author = "Resende, Laysa Cristina Ara{\'u}jo and Batista, Inez Staciarini 
                         and Denardin, Clezio Marcos and Batista, Paulo Prado and Carrsco, 
                         Alexander Jos{\'e} and Andrioli, V{\^a}nia F{\'a}tima and Moro, 
          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)} and {Los Andes University} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto Nacional de 
                         Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "The influence of tidal winds in the formation of blanketing 
                         sporadic e-layer over equatorial Brazilian region",
              journal = "Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics",
                 year = "2018",
               volume = "171",
                pages = "64--71",
                month = "June",
             keywords = "Equatorial aeronomy, Blanketing Es layers, Es layers model, Tidal 
             abstract = "This work analysis the blanketing sporadic layers (Esb) behavior 
                         over S{\~a}o Lu{\'{\i}}s, Brazil (2 31\′ S, 44 
                         16\′ W, dip: \−4.80) which is classified as a 
                         transition region between equatorial and low-latitude. Hence, some 
                         peculiarities can appear as Esb occurrence instead of the common 
                         Esq, which is a non-blanketing irregularity layer. The analysis 
                         presented here was obtained using a modified version of a 
                         theoretical model for the E region (MIRE), which computes the 
                         densities of the metallic ions (Fe+ and Mg+) and the densities of 
                         the main molecular ions (NO+, O2+, N2+) by solving the continuity 
                         and momentum equations for each one of them. In that model, the Es 
                         layer physics driven by both diurnal and semidiurnal tidal winds 
                         are taken into account and it was extended in height coverage by 
                         adding a novel neutral wind model derived from the all-sky meteor 
                         radar measurements. Thus, we provide more trustworthy results 
                         related to the Es layer formation in the equatorial region. We 
                         verified the contribution of each tidal wind component to the Esb 
                         layer formation in this equatorial region. Additionally, we 
                         compared the Es layer electron density computed by MIRE with the 
                         data obtained by using the blanketing frequency parameter (fbEs) 
                         deduced from ionograms. The results show that the diurnal 
                         component of the tidal wind is more important in the Esb layer 
                         formation whereas the semidiurnal component has a little 
                         contribution in our simulations. Finally, it was verified that the 
                         modified MIRE presented here can be used to study the Esb layers 
                         occurrence over the equatorial region in the Brazilian sector.",
                  doi = "10.1016/j.jastp.2017.06.009",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2017.06.009",
                 issn = "1364-6826",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "resende_influence.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "24 jan. 2021"