Electron Bulk Surface Density Variability in Ionosphere during Quiet Days at Low Latitudes

  •  Kadidia Nonlo Drabo    
  •  Emmanuel Nanema    
  •  Jean Louis Zerbo    
  •  Frederic Ouattara    


This work deals with electron surface density time variation in ionosphere region. The study uses international reference ionosphere (IRI) model for investigation. Total Electron Content (TEC) parameter is carried out at different levels in the F2-layer of ionosphere. The study takes place at Ouagadougou station (12,4°N and 358,5°E), in West Africa. Quiet time periods of solar cycle 22 are considered. This study considers only the maximum and minimum phases of solar cycle 22. The five quietest days of the characteristic months in each season are used in the study. Seasonal time profiles of ionosphere parameters highlight relation between Total Electron Content (TEC) and Height of F2-layer (hmF2) in ionosphere region. The results found in this study correlate closely with parameters behavior previously found in other works.

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  • Issn(Print): 1916-9639
  • Issn(Onlne): 1916-9647
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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