Ionospheric Event 2013-06-01

Contact: iono@gnss.be

SUMMARY OF THE EVENT: This event is related to the arrival of a corotating- interaction region (CIR) related to the coronal hole (CH) the 31st of May 2013 (source: www.sidc.be). As a consequence, the Total Electron Content (TEC) of the ionosphere over Europe decreased during the 1st of June.

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