Ionospheric Event 2012-07-16


SUMMARY OF THE EVENT: An X1.4 flare was released on the 12/07/2012; the CME assiocated to this flare arrived on Earth in the evening of the 14/07/2012 (source: The Earth ionosphere above Europe was mainly disturbed in the following days (15, 16 and 17 of July) with a decrease of TEC.

VTEC Time Series

Figure 1: VTEC Time Series

VTEC point locations

Figure 2: VTEC extracting locations

Figure 1 shows the time evolution of the Vertical Total Electron Content (VTEC) (in red) extracted from the near-real time VTEC maps at 3 different latitudes (Figure 2): a) Northern part (top), b) Brussels (middle) and c) Southern part (bottom). Also shown, the model based on the median from the 15 previous days (in grey).

About this event, see also:

  • VTEC maps during this event: here
  • Comparisons with the median of the last 15 days: here