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, Volume 127, Issue 2–3, pp 353–379 | Cite as

Modelling of the lower ionosphere

  • N. V. Smirnova
  • O. F. Ogloblina
  • V. A. Vlaskov


The model of calculations of electron density profiles in D-region is suggested. The model includes four positive ions, four negative ions and electrons. The effective rate coefficients were received from detailed models of ionization-recombination cycle. The calculations, which were made, and the comparisons with experimental data (Ne-profiles and their variations, absorption of radiowaves) have showed, that in general the model described the basic features of D-region parameters.

Key words

Ionosphere D-region electron density absorption of radio waves model ionization-recombination cycle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Smirnova
    • 1
  • O. F. Ogloblina
    • 1
  • V. A. Vlaskov
    • 1
  1. 1.Polar Geophysical InstituteAcademy of Sciences, USSRMurmansk 23USSR

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