Articles | Volume 34, issue 2
Regular paper
15 Feb 2016
Regular paper |  | 15 Feb 2016

Seasonal and solar cycle variations in the ionospheric convection reversal boundary location inferred from monthly SuperDARN data sets

Alexander V. Koustov and Robyn A. D. Fiori

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