TOTAL ELECTRONIC CONTENT ESTIMATION USING GEOSTATISTICS

Everson Mattos, Adriano Petry, Denilson Kulman, Franciele dos Santos Padilha, Guilherme Hollweg

Abstract


http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/2179460X14862

Ionosphere is the ionizable atmosphere layer, where physical and chemical processes result in atoms ionization and neutralization,which interact with Earth’s magnetic field and generate regions with different electronic concentration. The ionizationdistribution in ionosphere affects mainly telecommunications, and may cause distortions and systems failure such as GlobalPositioning System (GPS). In this work, Total Electronic Content (TEC) data is used, observed at several double frequencyGPS stations over South America, to estimate TEC in the whole region, including locations where these measures are not available.The geostatistic techniques ordinary kriging and gaussian sequential simulation were applied, using the software StanfordGeostatistical Modeling Software (SGEMS), and presented similar and coherent results.


Keywords


ados de GPS, Krigagem Ordinária, Simulação Sequencial Gaussiana, Geoestatística.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5902/2179460X14862

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