DY Ion Composition Model 1985

Authors: A. D. Danilov, A. P. Yaichnikov
Institute of Applied Geophysics, U.S.S.R.
State Committee on Hydrometeorology
ul. Pavlik Morozov d. 12, Moscow

Parameter: Ion composition (O+, H+, He+, N+, O+2, NO+, Cluster ions), 75 km to 1000 km

Brief Description:
This model describes the ionospheric ion composition as a function of altitude, solar zenith angle, latitude, solar radio flux, and month. It is based on an earlier model by Danilov and Semenov (1978) on satellite data from Electron 2, 4 and S3-1, and on data from 20 high apogee rocket flights. Fifty-four reference profiles were constructed for O+, 18 for NO+, O+2, H+, He+, and N+, and six for Cluster ions. Simple analytical functions are used to represent the variation with altitude, solar zenith angle, latitude (only O+, N+, He+, H+), season (only NO+, O+2, O+, Cluster), and solar activity (all except Cluster).

Availability: On tape, diskette, networks as part of the International Reference Ionosphere

A. D. Danilov and V. K. Semenov, Atmospheric Ion Composition Measurements Up to a Height of 170 km, Space Research XIII, 493, Akademie-Verlag, Berlin, 1973.

A. D. Danilov and V. K. Semenov, Relative Ion Composition Model at Mid-Latitudes, J. Atmos. Terr. Phys. 40, 1093, 1978.

A. D. Danilov and A. P. Yaichnikov, A New Model of the Ion Composition at 75 to 1000 km for IRI, Adv. Space Res. 5, 75, 1985.

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