Automatically scaled parameters of Ionogram at Yamagawa, Japan

Ionospheric parameters are automatically scaled from ionograms which are obtained at Yamagawa, Kagoshima, Japan by the swept frequency ionosonde for the range between 1 and 30 MHz. Scaled parameters are the ordinary-mode critical frequencies (foE, foF1, foF2) and the minimum virtual heights (h'E, h'F1, h'F2) corresponding to E (90-120 km), and F (> 120km) layers of the ionosphere; and the minimum observation frequency (fmin), which can be a measure of the D (80-90 km) region electron density. These parameters are obtained by the pattern recognition method basically every 15 minutes. Time is Japanese Standard Time (JST), which is UTC+9 hours. Detailed explanation and interpretation of ionograms are found in "U.R.S.I. Handbook of Ionogram Interpretation and Reduction, Report UAG-23A (1972)."

Data Citation
Citation: World Data Center for Inosphere and Spaceweather, Ionospheric parameters scaled automatically from an ionosonde in Yamagawa, Japan, doi:10.17594/5704b79d253fd
General Characteristics
Parameters: Ionospheric parameters
Processing level:
Temporal resolution: 15 minutes
Start date: 1992-01-01T00:00:00
Stop date: 15 minutes, before Present
Observatory Location
Observatory: Kagoshima
Latitude: 31.20°
Longitude: 130.62°
(Note: Latitudes and longitudes are expressed in decimal degrees. Eastern longitudes and Northern latitudes are positive.)
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Contact Persons: Mamoru Ishii
Data Access:
DOI: 10.17594/5704b79d253fd
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Ball, A. and M. Duke [2011], How to cite datasets and link to publications, DCC How-to Guides, Edinburgh: Digital Curation Centre.
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