Accession Number : ADA115243

Title :   Ionospheric Modeling.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Dandekar,B S

PDF Url : ADA115243

Report Date : 27 Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to familiarize a user of ionospheric models with the options presently available for ionospheric prediction and specification. Two types of ionospheric models are available: the numerical-phenomenological and theoretical models. From the numerical type, the ITS-78, IONCAP, and Bent models have been discussed. In the theoretical models the main concern is the number of parameters included in the model. Nine ionoshperic models available have been summarized. The differences and limitations of these models are compared and tabulated. This information will help a user make a judicious selection of an ionospheric model to satisfy his specific needs. The sources for obtaining the programs for these models have been listed for ready reference. (Author)

Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERIC MODELS, *PREDICTIONS, *NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, SPECIFICATIONS, THEORY, PARAMETERS, SELECTION, USER NEEDS, LIMITATIONS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE