Comparisons between varions semi-empirical thermospheric models of the terrestrial atmosphere
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The availability of various global thermospheric models allows intercomparisons to be made for identical geophysical conditions. Solar activity effect, geomagnetic effect, diurnal variation, annual variation and latitudinal-seasonal dependence are analyzed in four semi-empirical models, viz. DTM, MSIS, ESRO 4 and J77. Emphasis is given to the discrepancies between the models, and some direct comparisons are made with satellite drag data and micro-accelerometer results. None of the semiempirical models can represent correctly all geophysical aspects of the terrestrial thermosphere.
CitationBarlier, F.; Berger, C.; Falin, J.L.; Kockarts, G.; Thuiller, G. (1979). Comparisons between varions semi-empirical thermospheric models of the terrestrial atmosphere. , Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, Vol. 41, Issue 5, 527-541, DOI: 10.1016/0021-9169(79)90076-X.