Evaluation of Ionospheric Parameters Obtained by Inverting O II 83.4 nm Dayglow Profiles from RAIDS

Thursday, 18 December 2014
George Geddes1, Supriya Chakrabarti1, Timothy Cook2 and Ewan S Douglas3, (1)University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Lowell, MA, United States, (2)University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, United States, (3)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
We test ionospheric parameters obtained by inverting O II 83.4 nm dayglow profiles against coincident ground-based measurements of electron density. Limb profiles from the Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System (RAIDS) EUV Spectrograph on the International Space Station (ISS) are compared to a radiative transfer model which assumes a Chapman-α electron density profile fit to an independent ground-based measurement.