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Studies of the ionospheric dynamics by means of OI 630 nm airglow and Digisonde diagnostic tools

Grant number: 10/06173-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2010
Effective date (End): December 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Principal Investigator:Jose Humberto Andrade Sobral
Grantee:Tobias Evandro Alves
Home Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The general purpose of this research project is to study the F-region ionospheric drifts over theBrazilian region focalizing their variations with local time, season and solar cycle and duringdisturbed or not geomagnetic conditions, focusing the local and global processes of the ionosphere-thermosphere-magnetosphere system. The plan of work will be as follows: 1. To get an introductory knowledge about the INPE ionospheric equipment and respective data reduction.2. Reading of concerning scientific bibliography, 3. Carrying out the digital processing of theairglow imager, 4. Carrying out the digital processing of the Digisonde data, 5. Carrying out ofthe research project, 6. Preparation of the term report for FAPESP. These items are describedahead.