Electron temperatures up to 8000km were observed by the Japanese scientific satellite "AKEBONO" which was launched in 1989 with an inclination of 75 degrees. Since launch, satellite data have been recorded at four tracking stations; Kagoshima in Japan, Esrange in Sweden, Prince Albert in Canada, and Showa in Antarctica. The observations cover latitudes up to 75 degrees, for all longitudes and local times. The paper mainly describes features of the height profiles of electron temperature, with regards to variations in local time, latitude and season. The intent is to contribute to the construction of a model of electron temperature at altitudes over 1000 km.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Atmospheric Science
- Space and Planetary Science
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)