The severe geomagnetic storm on 30–31 May 2003: results of measurements and simulation

1Grigorenko, Ye.I, 1Pazura, SA, 1Taran, VI, 2Chernogor, LF
1Institute of Ionosphere of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2V.N. Karazin National University of Kharkiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2005, 11 ;(3-4):020-037
Publication Language: Russian
We present some resulls of observations and simulation of tha F region and topside ionosphere response to the 30–31 May 2003 severe geomagnetic storm (maximum index Кр = 8). Effects of well-pronounced negative ionosphere disturbance are revealed which are rarely observed in the midlatitude ionosphere concerning to the inner plasmasphcrc (L ≈ 2 for Kharkov). They point to the convection of the midlatitude Irough, light Ion trough and hot /one together with the plasmapause up to the. latitude of Kharkov. Our simulation and study of the effects of thermospheric disturbances as well as the thermal regime of neutral and charged components of the upper Earth's atmosphere showed their significant changes during the storm. The observations are carried out with the Kharkov incoherent scatter radar.
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