A Self-Consistent Numerical Model for the Ionospheric Dynamo

E. Bonelli


We present a calculation of the ionospheric electric frelds due to the equatorial E- and F-region dynamos, where the electron continuity equation and the F-region wind equation are solved explicit and simultaneously. Several results are given for the electron density and plasma drifts in the F-region, showing that the model is a powerful tool for the understanding of the dynamo process, especially when effects of different parameters are to be isolated.


ionospheric dynamo; numerical model; E- and F- region of the ionosphere; dínamo da ionosfera; modelo numérico; regiões E e F da ionosfera

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22564/rbgf.v13i3.1202


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