Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

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

[P-EM14] Recent Advances in Ionosphere Observation and Modeling for Monitoring and Forecast

Thu. May 24, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 301B (3F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Charles Lin(Department of Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University), Yang-Yi Sun(China University of Geosciences, Institute of Geophysics and Geomatics), Chairperson:Lin Charles, Sun Yang-Yi

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

[PEM14-09] Nighttime Medium-Scale Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances From Airglow Imager and Global Navigation Satellite Systems Observations

*Fuqing Huang1, Jiuhou Lei1, Xiankang Dou1, Xiaoli Luan1, Jiahao Zhong1 (1.School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China)

Keywords:Beidou GEO TEC, GPS TEC, Airglow imager, MSTIDs

In this study, coordinated airglow imager, GPS total electron content (TEC), and Beidou geostationary orbit (GEO) TEC observations for the first time are used to investigate the characteristics of nighttime medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances (MSTIDs) over central China. The results indicated that the features of nighttime MSTIDs from three types of observations are generally consistent, whereas the nighttime MSTID features from the Beidou GEO TEC are in better agreement with those from airglow images as compared with the GPS TEC, given that the nighttime MSTID characteristics from GPS TEC are significantly affected by Doppler effect due to satellite movement. It is also found that there are three peaks in the seasonal variations of the occurrence rate of nighttime MSTIDs in 2016. Our study revealed that the Beidou GEO satellites provided fidelity TEC observations to study the ionospheric variability.