when 6 recurrent storms were observed during the month). It was found that the extreme ionospheric disturbances are often observed during recurrent ionospheric storms but not every recurrent storm is accompanied by the extreme ionospheric disturbances.
The reported study was funded by RFBR and MOST according to the Russian-Taiwanese joint research project 18-55-52006 MHT_a. Experimental data recorded by the Angara Multiaccess Center facilities of ISTP SB RAS were used. 556562