Retrieval of ionospheric O/N<formula><inf><roman>2</roman></inf></formula> based on FUV imaging data

Abstract
<p>Solar storms in the ionosphere have a great impact on human\textquoterights life. It\textquoterights of great significance to find an effective way for an accurate prediction of solar storms. In this paper, we present a method based on GUVI FUV day-glow imaging data to derive O/N<sub>2</sub>, an environmental parameter used to forecast Space Weather. In the retrieval, we selected two channels of the FUV wavelengths, OI135.6nm and LBH2. In accordance with the linear relationship between O/N<sub>2</sub> and 135.6/LBH, we proposed 135.6/LBH to describe O/N<sub>2</sub>. With the method described in this paper, the data of a 4-day solar storm, October 1 to 4, 2002, have been processed. Subsequently, the obtained O/N<sub>2</sub> maps were in good agreement with previous results. It demonstrated the retrieval process we put up is efficient.</p>
Year of Publication
2009
Publisher
SPIE
Conference Location
Yichang, China
URL
http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=792949
DOI
10.1117/12.833985