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Title: Correction of the Photoelectron Heating Efficiency Within the Global Ionosphere-Thermosphere Model Using Retrospective Cost Model Refinement
Authors: Burrell, Angeline G.
Goel, A.
Ridley, A. J.
Bernstein, D. S.
First Published: 22-Jan-2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: A.G. Burrell, A. Goel, A.J. Ridley and D.S. Bernstein, Correction of the Photoelectron Heating Efficiency Within the Global Ionosphere-Thermosphere Model Using Retrospective Cost Model Refinement, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics
Abstract: Many physics-based models are used to study and monitor the terrestrial upper atmosphere. Each of these models have internal parameterizations that introduce bias if they are not tuned for a specific set of run conditions. This study uses Retrospective Cost Model Refinement (RCMR) to remove internal model bias in the Global Ionosphere Thermosphere Model (GITM) through parameter estimation. RCMR is a low-cost method that uses the error between truth data and a biased estimate to improve the biased model. Neutral mass density measurements are used to estimate an appropriate photoelectron heating efficiency, which is shown to drive the modeled thermosphere closer to the real thermosphere. Observations from the Challenging Mini-Payload (CHAMP) satellite taken under active and quiet solar conditions show that RCMR successfully drives the GITM thermospheric mass density to the observed values, removing model bias and appropriately accounting for missing physical processes in the thermospheric heating through the photoelectron heating efficiency.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.jastp.2015.01.004
ISSN: 1364-6826
Links: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364682615000061
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/31515
Embargo on file until: 22-Jan-2017
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 22 January 2015 DOI 10.1016/j.jastp.2015.01.004
Description: PII: S1364-6826(15)00006-1
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