An effective TEC data detrending method for the study of equatorial plasma bubbles and traveling ionospheric disturbances

An effective TEC data detrending method for the study of equatorial plasma bubbles and traveling ionospheric disturbances

Rezy Pradipta1, Cesar E. Valladares1, and Patricia H. Doherty1

1Institute for Scientific Research, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA

Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics TECHNICAL REPORTS: METHODS 10.1002/2015JA021723

Correspondence to:

R. Pradipta,
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Key Points:

• Special TEC detrending method based on a mechanical analogy of rolling barrel 
• We have reliable differentiation between bubbles/depletions and wavelike features 
• Application in mapping the full geographic profiles of equatorial plasma bubbles

Abstract:

Using a mechanical analogy of rolling a cylindrical barrel on a rough uneven surface, we developed a special method for detrending the GPS-derived total electron content (TEC) data. This method is specifically designed to recognize the presence of depletions in the TEC time series data and handle them differently from wavelike features. We also demonstrate a potential application of this technique to map the detailed geographic profile of TEC depletions over the equatorial region, using the South American sector as an example.

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