Dec.7 John Bosco Habarulema: Global reconstruction and modelling of ionospheric electron density in 3-dimensions
Speaker: Dr. John Bosco Habarulema
SANSA, South Africa
4:00 pm GMT +8
The 3-dimensional accurate representation of ionospheric electron density remains a difficult problem due to the varying nature of horizontal and vertical structures in different latitude regions. This becomes more complicated during geomagnetically disturbed conditions. Most empirical models available for this problem are climatological in nature and usually physics-based models are computationally expensive. This talk will discuss efforts underway to reconstruct a global 3-dimensional electron density model applicable during both quiet and disturbed conditions. The basis of the model is the combination of radio occultation electron density profiles and ionosonde data up to maximum height of the F2 layer; aided with machine learning techniques.
About the Speaker
John Bosco Habarulema obtained a PhD in Space Physics at Rhodes University, South Africa in 2011. From 2011-2013 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the South African National Space Agency (SANSA). He is currently a research scientist at SANSA, South Africa. He is the scientific PI of the South African ionosonde network. His research interests include ionospheric modelling and low latitude ionospheric electrodynamics.
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