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Table 3.

Comparison of MSISE-00 and JB2006 model predictions with CHAMP neutral gas density observations for the periods of solar maximum (October 2002) and solar minimum (February 2008) activity. Standard deviation and mean relative deviation are given, analyzing a total number of 2414 measurements.

MSISE-00 JB2006
Period SD × 10−15 g cm−3 MRD (%) SD × 10−15 g cm−3 MRD (%)
October 2002 1.39 16.9 1.12 10.7
February 2008 0.80 40.2 0.56 14.6

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