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Spectral fluctuation analysis of ionospheric inhomogeneities over Brazilian territory Part II: E-F valley region plasma instabilities

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Author(s):
Neelakshi, J. [1] ; Rosa, Reinaldo R. [1] ; Savio, Siomel [2, 3, 4] ; de Meneses, Francisco C. [4, 5] ; Stephany, Stephan [1] ; Fornari, Gabriel [1] ; Muralikrishna, P. [3]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Natl Inst Space Res INPE, Computat Space Phys Grp, Lab Comp & Appl Math LABAC, Av Astronautas 1758, BR-12227690 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Chinese Acad Sci, Natl Space Sci Ctr, State Key Lab Space Weather, 1 Nanertiao, Beijing 100190 - Peoples R China
[3] Natl Inst Space Res INPE, Aeron Div, Av Astronautas 1758, BR-12227690 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[4] NSSC INPE, China Brazil Joint Lab Space Weather, Av Astronautas 1758, BR-12227690 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[5] Autonomous Univ Nuevo Leon UANL, Sch Phys & Math, Av Univ S-N, San Nicolas De Los Garza 66455, NL - Mexico
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Advances in Space Research; v. 64, n. 8, p. 1592-1599, OCT 15 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The turbulent-like process associated with ionospheric instabilities, has been identified as the main nonlinear process that drives the irregularities observed in the different ionospheric regions. In this complementary study, as proposed in the first article of this two-paper series (Fornari et al., 2016), we performed the detrended fluctuation analysis of the equatorial E-F valley region electron density fluctuations measured from an in situ experiment performed over the Brazilian territory. The spectral consistency with the K41 turbulent universality class is analyzed for E-F valley region from the DFA spectra for four electron density time series. A complementary detrended fluctuation analysis for four time series of the F-layer electric field is also presented. Consistent with the results obtained for the F region, the analysis for the E-F valley region also shows a very high spectral variation (>> 50%). Thus, the spectral analysis performed in both parts of the series suggest that a process such as the homogeneous turbulence K41 (beta = -5/3 +/- 2%) is inappropriate to describe both the fluctuations of electron density and the electric field associated with the main ionospheric instabilities. (C) 2019 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

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