Publications based on data from the Alouette/ISIS data Restoration Project


Benson, R. F., Ionospheric investigations using digital Alouette/ISIS topside ionograms, in 1996 Ionospheric Effects Symposium, edited by J. M. Goodman, pp. 202-209, Technology for Communications International/BR Communications, Alexandria, Virginia, 1996.

Pulinets, S. A., and R. F. Benson, Radio-frequency sounders in space, in Review of Radio Science 1996-1999, edited by W. R. Stone, pp. 711-733, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1999.

Benson, R. F., and J. M. Grebowsky, Extremely low ionospheric peak altitudes in the polar hole region, Radio Sci., 36, 277-285, 2001.

Huang X., B. Reinisch, D. Bilitza, and R. Benson, Electron density profiles of the topside ionosphere, Annals Geophys. 45, #1, 125-130,  2002.

Bilitza, D., B. Reinisch, R. Benson, J. Grebowsky, N. Papitashvili, X. Huang, W. Schar, and K. Hills, Online data base of satellite sounder and insitu measurements covering two solar cycles, Adv. Space Res. 31, #3, 769-774, 2003.

Pulinets S. A., A. D. Legen'ka, Spatial-temporal characteristics of large scale disturbances of electron density observed in the ionospheric F-region before strong earthquakes, Cosmic Res., 41, #3, 221-229, 2003.

Bilitza, D., X. Huang, B. Reinisch, R. Benson, H.K. Hills, W.B. Schar, Topside Ionogram Scaler With True Height Algorithm (TOPIST): Automated processing of ISIS topside ionograms, Radio Sci., 39, #1, RS1S27 10.1029/2002RS002840, 2004.

Bilitza D., A correction for the IRI topside electron density model based on Alouette/ISIS topside sounder data, Adv. Space Res. 33, #6, 838-843, 2004.

Benson, R. F., and V. A. Osherovich, Application of ionospheric topside-sounding results to magnetospheric physics and astrophysics, Radio Sci., 39, RS1S28, doi:10.1029/2002RS002834, 2004

Marinov P., I. Kutiev, and S. Watanabe, Empirical model of O+-H+ transition height based on topside sounder data, Adv. Space Res. 34 (9), 2021-2025, 2004.

Osherovich, V. A., R. F. Benson, and J. Fainberg, Electromagnetic bounded states and challenges of plasma spectroscopy, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., 33, 599-608, 2005.

Kutiev I., P. Marinov, and S. Watanabe, Model of topside ionosphere scale height based on topside sounder data, Adv. Space Res. 37(5), 943-950, 2006.

Gulyaeva T.L., J.E. Titheridge, Advanced specification of electron density and temperature in the IRI ionosphere-plasmasphere model, Adv. Space Res. 38(11), 2587-2595, 2006.

Webb P.A., R.F. Benson, J.M. Grebowsky, Technique for determining mid-latitude O+/H+ transition heights from topside ionograms, Radio Sci. 41, #6, RS6S34, 2006

Uemoto J., T. Ono, A. Kumamoto et al., Statistical analysis of the ionization ledge in the equatorial ionosphere observed from topside sounder satellites, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys. 68, #12, 1340-1351, 2006

Belehaki A., P. Marinov, I. Kutiev, N. Jakowski, and S. Stankov, Comparison of the topside ionosphere scale height determined by topside sounders model and bottomside Digisonde profiles, Adv. Space Res. 37(5), 963-966, 2006.

Webb P., R. Benson, J. Grebowsky, Altitude variation of middle latitude topside ionospheric electron-density profiles, Adv. Space Res. 37(5), 951-957, 2006.

Coisson P., S. Radicella, R. Leitinger, and B. Nava, Topside electron density in IRI and NeQuick, Adv. Space Res. 37(5), 937-942, 2006James, H.G., Effects on transionospheric HF propagation observed by ISIS at middle and auroral latitudes, Adv. Space Res., 38, 2303-2312, doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2005.03.114, 2006.

Kim H, Min K, Park J, et al., Comparison of satellite measurements of the low-latitude nighttime upper ionosphere with IRI, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys. 68, #18, 2107-2118, 2006.

Bilitza, D., B. W. Reinisch, S. M. Radicella, S. Pulinets, T. Gulyaeva, and L. Triskova, Improvements of the International Reference Ionosphere model for the topside electron density profile, Radio Sci., 41, RS5S15, doi:10.1029/2005RS003370, 2006.

James, H. G., R. G. Gillies, G. C. Hussey, and P. Prikryl, HF fades caused by multiple wave fronts detected by a dipole antenna in the ionosphere, Radio Sci., 41, RS4018, doi:4010.1029/2005RS003385, 2006.

Webb, P. A., R. F. Benson, and J. Grebowsky, Technique for determining mid-latitude O+/H+ transition heights from topside ionograms, Radio Sci., 41, RS6S34, doi:10.1029/2005RS003391, 2006.

Muldrew, D. B., The Poynting vector applied to the complex refractive index in a hot plasma near the electron-cyclotron frequency, and to the cyclotron resonance observed on topside ionograms, Radio Sci., in press, 2006.

Kutiev, I. and P. Marinov, Topside sounder model of scale height and transition height characteristics of the ionosphere, Adv. Space Res., 39/5, 759-766, 2007.

Reinisch, B. W., P. Nsumei, X. Huang, and D. Bilitza, Modeling the F2 Topside and Plasmasphere for IRI Using IMAGE/RPI and ISIS Data, Adv. Space Res. 39/5,  731-738, 2007.

Gulyaeva, T.L., P.A. Bradley, I. Stanislawska, G. Juchnikowski, Towards a new reference model of hmF2 for IRI, Adv. Space Res. 42/4, 666–672, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2008.02.021, 2008

Gillies, R. G., G. C. Hussey, H. G. James, G. J. Sofko, and D. Andre, Transionospheric modelling results for ISIS II in preparation for ePOP, Annales Geophysicae, 25, 87-97, 2007.

Nsumei PA, Song P, Reinisch BW, et al., Ionospheric electron upflow in the polar cap region: Derived from ISIS 2 measurements, J. Geophys. Res. 113, #A3, A03312, 2008

Kutiev, I, P. Marinov, A. Belehaki, B. Reinisch, and N. Jakowski, Reconstruction of topside density profile by using the topside sounder model profiler and Digisonde data, Adv. Space Res. 43/11, 1683-1687, 2009.

Bilitza, D., Evaluation of the IRI-2007 model options for the topside electron density, Adv. Space Res. 44/6, 701-706, 2009.

Sibanda, P. and L.A. McKinnell, Evaluating the IRI topside model for the South African region: An overview of the modeling techniques, Adv. Space Res. 44/6, 707-714, 2009.

Benson R.F., Plasma physics using space-borne radio sounding, in RADIO SOUNDING AND PLASMA PHYSICS, AIP Conference Proc., Vol. 974, pp. 20-33, 2008.

Benson RF, D. Bilitza, New satellite mission with old data: Rescuing a unique data set, Radio Sci., 44, RS0A04, 2009.

Grebowsky JM, Benson RF, Webb PA, et al., Altitude variation of the plasmapause signature in the main ionospheric trough, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys. 71, #16, 1669-1676, 2009.


Master/PhD Thesis:


Gillies, R. G.: Modelling of Transionospheric HF Radio Wave Propagation for the ISIS II and ePOP Satellites, M.Sc. Thesis, Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies, University of Saskatchewan, 2006.                            

Nsumei, P. A., On the polar cap plasma properties and processes: electron density distribution, flow, and driving forces, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2006.