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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1335', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Jul 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ana G. Elias, 06 Sep 2023
  • CC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1335', David Themens, 06 Jul 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Ana G. Elias, 06 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1335', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Aug 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Ana G. Elias, 06 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Ana G. Elias on behalf of the Authors (12 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Sep 2023) by John Plane
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 Sep 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Sep 2023) by John Plane
AR by Ana G. Elias on behalf of the Authors (23 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
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