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Low Latitude Ionospheric TPC Oscillations Associated With Periodic Changes in IMF Bz Polarity
Li, Guozhu1,2,3; Ning, Baiqi1,2; Zhao, Xiukuan1,2; Sun, Wenjie2; Hu, Lianhuan1,2; Xie, Haiyong1,2; Liu, Kangkang1,3; Ajith, K. K.1
2019-08-28
Source PublicationGEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
ISSN0094-8276
Volume46Issue:16Pages:9379-9387
AbstractAn Ionospheric Observation Network for Irregularity and Scintillation in East/Southeast Asia was recently deployed. Using ionospheric total electron content (TEC) from the two crossed Beidou geostationary satellite receiver chains of the network along 110 degrees E and 23 degrees N and Doppler velocity measurements from the Sanya (18.3 degrees N, 109.6 degrees E) portable digital ionosonde, we report first observations of low latitude TEC oscillations synchronized over a wide longitude range in East/Southeast Asia, which occur at nighttime, after the main phase of the geomagnetic storm on 20 April 2018. A comparison among TEC and Doppler velocity and interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) Bz component shows that the periodic TEC enhancements correlate with F region downward plasma drifts and IMF Bz southward turnings. The results suggest that the quasiperiodic southward turnings of IMF Bz could produce multiple short-lived westward prompt penetration electric fields, which contribute to driving the nighttime low latitude TEC oscillations simultaneously over the wide longitude range. Plain Language Summary Regional-scale positive/negative ionospheric storm effects have been widely investigated using GPS total electron content (TEC) and ionosonde observations. Here we report significant nighttime TEC oscillations detected at latitudes lower than the equatorial ionization anomaly crest in the longitudes of 95-120 degrees E by the Ionospheric Observation Network for Irregularity and Scintillation in East/Southeast Asia during geomagnetic storm. Periodic TEC enhancements are nearly synchronized over the wide longitude range, in close association with downward plasma drifts at low latitude. The good consistence between the changes of plasma vertical drift and of interplanetary magnetic field Bz polarity indicates that multiple short-lived westward prompt penetration electric fields could drive the periodic downward plasma drifts, which are very likely to cause low-pressure region of topside ionosphere at low latitude and subsequent flowing of plasma from higher latitudes (equatorial ionization anomaly crest) to the low-pressure region. The extra plasma sourced from higher latitudes, which is against the loss of increased recombination due to F region height decrease, could contribute to the TEC oscillations. Compared with the TEC measurements by GPS receiver network that are affected by satellite motion, the Ionospheric Observation Network for Irregularity and Scintillation in East/Southeast Asia, which measures TEC at fixed ionospheric pierce points along the same longitude/latitude by receiving Beidou geostationary satellite signals, provides a unique means for fine-scale observations of ionospheric perturbations not previously possible.
DOI10.1029/2019GL084428
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS KeywordEQUATORIAL IONOSPHERE ; ELECTRIC-FIELDS ; GPS NETWORK ; PENETRATION ; FOUNTAIN ; SYSTEM ; TEC
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41727803] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41574149] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41474135] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41621063]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaGeology
WOS SubjectGeosciences, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000490966700009
PublisherAMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.iggcas.ac.cn/handle/132A11/93889
Collection地球与行星物理院重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorLi, Guozhu
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Earth & Planetary Phys, Inst Geol & Geophys, Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geol & Geophys, Beijing Natl Observ Space Environm, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Coll Earth & Planetary Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Corresponding Author AffilicationInstitute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Li, Guozhu,Ning, Baiqi,Zhao, Xiukuan,et al. Low Latitude Ionospheric TPC Oscillations Associated With Periodic Changes in IMF Bz Polarity[J]. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS,2019,46(16):9379-9387.
APA Li, Guozhu.,Ning, Baiqi.,Zhao, Xiukuan.,Sun, Wenjie.,Hu, Lianhuan.,...&Ajith, K. K..(2019).Low Latitude Ionospheric TPC Oscillations Associated With Periodic Changes in IMF Bz Polarity.GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS,46(16),9379-9387.
MLA Li, Guozhu,et al."Low Latitude Ionospheric TPC Oscillations Associated With Periodic Changes in IMF Bz Polarity".GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 46.16(2019):9379-9387.
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