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Aeronomic effects of the solar flares in the topside ionosphere
Earth, Planets and Space volume 61, pages 643–648 (2009)
We obtained that according to the GPS data at altitudes of the topside ionosphere (h >300 km) a flare is able to cause a decrease of the electron content. Using the theoretical model it is shown that the intense transport of O+ ions into the above-situated plasma caused by a sharp increase in the ion production rate and thermal expansion of the ionospheric plasma is a cause of the formation of the negative disturbance in the electron concentration in the topside ionosphere.
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Leonovich, L.A., Taschilin, A.V. Aeronomic effects of the solar flares in the topside ionosphere. Earth Planet Sp 61, 643–648 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1186/BF03352941
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