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


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (03 Apr 2020) by Dalia Buresova
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (14 May 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Jun 2020) by Dalia Buresova
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Jun 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (19 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Aug 2020) by Dalia Buresova
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (24 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Oct 2020) by Dalia Buresova
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.