Inverting OII 83.4 nm dayglow profiles using Markov chain radiative transfer

  title={Inverting OII 83.4 nm dayglow profiles using Markov chain radiative transfer},
  author={George Geddes and Ewan S. Douglas and Susanna C. Finn and Timothy A. Cook and Supriya Chakrabarti},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics},
  pages={11,249 - 11,260}
Emission profiles of the resonantly scattered OII 83.4 nm triplet can in principle be used to estimate O+ density profiles in the F2 region of the ionosphere. Given the emission source profile, solution of this inverse problem is possible but requires significant computation. The traditional Feautrier solution to the radiative transfer problem requires many iterations to converge, making it time consuming to compute. A Markov chain approach to the problem produces similar results by directly… 
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