Papers from SWICo members
G. Consolini, R. Tozzi, P. De Michelis, I. Coco, F. Giannattasio, M. Pezzopane, M.F. Marcucci, and G. Balasis.
We used electron density measurements over a period of 15 months from April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, from ESA Swarm A satellite, and computed the related 1st and 2nd order scaling exponents of the q-th order structure function.
We mapped them as a function of magnetic latitude and local time for four main orientations of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field under conditions of high solar activity (average solar radio flux – F10.7 – index equal to 140 ± 30 sfu, during the considered period). On the whole, the found patterns of the electron density 1st and 2nd order scaling exponents suggest the occurrence of turbulence at the high latitudes.
Publication: G. Consolini, R. Tozzi, P. De Michelis, I. Coco, F. Giannattasio, M. Pezzopane, M.F. Marcucci, and G. Balasis, High-latitude polar pattern of ionospheric electron density: Scaling features and IMF dependence, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2020.105531