International standard model of the Earth's inosphere and plasmasphere
The standard plasmasphere-ionosphere model of the International Standardization Organization is aimed at providing the distributions of the electron density, total electron content, temperature and effective collision frequency of electrons at altitudes of 65-20 000 km (or to the plasmapause) over the Earth, geodetic latitudes of 80 N to 80 S, any longitude, day of the year, and indices of solar and geomagnetic activity. It includes the International Reference Ionosphere developed by the Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale and the Committee on Space Research, and the Russian standard model of the ionosphere. Two modes of operation are envisaged: the climatological monthly average prediction and dynamic short-term forecast of space weather parameters. The reliability of results is improved on input of pre-history of observable solar and geophysical parameters. The software of the standard model is available via the Internet.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Space Research Center Polish Academy of Sciences Bartycka 18A 00-716 Warsaw Poland
Publication date: 2003-08-01