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Table 2

The transformations applied to the dependent variables used to represent the ionospheric plasma and the variability in this plasma, together with the distributions chosen.

Dependent variable Distribution Transformation applied to dependent variable
Polar Auroral Mid-latitude Equatorial
|Grad_Ne@100km| Gamma 3rd root 3rd root 7th root 4th root
|Grad_Ne@50km| Gamma 3rd root 8th root 7th root 8th root
|Grad_Ne@20km| Gamma 3rd root 2nd root 2nd root 2nd root
IPIR_ix Poisson NA NA NA NA
Ne Normal 4th root 4th root 4th root 6th root

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