Articles | Volume 23, issue 21
Research article
09 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 09 Nov 2023

Evaluating F2-region long-term trends using the International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) model: is this a feasible approximation for experimental trends?

Bruno S. Zossi, Trinidad Duran, Franco D. Medina, Blas F. de Haro Barbas, Yamila Melendi, and Ana G. Elias

Data sets

Inter-hemispheric imaging of the ionosphere with the upgraded IRI-Plas model during the space weather storms T. L. Gulyaeva, F. Arikan, and I. Stanislawska

Tokyo, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology WDC for Ionosphere and Space Weather

Index of /wdc/iondata/au Australian Space Weather Forecasting Centre

Index of /wdc/iondata/medians Australian Space Weather Forecasting Centre

Global ionospheric radio observatory (GIRO) B. W. Reinisch and I. A. Galkin

Monthly table of Juliusruh foF2 data Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Rostock

UKSSDC UK Solar System Data Centre

Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels WDC-SILSO

Short summary
The International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) is a widely used ionospheric empirical model based on observations from a worldwide network of ionospheric stations. It is reasonable, then, to expect that it captures long-term changes in ionospheric parameters linked to trend forcings like greenhouse gases increasing concentration and the Earth's magnetic field secular variation. We show that the IRI model can be a valuable tool for obtaining preliminary approximations of experimental trends.
Final-revised paper