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An Investigation of the Ionospheric Disturbances Due to the 2014 Sudden Stratospheric Warming Events Over Brazilian Sector

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Author(s):
de Jesus, R. [1] ; Batista, I. S. [1] ; Jonah, O. F. [2, 1] ; de Abreu, A. J. [3] ; Fagundes, P. R. [4] ; Venkatesh, K. [4] ; Denardini, C. M. [1]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Nacl Pesquisas Espaciais, Sao Jose Dos Campos - Brazil
[2] MIT, Haystack Observ, Westford, MA 01886 - USA
[3] Inst Tecnol Aeronaut, Div Ciencias Fundamentais, Sao Jose Dos Campos - Brazil
[4] Univ Vale Paraiba IP&D, Sao Jose Dos Campos - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS; v. 122, n. 11, p. 11698-11715, NOV 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The present study investigates the ionospheric F region response in the Brazilian sector due to sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) events of 2014. The data used for this work are obtained from GPS receivers and magnetometer measurements during day of year (DOY) 01 to 120, 2014 at different stations in the equatorial and low-latitude regions in the Brazilian sector. In addition, the data obtained from Communication/Navigation Outage Forecasting System satellites during DOY 01 to 75 of 2014 are used. The main novelty of this research is that, during the 2014 SSW events, daytime vertical total electron content (VTEC) shows a strong increase on the order of about 23% and 11% over the equatorial and low-latitude regions, respectively. We also observed that the nighttime VTEC (SSW days) is increased by 8% and 33% over equatorial and low-latitude regions, respectively. The magnetometer measurements show a strong counterelectrojet during the SSW days. The results show an amplification of the 0.5 day and similar to 2-16 day periods in the VTEC and equatorial electrojet during the SSWs. The occurrences of ionospheric irregularities during the SSW events are around 84% and 53% in the equatorial and low-latitude regions, respectively, which is less frequent when compared with those during the pre-SSW periods. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/08445-9 - Study of day-to-day variability of the mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere at low latitude and equatorial region, during the solar cycle 24
Grantee:Paulo Roberto Fagundes
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants