Modelling the plasmasphere for the international reference ionosphere

Rycroft, M.J.; Jones, I.R.. 1985 Modelling the plasmasphere for the international reference ionosphere. Advances in Space Research, 5 (10). 21-27.

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The paper discusses how profiles of electron and/or ion distributions that are produced by two different computer models can be smoothly coupled together. The first of these models is the empirical International Reference Ionosphere which produces a vertical profile of ionospheric parameters up to an altitude of 1000 km. The second is a physically-based, diffusive equilibrium model of the plasmasphere based upon the theoretical work of Angerami and Thomas /1/, in which plasma is constrained to move parallel to the Earth's magnetic field lines. Some problems associated with this work are considered, as are some initial results.

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