The dependence of plasma density in the topside ionosphere on the solar activity level

@inproceedings{Liu2008TheDO,
  title={The dependence of plasma density in the topside ionosphere on the solar activity level},
  author={Libo Liu and Weixing Wan and Xinan Yue and Biqiang Zhao and Baiqi Ning and M. Zhang},
  year={2008}
}
In this paper, the ten-year (1996–2005) total ion densityNi measurements from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) spacecraft in the morning and evening (09:30 and 21:30 LT) sectors have been analyzed to explore the dependence of plasma densities in the topside ionosphere at middle and low latitudes on the solar activity level. Results indicate that there is a strong solar activity dependence of DMSPNi at 848 km altitude, which has latitudinal and seasonal features. The plasma… CONTINUE READING