Geophysical Research Letters
American Geophysical Union
We have used a high‐latitude ionospheric model to predict the diurnal variations of electron density that should be observed by the EISCAT, Chatanika and Millstone Hill incoherent scatter facilities. Our calculations were for a strong convection model without substorms. Our results provide an indication of the quantitative differences in measured electron density that are expected when the three radars probe the high‐latitude ionosphere simultaneously. The differences are significant and vary with altitude, latitude, local time, and season, and are associated with the UT dependence of the high‐latitude ionosphere which results from the displacement between the geomagnetic and geographic poles.
Sojka, J. J., and R. W. Schunk (1982), Predicted diurnal variations of electron density for three high‐latitude incoherent scatter radars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 9(2), 143–146, doi:10.1029/GL009i002p00143.