Ionospheric Event 2013-10-02

Contact: iono@gnss.be

SUMMARY OF THE EVENT: A CME that left the sun at midnight on October 2nd generated a geomagnetic storm (Kp between 5 and 7) (source: www.sidc.be). As a consequence the Earth ionosphere was disturbed on October 2nd with an increase of TEC in the south and a decrease in the North. The next day (03/10/2013) the TEC decreased with respect to the median of the 15 previous days.

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
  • about the origin of the ionospheric disturbances: www.sidc.be