ionospheric storm

ionospheric storm

[‚ī‚än·ə′sfir·ik ′stȯrm]
(geophysics)
A turbulence in the F region of the ionosphere, usually due to a sudden burst of radiation from the sun; it is accompanied by a decrease in the density of ionization and an increase in the virtual height of the region.
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2005, Analysis of long-range network RTK during severe ionospheric storm.
2012, Observation of the ionospheric storm of October 11, 2008 using FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC data.
This period coincided with a severe ionospheric storm caused by a "solar bullet" of charged particles emitted by the sun.
On explaining the local time variation of ionospheric storm effects.
There are no grooves, no words and no obvious framework: just an ominous, dynamic texture with occasional ionospheric storms or a muffled scream.
The F1 layer exists only during the daytime and is more noticeable during the summer months, during periods of high sunspot activity and during ionospheric storms.
Severe ionization fronts are often generated in the course of ionospheric storms which are driven by space weather conditions (Ho et al.
More systematic studies may reveal whether high-latitude TEC monitoring has the capability of forecasting performance degradation of GNSS networks due to ionospheric storms (Jakowski et al.