One-Day-Shock, Two-Days-Shock and Three-Days-Shocks foF2 Diurnal Variation with Solar Cycle Phases at Ouagadougou Station from 1966 to 1998. Comparison with IRI 2012 Predictions

  •  Abdoul-kader SEGDA    
  •  Doua Allain GNABAHOU    
  •  Frédéric OUATTARA    


The present work concerns foF2 time variation at Ouagadougou station for three solar cycles (from cycle 20 to cycle 22). We not only investigate solar cycle phase dependence under shock activity that is divided into one-shock-activity, two-shock-activity and three-shock-activity but also compare the IRI 2012 model values with the data carried out at Ouagadougou station. This study reveals that there is no one-day-shock during solar minimum phase. For the other solar cycle phases IRI 2012 reproduces the ionosphere electrodynamics at daytime except during the increasing phase. During night time the model is not suitable. The best subroutine under one-day-shock activity is URSI for increasing and decreasing phases. During the maximum phase it is CCIR. For two-days-shock activity IRI 2012 reproduces the ionosphere electrodynamics during the minimum and the increasing phases. The best subroutine is CCIR during the minimum phase and URSI for the other solar cycle phases. For three-days-shock activity IRI 2012 is not suitable. The best model is URSI for all solar cycle phases.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9639
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9647
  • Started: 2009
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