Long-term variation of total electron contents over Daejeon measured from Global Positioning System between 2000 and 2010

  • Lee, Chi-Na (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute) ;
  • Chung, Jong-Kyun (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute)
  • Published : 2011.04.15

Abstract

This study is about the ionospheric variation on the Korean Peninsula using GPS TEC data from Daejeon IGS GPS site. It has accumulated the 11 years GPS data from 2000. In this work, the hourly and daily averaged TEC data are used. Data period covers a full solar cycle from 2000 to 2010 (11 years) which the total observed days are 98%. The mean TEC data shows the annual/semiannual variation, solar cycle and 27 days. GPS TEC has a good correlation with solar F10.7 index. We also compare with planetary Kp and AE indices. The maximum of the daily mean GPS TEC is around 50 TECU at 2000 and that value of 2009 is near 10 TECU. we confirms that the GPS TEC is a good indicator for ionospheric variation for the mid-latitudinal region to understand the ionospheric climatology over Korea Peninsula.

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