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Total electron content of the ionosphere at two stations in East Africa during the 24–25 October 2011 geomagnetic storm

F. M. D’ujanga, Baki, P., Olwendo, J. O., and Twinamasiko, B. F., Total electron content of the ionosphere at two stations in East Africa during the 24–25 October 2011 geomagnetic storm, Advances in Space Research, vol. 51, no. 5, 2013.

Corona mass ejections (CME) that enter the Earth’s magnetic field may cause geomagnetic storms which usually occur in conjunction with ionospheric storms. CMEs are a result of solar wind outbursts from active parts of the sun. As the solar wind impinges on the magnetosphere, its velocity and pressure and its embedded interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) are highly variable due to its origin in different solar active regions.

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