Articles | Volume 38, issue 6
Regular paper
24 Nov 2020
Regular paper |  | 24 Nov 2020

Modeling total electron content derived from radio occultation measurements by COSMIC satellites over the African region

Patrick Mungufeni, Sripathi Samireddipalle, Yenca Migoya-Orué, and Yong Ha Kim

Data sets

Geomagnetic Dst index, World Data Center for Geomagnetism, Kyoto N.~Nose et al.

Daily Solar Data U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA

Level 2 - ionospheric profiles COSMIC data analsysis center

Short summary
This study developed a model of total electron content (TEC) over the African region. The TEC data were derived from radio occultation measurements done by the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (COSMIC) satellites. Data during geomagnetically quiet time for the years 2008–2011 and 2013–2017 were binned according to local time, seasons, solar flux level, geographic longitude, and dip latitude. Cubic B splines were used to fit the data for the model.