AIAA Guide to Reference and Standard Ionosphere Models (G-034-1998e)
AIAA Standards - Online
This standard provides guidelines for selecting ionospheric models for engineering design or scientific research. The guide describes the content of the models, uncertainties and limitations, technical basis, databases from which the models are formed, publication references, and sources of computer codes for approximately 30 ionospheric models. The models cover the altitude range from the Earth’s surface to approximately 10,000 kilometers. This guide is intended to assist communication (C3I) and space system designers and developers, geophysicists, space physicists, and climatologists in understanding available models and comparing sources of data and interpreting engineering and scientific results based on different ionospheric models.