Ionospheric Event 2013-11-15

Contact: iono@gnss.be

SUMMARY OF THE EVENT: An increase of TEC in the ionosphere was observed in the northern part of Europe during the night of the 15th to the 16th of November, due to active geomagnetic conditions (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
  • about the origin of the ionospheric disturbances: www.sidc.be