Comparison between POES energetic electron precipitation obs
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TitleComparison between POES energetic electron precipitation observations and riometer absorptions: Implications for determining true precipitation fluxesAbstractEnergetic electron precipitation (EEP) impacts the chemistry of the middle atmosphere with growing evidence of coupling to surface temperatures at high latitudes. To better understand this link, it is essential to have realistic observations to properly characterize precipitation and which can be incorporated into chemistry-climate models. The Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) detectors measure precipitating particles but only integral fluxes and only in a fraction of the bounce loss cone. Ground-based riometers respond to precipitation from the whole bounce loss cone; they measure the cosmic radio noise absorption (CNA), a qualitative proxy with scant direct information on the energy flux of EEP. POES observations should have a direct relationship with Î"CNA and comparing the two will clarify their utility in studies of atmospheric change. We determined ionospheric changes produced by the EEP measured by the POES spacecraft in 250 overpasses of an imaging riometer in northern Finland. The Î"CNA modeled from the POES data is 10-15 times less than the observed Î"CNA when the >30 keV flux is reported as <106 cm-2 s-1 sr -1. Above this level, there is relatively good agreement between the space-based and ground-based measurements. The discrepancy occurs mostly during periods of low geomagnetic activity, and we contend that weak diffusion is dominating the pitch angle scattering into the bounce loss cone at these times. A correction to the calculation using measurements of the trapped flux considerably reduces the discrepancy and provides further support to our hypothesis that weak diffusion leads to underestimates of the EEP. Key Points Energetic electron precipitation (EEP) impacts middle atmosphere chemistry We test the widely used satellite EEP measurements from POES against a riometer Accurate during storms but missing 10-15 times of the flux in quiet times Â©2013. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.
1st AuthorRodger, C. AuthorRodger, C.Kavanagh, A.Clilverd, M.Marple, S.Year2013JournalJournal of Geophysical Research: Space PhysicsVolume118Number12Pages7810-7821DOI10.1002/2013JA019439URLhttps://www.scopus.com/inward/recor.....c3dbe1a51cadf420af2e3cc75PublisherBlackwell Publishing LtdAuthor Keywordselectron precipitationPOESradiation beltsriometery
CitationRodger, C., Kavanagh, A., Clilverd, M. and Marple, S. (2013). Comparison between POES energetic electron precipitation observations and riometer absorptions: Implications for determining true precipitation fluxes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 118(12):7810-7821
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