Articles | Volume 32, issue 12
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17 Dec 2014
Regular paper |  | 17 Dec 2014

Correlation studies for B-spline modeled F2 Chapman parameters obtained from FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC data

M. Limberger, W. Liang, M. Schmidt, D. Dettmering, M. Hernández-Pajares, and U. Hugentobler


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Short summary
The determination of ionospheric key quantities such as the maximum electron density of the F2 layer, the corresponding F2 peak height and the F2 scale height are of high relevance in 4-D ionosphere modeling to provide information on the vertical structure of the electron density distribution. This paper discusses mathematical correlations between these parameters as derived from FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC radio occultations and regionally parameterized by means of polynomial B-splines.