Articles | Volume 37, issue 1
Regular paper
30 Jan 2019
Regular paper |  | 30 Jan 2019

Modeling of GPS total electron content over the African low-latitude region using empirical orthogonal functions

Geoffrey Andima, Emirant B. Amabayo, Edward Jurua, and Pierre J. Cilliers


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (16 Oct 2018) by Ana G. Elias
AR by Geoffrey Andima on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Dec 2018) by Ana G. Elias
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (03 Jan 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Jan 2019) by Ana G. Elias
AR by Geoffrey Andima on behalf of the Authors (14 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Jan 2019) by Ana G. Elias
Short summary
Based on hourly averages of the total electron content (TEC), a regional model of the TEC was constructed. Annual averages calculated from monthly medians of the detrended TEC were used to estimate any trends in the TEC over the African low latitudes. A predominantly negative trend in the ionospheric TEC was observed in the vicinity of the dip equator.