Geomagnetism and Aeronomy

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 364–376

Ionospheric effects caused by the series of geomagnetic storms of September 9–14, 2005

  • M. V. Klimenko
  • V. V. Klimenko
  • K. G. Ratovsky
  • L. P. Goncharenko
Article

DOI: 10.1134/S0016793211030108

Cite this article as:
Klimenko, M.V., Klimenko, V.V., Ratovsky, K.G. et al. Geomagn. Aeron. (2011) 51: 364. doi:10.1134/S0016793211030108

Abstract

This study presents the ionospheric effects caused by the series of geomagnetic storms of September 9–14, 2005. The behavior of different ionospheric parameters over the Yakutsk, Irkutsk, Millstone Hill and Arecibo stations during the considered period have been numerically calculated, using a global self-consistent model of the thermosphere, ionosphere, and protonosphere (GSM TIP) developed at WD IZMI-RAN. The model calculations of disturbances of the ionospheric parameters during storms qualitatively agree with the experimental data at these midlatitude stations. We suggest that the causes of the quantitative differences between the model calculations and the observational data were the use of the 3-hour Kp index of geomagnetic activity and the dipole approximation of geomagnetic field in GSM TIP, with additional contributions from the effects of solar flares which are not considered in GSM TIP.

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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. V. Klimenko
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. V. Klimenko
    • 1
  • K. G. Ratovsky
    • 3
  • L. P. Goncharenko
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere, and Radiowave Propagation, West DepartmentRussian Academy of Sciences (WD IZMIRAN)KaliningradRussia
  2. 2.Kaliningrad State Technical UniversityKaliningradRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia
  4. 4.Haystack ObservatoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyWestfordUSA

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