Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 449–459

Comparison of true-height electron density profiles derived by POLAN and NHPC methods

Authors

  • P. Šauli
    • Institute of Atmospheric Physics ASCR
  • Z. Mošna
    • Institute of Atmospheric Physics ASCR
  • J. Boška
    • Institute of Atmospheric Physics ASCR
  • D. Kouba
    • Institute of Atmospheric Physics ASCR
  • J. Laštovička
    • Institute of Atmospheric Physics ASCR
  • D. Altadill
    • Observatorio del Ebro URL-CSIC
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11200-007-0026-3

Cite this article as:
Šauli, P., Mošna, Z., Boška, J. et al. Stud Geophys Geod (2007) 51: 449. doi:10.1007/s11200-007-0026-3

Abstract

The changing state of the ionosphere is generally monitored by networks of vertical ionosondes that provide us with regular ionospheric sounding. Many ionospheric applications require determination of the true-height electron density profiles. Therefore, ionograms must be further inverted into real-height electron density profiles. The paper presents the comparison study of the true-height electron density profiles inverted from ionograms using two different methods POLAN (Titheridge, 1985) and NHPC (Huang and Reinish, 1996; Reinish et al., 2005), widely used by the ionospheric research community. Our results show significant systematic differences between electron density profiles calculated by these two inversion methods.

Key words

ionospherevertical ionospheric soundingelectron concentration profilesinversion methods
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