Journal : Acta Geophysica
Article : MOF/MUF behavior over one European path

Authors :
Domański, B.M.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, bogdan@igf.edu.pl,
Gnyp, A.
Carpathian Branch of Subbotin Institute of Geophysics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine, gnyp@cb-igph.lviv.ua,
Shanker, D.
Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India, dayasfeq@iitr.ernet.in,
Zheng, H.
Geological Science Department, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, hs.zheng@usask.ca,
Majewska, Z.
AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, Kraków, Poland, majewska@geol.agh.edu.pl,
Dooge, J.C.I.
Centre for Water Resources Research, University College, Dublin, jdooge1@eircom.net,
Fleming, S.W.
Meteorological Service of Canada, Vancouver, Canada, fleming_sean@hotmail.com,
Chattopadhyay, S.
Pailan College of Management and Technology, Kolkata, India, surajit_2008@yahoo.co.in,
Kharol, S.K.
Atmospheric Science Section, National Remote Sensing Agency, Department of Space, Government of India, Balanagar, Hyderabad – 500 037, India, badrinath_kvs@nrsa.gov.in,
Cander, L.R.
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, United Kingdom, l.cander@rl.ac.uk,
Maltseva, O.A.
Institute of Physics, Rostov State University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, mal@ip.rsu.ru,
Abstract : Many applications of HF propagation via the ionosphere (e.g. bearing-fingers, single station location, emergency systems and so on) demand an accurate description of ionospheric conditions. The International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) model is very often used for such a description. A lot of publications were devoted to the verification and improvement of this model. But most of them were based on data from vertical sounding (VS). Not so many comparisons with oblique sounding results have been reported. Specifically, this concerns parameters of the maximum usable frequency (MUF) and a ground range, D. In this paper errors of MUF and D determination by means of the IRI model are estimated on the example of the MOF data on Inskip–Rome path for December 2003. Adaptation of the model to current conditions by means of VS and total electron content TEC-GPS data is used to reduce these errors.

Keywords : ionosphere, HF radio propagation, MUF, TEC,
Publishing house : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Publication date : 2007
Number : Vol. 55, no. 3
Page : 424 – 440

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DOI :
Qute : Domański, B.M. ,Gnyp, A. ,Shanker, D. ,Zheng, H. ,Majewska, Z. ,Dooge, J.C.I. ,Fleming, S.W. ,Chattopadhyay, S. ,Kharol, S.K. ,Cander, L.R. ,Maltseva, O.A. ,Maltseva, O.A. , MOF/MUF behavior over one European path. Acta Geophysica Vol. 55, no. 3/2007
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