Ionospheric Event 2012-10-13

Contact: iono@gnss.be

SUMMARY OF THE EVENT: The Total Electron Content (TEC) in the ionosphere was disturbed over Europe during the day of the 13/09/2012 from noon to 21:00 UTC. These disturbances might be linked with the increase of the geomagnetic Kp index (source :www.sidc.be).

VTEC Time Series

Figure 1: VTEC Time Series

VTEC point locations

Figure 2: VTEC extracting locations


Figure 1 shows the time evolution of the Vertical Total Electron Content (VTEC) (in red) extracted from the near-real time VTEC maps at 3 different latitudes (Figure 2): a) Northern part (top), b) Brussels (middle) and c) Southern part (bottom). Also shown, the model based on the median from the 15 previous days (in grey).

About this event, see also:

  • VTEC maps during this event: here
  • Comparisons with the median of the last 15 days: here