Modeling storm-time electrodynamics of the low-latitude ionosphere–thermosphere system: Can long lasting disturbance electric fields be accounted for?
Storm-time ionospheric disturbance electric fields are studied for two large geomagnetic storms, March 31, 2001 and April 17–18, 2002, by comparing low-latitude observations of ionospheric plasma drifts with results from numerical simulations based on a combination of first-principles models. The simulation machinery combines the Rice convection model (RCM), used to calculate inner magnetospheric electric fields, and the coupled thermosphere ionosphere plasmasphere electrodynamics (CTIPe) model, driven, in part, by RCM-com ...
Maruyama, Naomi; Sazykin, Stanislav; Spiro, Robert; Anderson, David; Anghel, Adela; Wolf, Richard; Toffoletto, Frank; Fuller-Rowell, Timothy; Codrescu, Mihail; Richmond, Arthur; Millward, George;
Published by: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics Published on:
YEAR: 2007   DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2006.08.020
Magnetosphere–ionosphere–thermosphere coupling; Ionospheric electrodynamics; low-latitude ionosphere; Penetration electric fields; disturbance dynamo electric fields; Numerical modeling