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@InProceedings{SouzaBatiAbduCost:2015:ThNeWi,
               author = "Souza, Jonas Rodrigues de and Batista, Inez Staciarini and Abdu, 
                         Mangalathayil Ali and Costa, Renata Guimar{\~a}es Donatelli 
                         Figueiredo",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto Nacional de 
                         Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas 
                         Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "Thermospheric neutral wind role on the equatorial and low-latitude 
                         ionosphere during conjugate point experiment campaign",
                 year = "2015",
         organization = "International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society, 14.",
             abstract = "The thermospheric neutral wind plays important control in the 
                         temporal and spatial ionospheric plasma distribution at equatorial 
                         and low latitude sectors. For example, it is responsible for the 
                         F3 layer formation and for the asymmetry in the equatorial 
                         ionization anomaly crests. In this work, we have investigated the 
                         effects of the neutral winds on both E and F region over the 
                         Brazilian sector during one day, October 10, 2002, of Conjugate 
                         Point Experimental (COPEX) campaign. To calculate the ionospheric 
                         response to wind change the Sheffield University Plasmasphere 
                         Ionosphere Model at INPE (SUPIM-INPE) was used, in which the winds 
                         from two different versions of the Horizontal Wind Models (HWM93 
                         and HWM07) were analyzed. As expected, the model results have not 
                         shown wind effects in the control of the plasma distribution near 
                         E region peak for equatorial and low latitude sectors. On the 
                         other hand, the F region variations due to the winds are complex 
                         and involve non-linear processes. Some changes in foF2 in response 
                         to wind are seen after ~3 hours. There is evidence that, for the 
                         day October 10, 2002, the lifetime of the equatorial ionization 
                         anomaly crests after midnight was significantly increased due to 
                         convergent winds near the conjugates points. The origin of such 
                         winds may be from the equatorial midnight temperature maximum 
                         (MTM) phenomenon. Equatorward wind contributes to increase the 
                         poleward expansion of equatorial ionization crests.",
  conference-location = "Rio de Janeiro, RJ",
      conference-year = "3-6 Aug.",
        urlaccessdate = "28 nov. 2020"
}


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