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Volume 20, 2017VIII International Conference “Solar-Terrestrial Relations and Physics of Earthquake Precursors”
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Geophysical Fields and their Interactions|
|Published online||24 October 2017|
Choice of optimum heights for registration of ionospheric response onto earthquakes
Mozhaisky Military Space Academy, 197198, Saint Petersburg, Zhdanovskaya,13, Russia
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To investigate the dependence of ionospheric disturbances on height we used model calculations, and the data of seismic and ionospheric observations during the Tohoku-Oki earthquake. High-altitude dependences of “portraits” of ionospheric disturbances are calculated for a case of influence of a seismic P-wave onto the ionosphere. We compared the “portraits” of ionospheric disturbances with the “portraits” of the seismic recording. The correlation coefficient of the recordings for the height of 100 km was about 0.81, for 130 km - 0.85, for 160 km - 0.77, for 180 km - 0.76, for 200 km - 0.7, for 230 km -0.54 and for 250 km - 0.41. At the same time the maximum of F2-layer was at the height about 250 km. Thus, the height of a maximum of F2-layer was not optimum for registration of ionospheric disturbances due to the earthquake. It was preferable to carry out measurements of the ionospheric disturbances at the heights below 200 km. The profile of amplitude of the ionospheric disturbance had no sharply expressed maximum at the height of a maximum of F2-layer. Therefore it is problematic to use the approach of the thin layer for interpretation of TEC disturbances.
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